"Did it take God one day or six days to create?"
(I'm sorry I can't be more helpful regarding the author of that quote, but you know how Ray is with attribution...)
Anyway, Ray then launches into some ridiculous twadle about how the word "day" means "exactly 24 hours", or, "a period of time", or "a thousand years", depending upon the context the word was used in.
Ray could teach Bill Clinton a thing or two. I'm beginning to understand that to a Fundie, the phrase "pay attention to the context" is code for "ignore what it actually says". This makes it all the more amusing when they bleat "Evolution is just a theory!", blithely ignoring the meaning of the word "theory" within the very real context of scientific thought.
But what first struck me about this post was not the ridiculous "context" defense (I'm pretty much inured to that by this point), but the fact that Ray provided only one example of a contradiction within the Book of Genesis. As we all know, there's more than just one. Thanks to www.infidels.org for providing me with the content to formulate a slightly more comprehensive list of Genesis contradictions:
GE 1:3-5 On the first day, God created light, then separated light and darkness.
GE 1:14-19 The sun (which separates night and day) wasn't created until the fourth day.
GE 1:11-12, 26-27 Trees were created before man was created.
GE 2:4-9 Man was created before trees were created.
GE 1:20-21, 26-27 Birds were created before man was created.
GE 2:7, 19 Man was created before birds were created.
GE 1:24-27 Animals were created before man was created.
GE 2:7, 19 Man was created before animals were created.
GE 1:26-27 Man and woman were created at the same time.
GE 2:7, 21-22 Man was created first, woman sometime later.
GE 1:31 God was pleased with his creation.
GE 6:5-6 God was not pleased with his creation.
(Note: That God should be displeased is inconsistent with the concept of omniscience.)
GE 2:17 Adam was to die the very day that he ate the forbidden fruit.
GE 5:5 Adam lived 930 years.
GE 6:19-22, 7:8-9, 7:14-16 Two of each kind are to be taken, and are taken, aboard Noah's Ark.
GE 7:2-5 Seven pairs of some kinds are to be taken (and are taken) aboard the Ark.
GE 7:7 Noah and his clan enter the Ark.
GE 7:13 They enter the Ark (again?).
GE 11:26 Terah was 70 years old when his son Abram was born.
GE 11:32 Terah was 205 years old when he died (making Abram 135 at the time).
GE 12:4, AC 7:4 Abram was 75 when he left Haran. This was after Terah died. Thus, Terah could have been no more than 145 when he died; or Abram was only 75 years old after he had lived 135 years.
GE 10:5, 20, 31 There were many languages before the Tower of Babel.
GE 11:1 There was only one language before the Tower of Babel.
GE 17:8 God promises Abraham the land of Canaan as an "everlasting possession."
GE 25:8, AC 7:2-5, HE 11:13 Abraham died with the promise unfulfilled.
GE 35:10 God says Jacob is to be called Jacob no longer; henceforth his name is Israel.
GE 46:2 At a later time, God himself uses the name Jacob.
GE 36:11 The sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, Gatam, and Kenaz.
GE 36:15-16 Teman, Omar, Zepho, Kenaz.
As you can see, there's quite a few, and these are just the ones that deal exclusively with the Book of Genesis. I wonder if Ray is going to make "Genesis 'Contradictions'" a regular feature at the Swamp...there's certainly enough material for it...