I wonder where this interpretation of the creation story was hiding out while our species was taking dominion and screwing it all up. Also, it seems that this is only part of the problem with the story, or our interpretation- bring forth and multiply could use another translation as well, perhaps one we could screen onto re-usable shopping bags. saying the problem has been with our interpretation of the text rather than the text itself feels unsatisfying- somehow it feels like ducking responsibility in a convoluted sense. what are we to make of god's fury at those who refuse to honor the periodic commandments to commit genocide that one reads in the ot? maybe what we and our planet need is not another reading of this book, but rather it's relocation from our bookshelves, libraries and hotel room bedside table drawers to the blue bin curbside.
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