James Edward Johnson

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Happy New Year!

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It always struck me as interesting that we Jews count the years from what is essentially a literal reading of creation. Just 5771 years ago, the whole universe was created … if you believe in a plain text meaning of the Bible.

What is interesting about it is that we Jews count years in this way, and yet almost none of us read Genesis as a literal text. We celebrate Rosh Hashanah consistent with a belief in which very few of us believe. When I meet a creationist, it means that I am more likely to know the age of the universe according to their belief than they are … seems odd to me …

L’Shanah Tovah!


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Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at 4:30 pm

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