The Bible describes a whole lot of toys and technologies, our forefathers thought were divine. Some of the toys were created to do the Gods' desires. Man is part of such toys and just like man, other toys were desired and created. Sometimes, toys were used to design other toys. And, man thought that such toys were divine.
Today, we are also designing other toys. We have designed toys that are now probing mars. We shall soon send other toys to other planets like the Gods sent toys to earth. But, man decided to ascribe to such toys -- divinity.
Our forefathers were not confused. We are. There is indeed, nothing divine in the Bible. There is technology, science and more science--not even magic or miracle.
Now, imagine that your assignment is to write about what you observe for future generations. What a daunting job that would be!
Will your observations make sense to those who come after you? This was the dilemma of messengers from ancient times. The Gods were wowing them with events they could not understand, and the people recorded what they saw. But, often we interpret these recordings without applying logic and science or both. For example, read Daniel Chapter 7. If that did not remind you of power rangers -- the TV series, you have not started to apply science and technology to Bible readings. Behold, in the Bible are the most technologies man is yet to understand.
Many people believe what they believe because it is generally accepted. Some only accept interpretations that are confirmed by their version of The Holy Books, and they consider any use of reason in religious matters to be misleading and impermissible. According to such people, man is too mortal to understand the ways of God. In God Is Not Enough—a groundbreaking and thought-provoking book—the author attempts to deconstruct the puzzles surrounding the concept of God. Who is He? Why were we created? Jesus Christ is the Son of God, but which God? And are these questions really unanswerable?