The universe is amazing! Thank you, BET, for leading us on a discussion about creation today. Great job. I can’t wait to look up into (or down onto) the stars! Regretably, the telescope event mentioned was held Saturday night, Sept 29… the night everyone was commenting about today!
SUMMARY FROM SUNDAY SEPT 30 SESSION:
Words of note from Borg today:
Thomas Mann’s definition of “myth”: A story about the way things never were but always are.
2 primary meanings of the story about the fall from Eden: Hubris (puffedup pride) and Exile (alientation)
Hubris develops separation
East of Eden = a symbol for exile
Adham ~ (created from the ground) and Eve. Adham is Hebrew meaning “humankind” (also “man”)
Other things of note:
there are 2 stories about creation in the Bible: Genesis 1.1-2.3 (500s BCE); and Genesis 2.4- ch3 (900s BCE)
About “BCE” — Here’s one description in context with historical use of BC and AD:
In one respect, there really is no difference between an AD/BC and BCE/CE system when it comes to historical dates. The year 23 AD is exactly the same as the year 23 CE, and 4004 BC is also 4004 BCE. References to historical dates under either classification shouldn’t create confusion in a researcher’s mind. Major historical dates such as 1492 AD, 1776 AD or 1941 AD would still be rendered as 1492 CE, 1776 CE and 1941 CE. The AD/BC method of identifying historical dates can be traced back to Catholic historians working in the early Middle Ages. Identifying historical dates until that point was often a complicated proposition, since different historians worked under different calendars. A Roman historian would have used the Roman AUD notation, in which Year Zero was the largely symbolic founding of Rome. Converting historical dates to the standard Gregorian calendar would not have been easy. Using the birth of Jesus Christ as a central point made more sense to the religious historians.