I have read the Bible most of my life, and I have always had questions that seemingly could only be answered with religious rhetoric. I would like to see some comments on these questions that are based on logic.
(I have a lot, but I’m only asking a few at a time)
1. Nothing can be assumed or extracted concerning meaning. It’s either written or it’s not.
2. Faith and belief are not a substitute for logic in this discussion.
3. Cultural and social conditions must be considered in the logic.
4. Other writings can be used as well as Biblical.
5. As in all logical discussions, circular reference is not allowed.
In Genesis 2, verse 20 it says: “ – – – But for Adam, no suitable helper was found”
Who was looking for her and where were they looking? If it says that “no suitable helper was found” then logically, whoever was looking must have had at least some hope of finding one and must have had a pool of candidates to check out. After that they seemed consigned to just go ahead and clone one.
In Genesis 2 verse 24 it says: “for this reason a man will leave his Father and Mother and be united to his wife – – -“
Genesis tell us that Adam was made from the dust of the ground and completely alone.
What frame of reference did Adam have for “Leaving his Father and Mother”?
In Genesis 4 verse 14 it says: “- – – I will be a restless wanderer and whoever finds me will kill me”
So far, only 4 people have been acknowledged to even be alive in Genesis, so who were all the people who wanted to kill Cain?