When you die, you return to the soil, ground, earth.
Today we know, that our bodies are made up of everything we can find on earth, in the ground.
We are made of water, calcium, iron, and so forth.
Thousands of years ago, on the account of genesis, the bible states that the lord grabbed the dirt/ dust/ clay, formed the human body, and breathed life into him.
People for thousands of years have believed that "...I came from the earth, and now I go back"... When they die
Back then, thousands of years ago, they did not have the education or resources to understand what we do today, to know for a fact that our bodies are made up of: soil, earthly elements.
So if there is no god, then
Do you believe it was mere coincidence that humans thousands of years ago believed this which can be proven today? (not that god made man, but that man is made from dirt)??
only problem with taking God out of the equation, you now have to explain where did the single celled organisms that developed from protocells come from.
yes but back then people also believed what we today think as unlogical and stupid. they would believe almost anything.
someone thousands of years ago wouldnt believe that humans were water or rocks or any form of element from the ground. they would think that we are completely foreign beings to this earth, on account that many simply believed that God just placed us on this earth, and since then we have nonstop reproducing.
people back then wouldnt believe that ***we're physically made out of natural resources found on earth***
you do now. based on the knowledge and education thousands of years efforts have come to be. but back then in those times, you would be like any other.
there wasnt really ***huge insight to realise that humans are made of the same stuff as everything else***
hell, even to this day, if I didnt learn from school that we are made from this stuff I would have never known til the day I died.
so understanding that, its hard to believe that our ancestors would have had such an open and skillful mind to understand otherwise.
I don't believe we were ever dirt to begin with...lol typical us (females) taking something precious from a guy (ribs) and trashing it... heheee.
Do find your questions very out there athleta4life... for someone who is only 2 years younger than I am, you certainly know your Bible inside out mate...awww you do puts this aussie chicky babe to shame.. :)
I have always believed we are ‘borrowing’ the beautiful bodies that God gave us and when we die, our bodies withers and decay and our souls hopefully ends up in heaven... The left behind bodies become dirt to fertilize the soil...soils aren't soils without good fertilizers I say..
(not including those two fine gentlemen above me thou)...LOL, im ready for the onslaught of negative attacks towards my answer / opinion...let me put my hard-hat on to cushion the incoming blows and have my stress balls ready on hand for the quick squeezes. ;)
*** Do you believe it was mere coincidence that humans thousands of years ago believed this which can be proven today?
You don't need to understand relativity in order to observe that plants grow out of dirt, and that animals either eat plants directly or eat other animals that eat plants. That life springs forth from dirt is a simple observation that can be made in any age.
We know from scientific instruments that the elements can be found beyond our solar system.
Did god fill the universe with them for no reason at all?
Actually, remove god from the explanation and it all makes sense.
The heavy elements are made by a stars nuclear reactions and emitted at a stars death.
The gaseous and dusty remnants go on to form new stars, planets, and in our case the elements of life.
Humans weren't made from dirt, they evolved. All the way back to single celled organisms that developed from protocells, that formed in earth's early conditions from complex compounds.
Er, what would be the alternative? Seriously, if you didn't believe we're physically made out of natural resources found on earth, what else would we be made of? And where would it come from? It doesn't take a huge insight to realise that humans are made of the same stuff as everything else.
***they would think that we are completely foreign beings to this earth, on account that many simply believed that God just placed us on this earth, and since then we have nonstop reproducing.***
No they wouldn't, because they'd have to face the fact that it's quite possible - easy, even - to create new human beings, without requiring assistance from space aliens.
Besides, many other cultures have creation stories that involve their god(s) creating the first human beings out of mud or something similar. Are you suggesting that those stories must also be accurate?
That sounds good but thousands of years ago all people had to do was see the process of a decaying body to realize that when it breaks down it becomes dust. Dust and water becomes mud the bible doesn't say anything about calcium or water or anything else that makes the human body. I'm not trying to say that there is no God because I believe in him but it lacks facts if there was a picture of DNA in the bible I might be a little more lenient to believe.
Interesting... But dirt has no life itself... neither does clay, rocks, iron, calcium, water... Even mud and minerals has no LIFE so to speak. So how did we, as mineral and earthen beings develop cognition or emotion, movement even?
**only problem with taking God out of the equation, you now have to explain where did the single celled organisms that developed from protocells come from.**
Now, I believe in God, but I find this to be a weak argument. If evolutionists are required to explain where single celled organisms came from, then we would be required to explain where God came from.
Obviously, we can't.
But think about the scripture: And God formed man from the dust of the earth, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being.
Obviously, there is something bigger going on here. It doesn't really matter what we were made out of. God could have made us out of tin foil if he wanted to, that's not the point. The point is that he DID make us, and the idea that he used the elements, which were already at his disposal, makes total sense.
Besides, judging by the evil and ugliness of common man, myself included, its not implausible to think we're made out of dirt.