Talk:Adam and Eve

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Creation MYTH[edit]

Please replace the word "myth" in the context above, in the first sentence of the article, with something like "account" or "story". While the writer's belief may be that the story is a myth, this is not a fact and should be left up to the interpretation of the reader.

Jbytell

Myth?[edit]

What makes you so sure it's a myth? Aaron Saltzer (talk) 03:23, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

@Aaron Saltzer: Please read the cite. If you disagree, you are free to list scholarly sources that say otherwise. --NeilN talk to me 03:33, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
And as another editor wrote today on the Flood myth talk page, "Alan Dundes defined myth as a sacred narrative which explains how the world and humanity evolved into their present form, "a story that serves to define the fundamental worldview of a culture by explaining aspects of the natural world and delineating the psychological and social practices and ideals of a society" - from our article on myth. Dougweller (talk) 14:30, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
The citation indicates that a "myth" is a "symbolic story", but that begs the question. Many would argue that the story is not symbolic and should not be classified as a "myth". Why not just say "creation narratives" or "cosmology" instead of "creation myths"? 96.227.142.233 (talk) 13:33, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

Editing[edit]

How come when I edit this page, it doesn't save? Aaron Saltzer (talk) 03:24, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

Why are you breaking a link and changing a cited direct quote? DMacks (talk) 03:29, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

Mandatory discussion[edit]

Saying that Adam and Eve are part of a creation myth is sourced and neutral. C.S. Lewis referred to the story of Jesus as 'a myth that is also true,' so Christians who know what the word "myth" actually means (*raises hand*) shouldn't be offended. Ian.thomson (talk) 02:35, 8 April 2015 (UTC)