I’m in a conversation with an atheist and this was a reply among many he gave me:
“Many events in Genesis were first recorded by the Sumerians, long before the Israelites, long before the Greeks, the Hittites, the Babylonians. They were told 7 is the holy number because Earth is the 7th planet, which is only true if you start counting planetoids from the outer edge of the solar system. God, and Adam, and many other words were plural terms, and much of what they recorded was translated as subsequent cultures conquered and assimilated each other. Concordantly, it’s difficult to ascertain the true origins of these tales.”
I’m wondering how I should respond to this but I don’t have a clear idea.