Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Willmot and the C-J: one more letter-writer to answer...

The C-J also published a letter from James Adams in which he defended Willmot, based on his assertions about pagan myths and their comparison to Biblical accounts:

I applaud the Courier-Journal for printing James Willmot's op-ed piece about Ken Ham's Creation Museum in Boone County...

Archaeological discoveries like tablets containing the Epic of Gilgamesh, as well as the Ziusudra and Atra-Hasis flood stories, which pre-date the writing of Genesis, have demonstrated that the Genesis flood story that this museum teaches as fact is merely a retelling of ancient Mesopotamian flood myths.

The Adam and Eve story that the museum also teaches as fact is derived from various Mesopotamian myths like the Enuma Elish. Children should be taught the values of science, logic and reason, rather than inculcated to believe in antiquated traditions which have been disproved long ago.

I'm going to go into detail in this posting. But Mr. Adams has clearly not studied the pagan flood and creation stories and compared them to the Biblical versions very closely. If he did, he would find marked and crucial differences between them. At the end of the day-- ironically, it's Mr. Adams who has been "inculcated to believe in antiquated traditions which have been disproved long ago".


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