In The Beginning….
Lately I’ve had a few believers tell me that Genesis is allegory, not to be taken literally. This of course leads to problems with the doctrine of the fall of man and original sin. At the age of six I was able to pick holes in the story of Genesis. It clearly does not make sense. It really is a problem and until now I’ve never heard a story that sounds convincing as to what Genesis is all about. The story of the garden is just wrong and cannot be literal.
I stumbled upon a BBC documentary with Dr Francesca Stavrokopoulou (love those Greek names) exploring her take on the story of the garden of Eden. This video is 53 minutes long, but I think it is worth watching. It is an interesting explanation. It doesn’t do anything for proving a god exists or showing religion in a good light, but it does give an explanation of the story which, to me, makes sense. I’m no expert but the human motives and interactions laid out in the video seem all to common in human life. It makes sense.
What do you think?