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Daniel Schealler's Avatar Jump to comment 29 by Daniel Schealler

In other myths, the sun is not a god but one of the first creations of a god. In the creation myth of the Hebrew tribe of the Middle Eastern desert, the tribal god YHWH created light on the first of his six days of creation - but then, weirdly, he didn't create the sun until the fourth day! 'And God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.' Where the light came from on the first day, before the sun existed, we are not told.

It is time to turn to reality, and the true nature of the sun, as borne out by scientific evidence.

I-am-an-atheist-but I want to distance myself from such shrill, strident language - in a children's book, no less! [/sarcasm]

Bravo, Richard.

Wed, 11 May 2011 05:04:19 UTC | #625679