Genesis as Ink Blot

Genesis as Ink Blot October 2, 2016

What do you think? Do you find this analogy which Daniel Eaton came up with helpful?

Of related interest, see Will Hart Brown’s reflections on comparisons between creation in Babylonian myths and the Bible.

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  • Darach Conneely

    You mean we are the creators of our own theology,
    bringing order out of chaos in our own image?

  • davidt

    Nature loves to hide. It’s interesting that the bible tends to take on
    characteristics like nature in this regard. Time in genesis as written is rooted in nature itself Kairos independent of chronos. But the text is generally read as time rooted in the cranium and dependent upon Chrono’s. The shift between Kairos and chronos in the eve and the snake scene is shockingly accurate.

    • davidt

      I want to add eve and the snake scene is dealing with Zeon’s paradox of the arrow of time in ancient story form. They have two frameworks of time while we today only have a single framework called Chrono’s.

  • Daniel Eaton

    Thanks for sharing my meme, James! Needless to say, I think it is an accurate analogy.

  • David Evans

    The Rorschach test was intended to uncover our subconscious desires, often of a sexual nature. Introducing a naked man and woman in Chapter 2 might be considered to be loading the dice in this respect.