"Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out
unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes." -- Genesis 19:8
Genesis for Skeptics
Genesis has it all: sex, violence, contradictions, insults to women, absurdities, conflicts with science and history, you
name it. Well, except for anything good, that is. God declared his creation to be "very good" in 1:31,
but I can't find anything good in Genesis.
God's two magic trees: The tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. 2:9
"In the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die." 2:17
God says that if Adam eats from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, then the day that he does so, he will die. But
Adam eats the forbidden fruit (3:6) and yet lives for another 930 years (5:5).
"Behold, the man is become as one of us." 3:22
God expels Adam and Eve from the garden before they get a chance to eat from that other tree -- the tree of life.
God knows that if they do that, they will live forever. A spooky thought indeed for an insecure god.