Sernett Reading

I thought this week’s reading was very interesting. I liked the part where he says that “you cannot teach the ‘heavens’ to a society that has not yet been formed in the earth.” He states that for people to comprehend religion, they must first have a solid society and foundation on the earth. He goes on to compare the Bilalian people to Adam and Eve in that they had no basis for their society, and thus needy help establishing their earthly lives before contemplating their spiritual lives. This logic makes sense, but I’m not sure about the comparison to Adam and Eve. Adam and Eve were the first two people on earth and had no society or concept of life at all. While the Bilalian people during this time certainly did not have as solid of a society as many other peoples, they at least had a very basic foundation for society and life, making the two situations actually very different.

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