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    ybruti, brushysage

    As you point out, being a progressive is a difficult job that does not come naturally for most Americans, groomed from birth by the corporate world to embrace a status quo designed by them.

    As for the "two" stories of creation in Genesis, I have a somewhat different view.

    The Israelite religion had its creation myth (two of them, actually, recorded neatly back to back in the first two chapters of Genesis),

    That is, indeed, the general opinion.  However, I perceive them differently,  In my reading of Genesis, the first creation tale concerns the creation of the universe.  The second telling focuses on the creation of a "garden," a special place within the universe, and the rise of civilization.  Thus, one story presents a broad view, the other a  tight close-up.  Does that make two stories, or one?   I'm thinking it's one, told in two chapters, not unlike a James Michener novel.

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