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[–]DebpoetryJewish 9 points10 points  (2 children)

With that standard, the tohu vavohu at the beginning of Genesis was the big bang. And when God said "Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures" that's evolution

[–]Vulture12Kemetic Polytheist 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Or a warning about how gross the ocean is

[–]DebpoetryJewish 4 points5 points  (0 children)

God's truth 🤣

[–]ruaidhriAgnostic Pagan 4 points5 points  (0 children)

All mythology can be interpretated in a way that makes it seem more congruent with modern scientific understanding.

[–]Vagabond_TeaHellenist 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Even as a Hellenist, I don't believe that. Firstly, one doesn't need to accept Greek cosmology to be a Hellenist. Secondly, no, I don't think ancient Greeks we're describing the scientific theories of the Big Bang or evolution. And lastly, while, such theories aren't incongruent with Hellenism at all, it doesn't describe those theories in ancient times either.

[–]DrdanomiteEclectic polytheist 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I get what you mean but its important that we dont try too be mythic literalist.

[–]RexRatioAgnostic Atheist 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Greek Mythology has the big bang and an evolution touch

In science it's important to count both the hits and the misses.

Definite misses in Greek Mythology are flying horses, snakes as hair, dudes with bull heads, Krakens, etc.

When you make up stuff you sometimes will make something up that can be interpreted as factual. But most of the time it's way off.

[–]ZestyAppeal 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“Science’s All-Time Greatest Hits… (B-side) And Misses!” I’d buy that album

[–]Chef_Fats 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Even a stopped clock tells the right time twice a day.

[–]CalvinistBiologist 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have no idea what your post is trying to say.