Originally posted by sonship
Duped and Gullible
Quote me an ancient religious text which depicts the universe being created by a Life totally outside of and apart from the material of the universe.
ie. [b]"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." (Gen 1:1)
I want your quote of the creation being brought into existence by a Being completely outside of that creation.[/b]
The ancient Egyptian's give us Atum. (Quite beautiful I think, especially in regards to the creation of man).
'Atum, while considered genderless, appeared as the first god or goddess. It is said he created himself from his thoughts and will. From the dark waters of Nun, emerged a hill for Atum to stand upon. This is where he made Shu, the god of air and Tefnut, the goddess of moisture. Shu and Tefnut created Geb, the earth, and Nut, the sky. And from Ged and Nut came even more gods and goddesses. While the world's order formed over time, Shu and Tefnut got lost in darkness. Atum sent his all-seeing eye to search for them and upon their return, he wept tears of joy. The tears struck the earth and turned into the first men.'