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Origen and Origins

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

“What man of sense will agree with the statement that the first, second and third days in which the evening is named and the morning, were without sun, moon and stars, and the first day without a heaven.   What man is found such an idiot as to suppose that God planted trees in paradise in Eden, like a husbandman, and planted therein the tree of life, perceptible to the eyes and senses, which gave life to the eater thereof; and another tree which gave to the eater thereof a knowledge of good and evil?  I believe that every man must hold these things for images, under which the hidden sense lies concealed” (Origen – Huet., Prigeniana, 167 Franck, p. 142).

I guess it depends on whether or not the theory of relativity and what not has been made known. I read something on that site called that discussed an alternative view of the Genesis account. Given that Origen may not have been schooled in the intricacies of Einstein’s theory of Relativity, he may have had a skewed perspective.

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