November 30, 2004

Legend and Bible, similarities.

There was a lengthy discussion in class over the literature about the creation of whites, and it evolved into a discussion about the similarities and differences it presents when compared to the bible.

01:001:027 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God
created he him; male and female created he them.

01:001:028 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and
multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have
dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the
air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth

2. The Creation of the Whites

The Creator created a male and female of the white, and one of each of the yellow [Ottaway term for themselves] skinned people. The creation of the whites took place first. When this creation took place is not known. But the Males and Females were found to wander apart and discover no disposition for any sexual connection. The Creator to produce an inclination for a more intimate association and to use the means of multiplication: he took a rib from the side of each of the white couple. And the rib of the male he replaced with that of the female, and the rib o the male was placed in the side of the female. And the red [sic: the transcriber's use, I'm sure.] skinned pair were treated in the same manner. This was found to produce an inclination for sexual intimacy.

The creator clothed them. And when the two couple lie down to sleep at night he placed an apple by the side of each pair directing them not to touch or eat of them. In the morning it appeared that the woman of the yellow skin people had eaten the apple that was laid near the two, and they were naked. The white skinned people had not eaten the apple placed for a temptation; and their clothing remained upon them.

The basic geist of the stories is the same, God created people, the legend, a "Creator" created people as well, however, there are details in which the few differ. In the legend, the Creator creats two types of people, one of which messes up, and instead of having to be clothed, they are now naked. Maybe, for lack of an actual legend, the Bible was paraphrased and expanded on? One cannot be sure.

Posted by Lori Rupert at November 30, 2004 08:36 PM

This is very similar. It amazes me as to the multiple similaries that many religions and cultures have, and yet we strive to point out our differences. I wish people would start to look at their differences and use them to help others instead of pushing others away.

Posted by: Tiffany at December 1, 2004 01:58 PM

But do they really have differences? They all believe in the same ultimate being, the belief systems just bear different rules. I think the opposite actually, i think everyone should pool their differences and then help others, rather than push people away because they are different

Posted by: Lori at December 1, 2004 02:27 PM
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