THE major issue in the Oklahoma state school board race this fall is Genesis.  WHY?  They voted to make teaching evolution optional.  Now people are running to change the composition of the board & reverse their stand.

Tangipahoa parish in 1994 voted to teach creationism.  When that failed, they then voted to have teachers announce a disclaimer before teaching evolution.

But we need to focus on the text itself.  What is the Biblical creation account?  Compare & contrast 1 & 2

Law of non-contradiction a product of philosophy.  Not developed in Hesiod yet.  Never developed in Hebraic thought.  Ruth & Jonah vs Ezra & Nehemiah.  Both in canon.

Enlightenment gave rise to literalism.  Had to prove the truths / facts of the Bible to prove that it is the Truth.