I am not really sure how to start this thread but one thing I know for sure is that I am in a big fix right now.
I have been reading various translations of the Sumerian Tablets and comparing them side by side with the Old Testaments. The similarities between both of them are so shocking that its not even funny. The stories of Genesis, of Noah’s flood, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, etc are similar in so some ways with the Sumerian tablets. All except that due to the carbon dating of the Sumerian tablets which make the tablets way older than the Hebrew scriptures and the Dead Sea scrolls, which makes them look like edited versions of the original stories in the Sumerian tablets.
Their tablets tells of Planet X, Pluto, all the other colors and elements of other planets in our solar system while our modern technology only discovered Pluto in 1930. Which possibly means their technology was at least on par, or better than ours at that time. And Planet X was where our God or the Sumerian gods came down to earth “from heavenly places” and Man was created from Enki’s idea through the breeding between apeman and these Annunaki species who came from Planet X so as to create the perfect slave to take over all their labors. Enlil wanted the extermination of Mankind by sending the flood but Enki saved our biblical “Noah”. The God we know of could possibly be gods to the primitive men while they are actually higher beings from another planet. And here is where everything starts to get confusing and collapse on me.
Lets say I do not buy that translation, but how can I dismiss the fact that these original stories came from somewhere much older and possibly more credible? Even a relative was telling me why would I believe that Mankind was created to be slaves to these species…but the problem has never been what I believe, it is the truth I am really after and til now I do not have a convincing answer to that apart from the usual default answers from fellow Christians and pastors.
I hope not to offend anyone, I am just trying to seek honest answers as to where the Church stands on these but I have no such luck after asking a few pastors. All I got was:“Have faith/The Bible is divinely inspired/Come to church more/the enemy is lying/etc.” These responses are not really what I was looking for, I was hoping for a more intelligent response that does not insult anyone’s intelligence. It kinda feels like I am being ask to go through a brainwash program instead of being given a direct answer on where the Church stands.
If the reason given to me was that the Bible is divinely inspired and that all else is false, then its common sense for me to think the Bible is false too, simply because the records on the tablets are so much older and makes our scriptures look like edited stories from the original ones.
Despite being in Catechism class, these questions I dare not raise up in front of the people attending it with me, simply because I fear stumping the old priest (who is truly a nice guy) and cause others to stumble with me. However, not being able to get the answers I need badly, I am not being able to look myself in the mirror and being proud that my faith is both rational and justified, but blind faith.