2.4: relig/god/does the god tell the truth?:
. if god is always telling the truth,
who told us the genesis story of creation?
it could be that god does as he pleases:
Psalm 115:3: But our God is in heaven:
he has done whatever was pleasing to him.
Psalm 135:6 TheLord has done whatever was pleasing to him,
in heaven, and on the earth, in the seas and in all the deep waters.
and the god may say things not just poetically,
but also to manipulate us.
. it could be the god and the devil are the same entity.
. suppose the purpose of the god is to ensure
an infinite diversity of experience;
and half of that can't be good.
. one way to lead us into hell,
is to promise heaven for those who cause hell.
. the other path to hell is lying to the fool,
the inexperienced, or not emotionally intelligent.
. but the purpose of genesis is not to lie to us,
it is to set the god as an example:
the god works 6 days and rests one day,
just as we should.
. but genesis is more than that;
the bible as a whole tells us god is a repeat creator:
a life has more than one week;
there's a week of creation, a day of rest;
a week of mistakes, a day of destruction;
. first there was a flood; next is the fire.