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Genesis 8:6-12 (The Raven and the Dove) by Parastos Genesis 8:6-12 (The Raven and the Dove) by Parastos
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So it came to pass, at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made. Then he sent out a raven, which kept going to and fro until the waters had dried up from the earth. He also sent out from himself a dove, to see if the waters had receded from the face of the ground. But the dove found no resting place for the sole of her foot, and she returned into the ark to him, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth. So he put out his hand and took her, and drew her into the ark to himself. And he waited yet another seven days, and again he sent the dove out from the ark. Then the dove came to him in the evening, and behold, a freshly plucked olive leaf was in her mouth; and Noah knew that the waters had receded from the earth. So he waited yet another seven days and sent out the dove, which did not return again to him anymore.

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dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

"Came to pass" LOL, all those scriptures love that beginning.

And it came to pass that when the waters finally receded, man had to ONCE AGAIN inbreed with each other due to the small numbers, just like they did after Adam and Eve. Oh humanity, inbred twice over, you are doomed.

 

Nice artwork, though.

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Parastos Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whatever version you believe in, inbreeding is practically inevitable. :P
Also - thanks. :)
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dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

Well, that was atheist sarcasm. Inbreeding, by its purest definitions and applications, is most definitely not inevitable, you cannot be more wrong. As species breed, spread out, move out, evolve, etc inbreeding becomes practically impossible. There's always that "gray area" where you might breed with so-and-so five generations removed, whatever, but that's to the point where there's no effect on the gene pool.

Adam + Eve = kids. What do the kids do? Screw each other. What do those kids do? Screw each other, mom/dad, or grandma/grandpa?

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Parastos Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I meant that it is inevitable in the beginning. Even you said it - as species breeds, spreads out, moves out... But it takes breeding, spreading, moving. Do all species do that? Feel natural inclination to shy away from their initial habitat? I doubt that very much. That is what I like about the Bible. Unlike Quran, it doesn't shy away from the nasty stuff. It doesn't always portray all of its heroes as being flawless nor does it always portray all of its villains as monsters.
Also, I would think that condemning the incest of the primordial people as inherently wrong. God does forbid inbreeding, but only once the human race has spread enough. In my belief, that is the sole reason we find inbreeding abhorrent today. We accuse God of breaking the early ased on the rules introduced later.
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dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I was pointing out the pure absurdity of very basic, continuous inbreeding--but apparently this is precisely how you and others think and believe, that it's somehow true...
And somehow it makes sense to have God put humanity in a position of forceful inbreeding despite his infinite powers, and then somehow he's not a hypocrite when he turns right around and says inbreeding is wrong. None of this even makes an ounce of sense.
Your proof lies within the Fundamentalist Mormon cults, of Arizona and Utah. www.phoenixnewtimes.com/2005-1… Their religion is brand new, their practices are brand new, especially compared to the starting base of Adam and Eve. These faithful people inbreed with their own daughters, sisters, cousins, mothers, you name it, because the Fundamentalists believe it's right (look them up.) The result is an inbred population (who can't spread out much, the men need to remain to collect more women, the women are prisoners (literally) and their religion's not welcomed elsewhere) that has massive cemeteries full of stillborn and deformed babies. The death rate for their inbreeding is so high they have entire graveyards for kids, don't you understand that?
You cannot spark off an entire race in this manner, we'd all be senselessly retarded, which would make God a stupid asshole. I didn't make any of this up, the proof of absolute inbred failure is right there.
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Parastos Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I simply wouldn't dwell too much on the inbreeding. I'm fine with both possibilities - that it was allowed up to a certain point and then it was forbidden, or that there is a much more symbolic truth to the story of Adam and Eve (for example, them being symbols of entire humanity). If God indeed allowed inbreeding, He could just as well prevent retardation. Just my two cents, I never really pondered about the issue. Just drawing what it says.
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dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I only pondered because of the physical impossibilities of a great many things behind man-made religion--if we didn't have to inbreed, then Adam and Eve didn't exist--and the earth wasn't flooded, either. With retardation being one small result of this repeated process, then surely God wouldn't let innocent children die of cancer and destroy families with natural disasters. Evil hides everywhere, with no justice in sight.
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Parastos Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But what is man-made religion? Every non-believer will claim that about every religion, and most believers will claim that about any religion but their own.
And God does allow that innocent children die of cancer or that families be destroyed by natural disasters. He's not a happy ending machine.
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