The Cosmogenical Argument, also referred to as the Genesis Fallacy, is an argument which attempts to disprove primarily God’s Seven Days of Creation. Joey Lawsin, who authored this proposition, argues that the divine creation of the universe was not in accordance or consistent with the principles of science and mathematics. The process of creation was not in logical order nor in accordance with the Laws of Creation nor scientific findings in Astrophysics.
Here are the two glaring mistakes of God’s Creation:
Humans are sometimes thirsty to speculate and make interpretations without scientific evidence or historical basis. Believers are even adamant to discuss their religion in an open forum to avoid conflict or embarrassment. They don’t even accept reason and simply live on faith. However, if they simply get out of their comfort zones, balance facts from speculations, and welcome new evidence that might shed new lights on what they believe, the world might be different today. Believing is not only seeing. It always requires logic, reason and evidence.
Just like those yesteryear, people believed that the earth was flat. When men learned to sail, the concept was put to rest. Yet, if we go out outside and look at through the horizon the Earth still looks flat. The experience defies logic, reason and even evidence. Even to this day, some people still refused to believe that the Earth is round. No amount of information, not even firsthand photographs of the roundness of Earth captured by the International Space Station, the Hubble Space Telescope nor by the unmanned space probes will ever change their perceptions. These pieces of evidence are worthless because they already have preconditioned their minds.
Religion also carries the same predicament. Although verifiable errors and incontestable mistakes are found throughout the bible, these evidence after evidence are worthless because devotees have been indoctrinated to believe God is the ultimate, all-perfect, all-present, all-powerful, all-good, and all-knowing being. However, if believers will only pause for awhile and reflect that if God is really bound of making no mistakes then his holy book should ultimately be free from errors and faulty reasoning. Yet, the Bible considered to be the inspired work of god is filled with so many errors.
Its first glaring mistake actually comes from the very first passage of its very first book – the Genesis. It speaks “God in the beginning created the heaven and earth”. The verse is totally fallacious. Why? Before the birth of our mother earth there are other planets that came first during the formation of the universe. Even in our own solar system, there are other planets that came first before Earth. And there are many other planets, suns and galaxies that came first ahead of our milky way as well. Hence, it is impossible that on the very first day of creation, earth was created first and the rest of the universe was created later. This totally doesn’t make sense.
The second big mistake the bible has committed is about the interpretation of the creation of heaven(s). Remember that God in the beginning created only two objects: the heaven and the earth. Yet, in the books of Genesis, Corinthians, and John, there are three interpretations of heaven. Heaven is interpreted as the sky, the universe, and another dimension. However, only one of these three could be the correct one? It can’t be all three!
Let us extrapolate. If Heaven is the universe and Earth is part of the universe, then it could not be the sky nor another dimension. If earth is part of heaven, then heaven is the universe. But heaven could not be the universe since the universe can be detected and sensed while heaven can’t be detected and sensed at all. We don’t even see angels and saints in space. So heaven could not be the universe. Now, If heaven is another dimension, then obviously earth is not part of this dimension. If it does, then rejoice, all of us are already in heaven. But earth is not a part of heaven hence heaven could not be another dimension. The only possible logical answer is that heaven is the visible arch of the sky where clouds are made. It is the dome above our head which is commonly referred as the sky. This claim is conclusively based on the various passages found in the bible, e.g. the book of revelation.
Even outside the bible, some ancient painters, sculptors and writers interpreted Heaven as the sky above where divine beings live. Evidence of these ideas were found widely on their paintings and sculptures of antiquity. Images of angels guarding the gates of heaven, cherubim playing the harps, and saints sitting on the clouds were evidently depicted on most of their arts. These images have obviously been conceptualized from the confinement of what they see everyday: the sky above their heads and the earth below their feet. This perception of the above-below scenario led their minds to the ideas of heaven and earth. Literally, they equate heaven, sky and dimension all to be the same.
The story of creation, as well, is a man-made concept than a godly declaration. Why? Biblical writers in those early days thought that the earth was the center of the universe with edges, ends, four corners, foundations and pillars. If it is true that the story was inspired by god, then these cosmological errors could have been corrected by god himself. He could have even included the galaxies, suns, planets, milky ways outside our solar system in his creation. He could have even invented a better word for heaven to describe the universe. He could have even created water, vegetation and living creatures on the other nearby planets. It doesn’t make sense the whole universe was created and made earth the only planet that harbors life. He could have as well selected Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn or the other nearby planets as the pioneering planet of life. He could have projected sequentially beforehand the order of creation parallel to what science offers today. Since the story of creation was conceived and written by ancient me, who were not scientifically inclined and possessed limited vocabulary, obviously the bible will be subjected to errors, mistakes and personal opinions and assumptions.
Other biblical discrepancies – errors, mistakes, contradictions, inconsistencies – are covered in the book ” The Bible proves God doesn’t exist”.
Excerpt: The Bible proves God doesn’t Exist by Joey Lawsin