This proves that the first chapters of Genesis are metaphor.
Of course the Bible has important messages in it. Of course it contains the word of God.
Since it was filtered through generations of fallible humans in an oral tradition, and filtered through more as it was written down, and still more when it was translated, we Christians cannot take it literally when we read. What we're reading for is a focus through which the present-day voice of God can make itself heard through the rebellious children sticking their fingers in their ears and screaming "I can't hear you, God! Are you trying to talk to me? Oh, well, guess I'll do what I want, since He's not telling me I can't."
And still, most of us don't listen. And that's the gift He's given us: the choice of whether or not to listen
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