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    Hey, when was Eve named?

    When she first appeared on screen, she was 'woman.' Adam and woman. The snake spoke to the woman, Adam blamed the woman, the woman blamed the snake, enmity between woman and snake...

    When they were kicked out of the garden, Adam named her 'Eve.'
    Eve apparently means 'The mother of all living.'

    But when they left the garden, there were only two living.

    The Woman was a clone of Adam. That would make her the daughter. Adam would be the mother. Adam was the mother of all living on that day. And since everyone descended of the daughter cells off his rib, he would be the Eve.

    But even ignoring clone technology vocabulary, Eve was never, quite, the mother of all living. Every generation would increase the percentage, but never above 99.999999_. Not until Adam died, anyway.
    And she wouldn't even begin to be the mother of all living until they had at least one son and one daughter, to perpetuate the species.
    Or did Adam just call her the woman until they had grandkids and knew for sure there would be 'all living?'

    That verse just strikes me as odd, same as the one about Moses being the most humble man, even to this day.

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    And Solomon the wisest man ever to live or who ever will live.

    You know, the same guy who interfered with his own military operations in order to get one of his own soldiers killed, so he could have sex with his wife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarpedon View Post
    And Solomon the wisest man ever to live or who ever will live.

    You know, the same guy who interfered with his own military operations in order to get one of his own soldiers killed, so he could have sex with his wife.
    That was David, wasn't it?

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    No, David is the one who switched sides to the philistines for a while, and cut a piece of Saul's clothes while the latter was shitting.

    I'm named after him.

    Solomon was the sex maniac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarpedon View Post
    Solomon was the sex maniac.
    Uriah the Hittite.
    Bathsheba Mrs. The Hittite?

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    Ever hear of rhetoric?

    My real name means "the masculine principle", but it doesn't stop people for mistaking me for my mother on the phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Politesse View Post
    Ever hear of rhetoric?
    heard of it, sure.
    But to say certain parts of the Bible are not to be taken literally puts you at odds with some of the faithful.

    My real name means "the masculine principle", but it doesn't stop people for mistaking me for my mother on the phone.
    But your mom did not, i assume, name you "(masculine principle)" because you came out of the womb striking your goatee.

    Eve was given that exact name for the exact reason that she WAS the mother of all living... except she was not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith&Co. View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Politesse View Post
    Ever hear of rhetoric?
    heard of it, sure.
    But to say certain parts of the Bible are not to be taken literally puts you at odds with some of the faithful.

    My real name means "the masculine principle", but it doesn't stop people for mistaking me for my mother on the phone.
    But your mom did not, i assume, name you "(masculine principle)" because you came out of the womb striking your goatee.

    Eve was given that exact name for the exact reason that she WAS the mother of all living... except she was not.
    Talked to Adam about this, did you?

    In any case, it's obviously meant as a story. You don't expect the hero of a fairy tale to be called, "the third greatest swordsman ever" or "situationally honest Abe".

    Yes, I've heard of literalists. I think they are idiots. Next point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Politesse View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Keith&Co. View Post
    heard of it, sure.
    But to say certain parts of the Bible are not to be taken literally puts you at odds with some of the faithful.
    But your mom did not, i assume, name you "(masculine principle)" because you came out of the womb striking your goatee.

    Eve was given that exact name for the exact reason that she WAS the mother of all living... except she was not.
    Talked to Adam about this, did you?
    king james version, Genesis 3:20.


    In any case, it's obviously meant as a story. You don't expect the hero of a fairy tale to be called, "the third greatest swordsman ever" or "situationally honest Abe".
    if the story is held up as an example of perfection, then, yes. Even if it's not perfect, some internal consistency would be expected.
    There may be no meaning to this world, but that does not mean that what I do is meaningless.
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    The whole narrative of the Fall of Mankind, the need for Redemption, Christ as Saviour, etc, doesn't make sense if the Bible isn't to be taken literally. I think that on that point the Fundamentalists are right.

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