tzor wrote:Viceroy63 wrote:But some 3,000 years ago It was revealed that the Universe did have a beginning. Who could make up something like this? In no other religious book or religious writings do you see such a bold statement as...
"IN THE BEGINNING..."
Those three words alone strongly state the fact that there was a beginning to everything; That this universe did in fact begin. And this statement was only made in the Bible and 3,000 years before it could be known as truth.
Actually, no and no. But let's look at the actual text, according to the The New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE).
"In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth"
Now, it's true that Biblical footnotes (especially good Catholic Bibles) tend to be wordy, but notice that your assertion that no other religious work would have such a statement is flat out false; it was common among creation stories at the time. What is not common among those stories that typically involved conflict and wars between gods to create what the people saw around them was the methodical formation of the universe merely by the word of God.
Why don't we just keep this simple man??? Just show me another religious book or writing that indicates that our universe had a beginning? That's all.
See, you say that the above statement is false and then you dodge by going into some grey area that has absolutely nothing to do with the statement. That is the same thing that evolutionary scientist do when trying to explain evolution....
"Duh, Well no, there presently is no real fossil evidence at this time to support the claim that the theory of evolution is real and we are just making shit up as we go along, but hey look, germs and microbes change into other germs and microbes so that could be taken as evidence that dinosaurs evolved into birds and man from some common ape like creature??? Duh."