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2009-06-16

When I was a Christian it never quite dawned (pun intended) on me that there were several days and evenings without a sun to make actual days and evenings.

 

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merideth writes:

 

i hate word puns. but good point!

Katy writes:

 

Well, one supposes that when Yahweh said "let there be light" and there was light, that meant the sun, and because there was light, then darkness, to differentiate day and night, it makes sense to be day and night, right? So - a day. No real reason to question it, was there? How do you figure there was no sun? I'm interested to see where you are going with this?

TheAlmightyGuru writes:

 

The Sun doesn't get created until the fourth "day"!

Double U writes:

 

I've heard them called, "creative periods". "Day" is just easier to say in English, I guess.

TheAlmightyGuru writes:

 

@Double U: It isn't just English. The Biblical Hebrew word used is yowm, which means "day".

http://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=H3117&t=KJV

But then again, yowm could also mean an abstract time period.

But then again, the bible specifically says that the sun set and rose in between each day, indicating a 24-hour time period.

But then again, that could just be an allegory for a very long time period.

But then again...

This Site is a FAIL. writes:

 

"When I was a Christian it never quite dawned (pun intended) on me that there were several days and evenings without a sun to make actual days and evenings."

HUH? LOL, chill on the drugs.

This Site is a FAIL.

DoubleU writes:

 

@This Site is a FAIL.: I'm guessing you have no idea what the author's means. It made sense to me! In common vernacular, "day" means a rotation of the earth, or the time between sunrises, or between sunsets, or between noons. Thus, it doesn't make sense to have "days" with no sun to rise, set, or apex.

Hey, why did I answer that, anyway? I doubt answering him is worth it.

SoapyCola writes:

 

DoubleU and Guru, you misunderstand FAIL. To him, normal things like heliocentrism are fantasy and lies we made up. Probably because they're too complicated to understand.


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