Discovery shows that humans were in Israel 2,000 years before world was created

Religious apologists love to trot out archeological finds that they believe “prove” their particular holy book or religious doctrine to be correct. This leads to frauds like the Shroud of Turin, the James Ossuary, the Lost Tomb of Jesus, and many others being thrust upon the public only to be discredited, but the public understanding of science and history already having been damaged.

A post on Freethought Nation put it quite well:

Few serious scientists and non-believing scholars today view the Bible as an infallible history textbook, but that fact will not stop the faithful from trying to fit each piece of pottery, every building block found in Israel, into the biblical picture.

Another genuine find demonstrating early human occupation in Israel in reality disproves the Bible, at least in its interpreted timeline of depicting the world as having been created in 4004 BCE, per Bishop Ussher’s calculations:

Two weeks ago, Israeli archaeologists uncovered the 8,000-year-old remains of a prehistoric structure nestled away in the upscale neighborhood of Ramat Aviv. The cornerstone of the ancient building, which lies on a construction site for exclusive apartments, long precedes the time of Abraham and the rest of the Bible’s figures.

This 8,000-year-old discovery shows that there were humans in Israel two thousand years before the world was created, according to many Bible literalists! And this find is not alone in its antiquity: The city of Jericho’s foundation is millennia older, and very ancient remains of human culture dating tens of thousands of years ago have also been found in Israel. By comparison, the Bible and its portrayals constitute much later human artifacts and innovations.

But don’t let any of that change your mind about the bible. All good christians know that it’s the unadulterated word of god… Even if the facts of history don’t seem to support it.


About Rodibidably

Jeff Randall is a frequent volunteer for free-thought organizations, including the Center For Inquiry – DC. Having been blogging since January 2008, he decided that a community of bloggers would be an interesting new experience (or at the very least a fun way to annoy his friends into reading his posts more frequently). Since finding out about about the existence of, and then joining, the atheist/skeptic community in 2007 he has been committed to community activism, critical thinking in all aspects of life, science, reason, and a fostering a secular society.
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