"And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart" (Genesis 6:6).
CONTRADICTION: "God is not a man that he should lie; neither the son of a man that he should repent" (Numbers 3:19).
EXPLANATION: God is without sin, so any references to Him and repentance merely mean "a change of mind."
Ray supplements this with a graphic that reads thusly:
One again, Ray proves that his intellectual dishonesty truly knows no bounds.
= to feel remorse for failures
= to feel sorry for sins
= to change your mind
= to alter your mind when conditions change
Which one of these fits God best?
First off, the Bible passage from Genesis clearly points to the "remorse" definition of "repent", as should be obvious by the word "grieved".
Courtesy of thesaurus.com (excessive emphasis mine):
anguish, attrition, compassion, compunction, contriteness, contrition, grief, guilt, pangs of conscience, penance, penitence, penitency, pity, regret, remorsefulness, repentance, rue, ruefulness, self-reproach, shame, sorrow
affliction, agony, anguish, bemoaning, bereavement, bewailing, care, dejection, deploring, depression, desolation, despair, despondency, discomfort, disquiet, distress, dole, dolor, gloom, grievance, harassment, heartache, heartbreak, infelicity, lamentation, lamenting, malaise, melancholy, misery, mortification, mournfulness, mourning, pain, purgatory, regret, remorse, repining, rue, sadness, sorrow, torture, trial, tribulation, trouble, unhappiness, vexation, woe, worry, wretchedness
Two, the Bible passage from Numbers doesn't say anything about the meaning of the word "repent", so how exactly does Ray make the case for maintaining that the word "repent" means one thing in Genesis, and another in Numbers?
Both of these intellectually bankrupt "arguments" are just two more iterations of the same old tired "context" nonsense that Ray and his fellow Fundies try to pass off as a valid argument again and again. It's getting tiresome.
UPDATE: the second Bible passage referenced in Ray's post is not Numbers 3:19...it is Numbers 23:19. Any predictions on how Ray will address this latest error? Check back here for further updates.