1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.Genesis 1:1
The first absurdity is that theists believe that God is 'the beginning' of all things and he himself is the prime mover, the uncaused cause of everything we know to exist. They accuse atheists by saying that we believe that everything came from nothing. But the reality is that we don't know and therefore are currently working on the problem. A theist on the other hand doesn't claim to not know, they claim with absolute certainty that God did it! What do they base this on? Faith in the so called revelation from God known as the Bible. How do they know that the Bible was really inspired by their god? Because it says so in the book itself!
The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law. Deuteronomy 29:29
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 2 Timothy 3:16
There's nothing reasonable about circular reasoning!
The next absurdity is God's best and greatest miracle which I would've loved to have been there to see this one myself.
4God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.
This passage treats light and darkness as if they were two separate existing conditions that could exist and occupy the same space at the same time! How do you separate light from darkness when darkness is the absence of light and light illuminates and dispels darkness. These two conditions literally cancel each other out there is either one or the other the two cannot occupy the same space without eliminating the other.
Light dispels darkness! They cannot coexist.
11Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so.
The next absurdity is that God created all manner of plants, trees, vegetation and flora with nothing else but his word. No seeds were planted he just spoke the initial flora of the earth into existence.
We are to believe that all of this diversity just popped into existence at the behest of God!
14And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, 15and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so. 16God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. 17God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, 18to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness.
This next one takes us back to the first absurdity. Notice the language used in the 18th verse that I have underlined. Didn't God already do this in verse four? He separated light from darkness and called them night and day but back then there was no sun or moon. Somehow it did not make a difference.
20And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.” 21So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
Just like he did with all flora on the earth, the good Lord spoke all aquatic and winged creatures into existence and at his behest voila' from nothingness they emerged!
All this just popped into existence out of nothing!
24And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so.
Once again God magically spoke into existence all land animals and at his behest they simply popped into existence out of nothing!
These were also magically brought into existence as well!
Before I get to God's "greatest" creation I would like to digress for a moment. These animals pictured above are all on the endangered species list. So my question theists is if God created all living creatures on earth as you believe then how do you explain extinction? Don't you think that evolution by the process of natural selection is a more viable explanation for extinction than say God did it? If you state that God did it then the next question would have to be why create them if his only intent was to allow them to go extinct? Adaptation explains it quite well without the necessity of a god or some all powerful being.
27So God created mankind in his own image,in the image of God he created them;male and female he created them.
Then God created idiots like this one!
Not to be a jerk or anything but in my opinion the worst thing that God ever "created" on this earth is man! Man has and continues to destroy the balance of nature and tends to corrupt or eradicate everything he touches. Our natural resources, our flora and fauna, our oceans, the air, our forests, are all the victims of man and continue to be sacrificed at the altar of so called progress. We are at fault for destroying our own habitat and compromising the environment we live in.
In this post I have only dealt with the first of the two creation stories as they are narrated in the scriptures. I will be dealing with the second tale and highlight then the many contradictions that I have found there as compared to this version. Aside from the cosmological blunders in chapter one the order of creation is pretty good here as compared to what we know today.
Finally, according to this version of creation God created everything from nothing! He is himself defined as the beginning of everything so he too must've popped into existence out of nothing with the big bang. So much for the something from nothing argument! If you say God always existed then where did he come from? Your reasoning is unreasonable and your reasoning makes no sense and is irrational.
Note: All biblical citations are taken from the New International Version