Most people skip over biblical genealogies. This person begat this person. But putting those ages into a chart reveals some interesting things.
This chart must use an arbitrary starting year. I chose 4004 B.C. to show the dates from the traditional fundamentalist perspective.
|Patriarch||Years Lived||Age When Begat Son||Time Span Lived|
|Adam||930||130||4004 – 3074|
|Seth||912||105||3874 – 2962|
|Enosh||905||90||3769 – 2864|
|Kenan||910||70||3679 – 2769|
|Mahalalel||895||65||3609 – 2714|
|Jared||962||162||3544 – 2582|
|Enoch||365||65||3382 – 3017|
|Methuselah||969||187||3317 – 2348|
|Lamech||777||182||3130 – 2353|
|Noah||950||500||2948 – 1998|
|Shem||600||100||2448 – 1848|
|Arphaxad||438||35||2348 – 1910|
|Shelah||433||30||2313 – 1880|
|Eber||464||34||2283 – 1819|
|Peleg||239||30||2249 – 2010|
|Reu||239||32||2219 – 1980|
|Serug||230||30||2187 – 1754|
|Nahor||148||29||2157 – 2009|
|Abram||175 (Gen. 25:17)||100||2058 -1883|
|Isaac||180 (Gen.35:28)||60||1958 -1770|
As you can see, according to the bible, Abraham lived at the same time as his ancestors Noah, Shem, Arphaxad, Shelah, Eber, Peleg, Reu, Serug, Nahor, and Terah. Eleven generations sitting around the table!
In fact, Noah’s son Shem, would have lived into the time of Jacob!
Using the Bible’s chronology, Adam was “created” when civilizations had been thriving in Mesopotamia, Egypt, China and elsewhere for thousands of years and homo sapiens had been roaming the planet for 100,000 years.
Sam Harris, author of End of Faith and Letter to a Christian Nation, discusses the threat from Muslim extremism and how liberals do not recognize that threat. Harris talks about how the West is at war with Muslims such as the ones who think that cartoonists should be beheaded because of cartoons.
Two important points that Harris makes
- Liberals don’t know what it is like to be a fundamentalist.
- Larger number of Muslims are radical than most people in the West realize.
Bill O’Reilly: “The atheists are just stupid for making people angry”.
Is O’Reilly being stupid ever time he makes people angry? Then that would be all the time.
Ann Coulter: “This country was founded explicity on a belief in god.”
Really? Is that in the U.S. Constitution? Where exactly is that?
Ann Coulter: “It doesn’t even fit within the public forum definition of what speech must be tolerated. So, it is the government officials being idiots to even allow these atheist signs”.
Where are you getting this Ms. Coulter? Why wouldn’t this type of speech be tolerated? Because it’s not Christian?
Bill and Ann are intolerant and hateful. Then they try the switch-and-bait to put their characteristics on their opponents.
Amazing! It will come as a shock to Beck that “up” is into the atmosphere and “down” is towards the center of the Earth. I think creationists know more about science than this.
The Cheney doctrine of keeping the number of troops small so that they could be deployed quickly didn’t work in Iraq or Afghanistan. It took Cheney/Bush four years to admit the fact in Iraq to begin increasing the number of troops and they never did in Afghanistan. Obama is doing what should have been done in 2002.
The Cheney doctrine was a failure. The Republicans pushed out the only person with military intelligence in their administration – Colin Powell whose intelligent doctrine, known as the Powell Doctrine, was to use overwhelming force to get the job done.
RedState is wrong again. But I don’t think I’ve found one place where they are “right”.