Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Disproving Omniscience

God's kind of a liar, as it turns out:

17But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
And the serpent is the truth teller:
Gen3:2And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:

3But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.

4And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:

5For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

6And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
So after that, Adam and Eve were ashamed of being naked, and then instead of owning up to rational thinking they blamestormed on the serpent. And God punished the shit out of them - hard work, hard childbirth, subjugated Eve. And he got petty, or jealous, or something
Gen3:22And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:

23Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.

We just watched Evan Almighty, which was pretty good. I kind of like Morgan Freeman as God. But it got me thinking about Noah again, so I started reading.
Gen 6:6 and 7 - 6And the Lord regretted that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved at heart.

7So the Lord said, I will destroy, blot out, and wipe away mankind, whom I have created from the face of the ground--not only man, [but] the beasts and the creeping things and the birds of the air--for it grieves Me and makes Me regretful that I have made them.
To regret, as in to be sorry for. To be sorry for something you've done, to regret it, means that it was wrong, a mistake. God felt that He had made a mistake? Genesis 6:6 completely eradicates the idea of an omniscient God.

Wow, that was easy.

Same things, NIV:
6 The LORD was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain.

7 So the LORD said, "I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth—men and animals, and creatures that move along the ground, and birds of the air—for I am grieved that I have made them."
And King James:
6And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

7And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.

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