Originally Posted by HopeHacker
I have always wondered about Cain and Abel, and how there were wives for them.
Same here. I'm not knocking Christianity or the Bible, but I don't understand how some people can believe it literally,
that they believe that everything in it actually happened.
(For example, the whole flood thing and Noah putting two of each animal on the ark. Two just isn't enough to be genetically viable. Same as the whole Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, etc ... You just can't sleep with your family members and expect it to work out well in the end. Ummm, from a genetics standpoint, I mean.)
I do not mean to bash anyone's faith, and I appreciate that your faith in a higher power allows you to accept this stuff as what really happened, and that god (or whomever) is just powerful enough to allow things like this to work properly (without having to worry about the whole "genetics" thing). I just find it difficult to wrap my own mind around the idea of it, and a part of me is envious of people whose faith is so strong that it enables them to believe in things I, personally, find somewhat preposterous. My faith isn't nearly that strong or resolute.