The Wickedness Of Man

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Nyann Swain-Welborn Humanities 1 H Mr. Woodruff 9/28/10 The Wickedness of Man The wickedness of man has been a crucial part of every religious belief since the very beginning of time. Examples shall be shown using four different types of creation stories. These stories are The Old Testament Genesis chapters 1-11 which is a Christian/Jewish monotheistic belief of how everything came to be, Theogony by Hesiod the Greek Polytheistic belief, Metamorphoses by Ovid which is a Roman belief that was heavily influenced by the Greek because of location and Our picture of the universe by Steven hawking which is a scientific view of how everything came to be. In The Old Testament, The book of Genesis is the first book of the bible. The bible portrays the world as we know it being created by one god. This shows that this is a monotheistic religion. It doesn’t have a specific name of somebody who wrote it so it could’ve been one or multiple authors for it. In the bible they do say that God inspired some people to write about his doings and these people of the Old Testament aren’t listed. But in the New Testament, each book was most likely written by the person. In the Bible, one major meaning portrayed from the beginning to the very end is the constant aloofness between God and man and how the space decreases the further you read. There are many examples to show the growing gap of praise to the creator, “And God saw the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”(Genesis 6:5). This shows that god only saw pure evil in almost all of man on earth except for in Noah, this view of mans inexplicable wickedness led to the elimination of man by means of The Flood. It was for 40 days and 40 nights and then had man rebuild itself, “And the Lord smelled sweet savour; and the lord said in his heart, I
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