There it was in black and white in a guest editorial in the Toledo Blade: “Some 6000 years ago God created marriage. Real marriage.” Not surprisingly this dimwit statement was made by an evangelical pastor of one of the largest congregations in Toledo. Pity the congregation who say, Amen! May I add this footnote of my own: Father forgive them for they know not what they do.
What DO you do with an entire congregation of cement heads? Not only here in one church in northern Ohio, but all across this land. Thousands upon thousands of people sitting in pews each Sunday [and Wednesday] being filled with complete nonsense. And they vote. There’s the frightening part! They show up at the polls to elect the leader of the Free World.
Six thousand years ago, he said. Amen! they say.
I assume that the good but unread pastor was referring to the ‘creation’ story in Genesis in 4000 BCE. The ‘first people.’ Except for the Egyptians, Sumerians, Mesoamericans and Turks among hundreds of others who ‘existed’ way before Genesis. Do they count, Pastor Scott?
Take the site in Turkey named Göbekli Tepe. The site isn’t just old, it redefines old: the temple was built 11,500 years ago—a staggering 7,000 years before the Great Pyramid, and more than 5,500 years before Eve ate the apple. The ruins are so early that they predate villages, pottery, domesticated animals, and even agriculture. Here lay the first embers of civilization.
But not at The Church on Strayer where Tony Scott tells the faithful that God created Adam and Eve ‘some 6000 years ago.’ And the nod and say, Amen!
What about marriage? Did God marry Adam and Eve 6000 years ago? Who was the best man? Who was the bride’s maid? Did they have a marriage license? What were their vows? Was apple pie served at the reception? And who came to the reception? Further, whom did their children marry? Brother marries sister??
To extend the idiocy even further, why did ‘God’ permit David and Solomon to have concubines in addition to many childbearing wives? For the Bible says in the Books of Kings that Solomon had 700 wives and 300 concubines.
Sorry Pastor Scott, but your biblical righteousness hits a brick wall.