An open question to all you Christians out there.

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Andrew McArthur's picture
An open question to all you Christians out there.

Hello everyone. Seems like lately you can't take a step around here without treading on some Jesus freak's toesies. So I thought I might take advantage of the situation to try and achieve some clarification on matters biblical.

Just let me see if I've got my "facts" straight.

God made Adam and he was the first man
Then God made Eve
They had two sons: Cain and Abel
Cain killed able in true biblical fashion
Cain got sent away

So my question is this, who did Cain have babies with?


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Mitch's picture
Yes, actually, it was monkeys

Yes, actually, it was monkeys.

Thing is, its was only EVER monkeys.

Just like the rest of life; remove god, and stuff still works just fine.

Andrew McArthur's picture
You sound more like a lion

You sound more like a lion than a Christian, Bon appetit,

Andrew McArthur's picture
Apparently the Christians

Apparently the Christians have all vanished in a puff of disbelief. Hmmmm.

Luther's picture
I am not on here to argue the

I am not on here to argue the Christian view, but since no one else has spoken up, I can certainly speak as a former Christian. This was a common question that came up in bible classes and such, and the answer was that Adam and Eve had other children. Since, according to the bible, people lived for long periods of time back then, Adam and Eve likely had quite a lot of children. Obviously then the first marriages would've been between brothers and sisters but somehow God made it so that everything worked out okay genetically.

mjfermalino's picture
then why it wasnt stated in

then why it wasnt stated in the bible?? is this again a self imagining statements u christians made for reasoning up? and you all now that it is a mortal sin in christianity if u marry anyone inside you own bloodline. :)

Ilovequestions's picture
Conor nailed it :)

Conor nailed it :)

Andrew McArthur's picture
Well colour me stoopid!

Well colour me stoopid!

Jeff Vella Leone's picture
Actually that is the

Actually that is the christian answer but it is incorrect, that is not what the bible is saying.

There were no interbreeding like that, else today we would be like monsters.
but it is true that it says that people lived like 900 years at the time and god one day decided to reduce it to just 100 years.

The bible does not say the origins of those woman but it clearly does not say that they were the first humans.

What it says is that they were the first in the EDEN.

What is being described there is that God created Adam with "what makes the shape".
Translated as "dust" in the christian bible but in Hebrew it translates as "what makes the shape".

Also we do not come from monkeys but the hypothesis is that we evolved from APES (tail-less upright walking monkey like creatures)

Andrew McArthur's picture
I prefer monkeys, they're

I prefer monkeys, they're springier!

ImFree's picture
“Unfortunately, the

“Unfortunately, the scientific evidence shows that Adam and Eve could not have existed, at least in the way they’re portrayed in the Bible. Genetic data show no evidence of any human bottleneck as small as two people: there are simply too many different kinds of genes around for that to be true. There may have been a couple of “bottlenecks” (reduced population sizes) in the history of our species, but the smallest one not involving recent colonization is a bottleneck of roughly 10,000-15,000 individuals that occurred between 50,000 and 100,000 years ago. That’s as small a population as our ancestors had, and—note—it’s not two individuals.” ttps://

ThePragmatic's picture
Hold it! Don't forget, all of

Don't forget, all of humanity is supposed to be descendants of only eight people, and only about 4400 years ago.

Genesis 7:13
“On the very same day Noah and Noah's sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, and Noah's wife and the three wives of his sons with them, entered the ark.”

This should be seen clearly in DNA analysis.

ImFree's picture
Yep….” The Rest of the Story”

Yep….” The Rest of the Story” as Paul Harvey (theist) would say…..

Jeff Vella Leone's picture
One could solve the problem

One could solve the problem by having 10 000 virgin birth lol :P

ThePragmatic's picture
One would think such an event

One would think such an event would be worthy of mention in the bible... :)

Jeff Vella Leone's picture
You have the creation of the

You have the creation of the moon and stars in 1 day, virgin birth is just too insignificant lol

Luther's picture
Of course, ultimately, for

Of course, ultimately, for the believers, science doesn't enter into it. Otherwise they would still be scratching their heads about the bit where God made Eve out of one of Adam's ribs.

ImFree's picture
I remember being told that

I remember being told that story at the age of four or five and thinking...what?...hmm...well if they (grown-ups) say so.....

Had trouble believing snakes talked...

Rownee's picture
Shortly after Cain beat his

Shortly after Cain beat his brother to death in the fields he left the garden of Eden and moved to the land of Nod. He got a wife there and had babies with her. No word on where the people of the land of Nod came from though. Genesis 4 16-17.

Austin Hodge's picture
Hypothetically, he may have

Hypothetically, he may have bred with the other woman on the planet. I forget her name, but she was created EQUAL to Adam, according to the bible. But, she didn't want to be his little breeding puppet, so she left. To the Christians, she's a sinner and a heretic... For being independent.. Isn't THAT just a good message for little kids going to church?

watchman's picture
I think you are referring to

I think you are referring to the mythological "Lilith" figure....


Austin Hodge's picture
Oh, that's her name! Lilith.

Oh, that's her name! Lilith. Thank you, Watchman.

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