@edwest @William_Scott @Edgar I don’t presume to convince you of anything. As you are all quick to point out, the Church allows both of these views that we discuss. I understand that it is difficult to let go of what you have been taught and believed for so long. For those reasons, I don’t try to convince, but just inform if its welcome. If you’d rather ignore what I say or ridicule it, by all means, go ahead. Just know that it will do very little to deter me, just as I’m sure what I say will do very little to deter you from what you believe.
Quite frankly, I don’t care one way or another what you believe about Genesis. I believe in what I have laid out for you, and honestly, it makes a lot of sense, is emphasized by many people much smarter than myself, and doesn’t in the slightest bit mean I am not faithful or don’t believe in God or believe the Bible is a lie. I’ve spelled out for you a lot of what I have because I am genuinely intrigued by the topic and believe knowledge should be propagated to those who are willing to be open to receiving it. What you do with that information is up to you, but I don’t feel the need to try to defend my view to you, as I believe it speaks for itself.
At the end of the day, God is good, no? So why bother with such a small thing when the Church herself doesn’t condemn either of us? The truth will out. Until then, I think its just a really fun area for academia.