I suspect that when you quote from Genesis, you’re doing something very different from what I’m doing when I quote from Genesis. You are quoting the Word of God, whereas I’m just quoting from a very ancient story that a beleaguered people told their children to explain what was going on in that part of the world.

If it is “the Word of God,” then of course we should just resign ourselves to death. But if, as I am obviously asserting, it’s just an old story, then there is no reason why we should resign ourselves to death.

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posted: 10 Sep 2000
updated: 10 Sep 2000