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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Creation Stories

In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, ...
-- Genesis 1:1
In the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens, ...
-- Genesis 2:4b
Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
-- Job 38:4
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
--John 1
Our sacred texts tell a number of creation stories.  The poetic power of the scripture reveals a world beginning.  Why do we love these scriptures, songs, and epics? 
Religion finds a way to experience phenomena as seen in the light of the divine.  We find deep beauty, words to express our wonder, and the sense that someone else stands with us, seeing it all, and finding that it is good!