Bible Study For Atheists

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    It has been suggested that atheists should start a Bible study discussion.

    After all, we should have a better understanding of what we are debating and make informed, responsible posts.

    What better way to start than the very beginning of the Bible:
    Let's start from the beginning, shall we?

    Genesis 1:1
    "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth"

    The original untranslated Masoretic text reads:
    "Bereshitt bara Elohim et hashamayim ve'et ha'aretz".

    Alarm bells start ringing straight away so far as the King James translation goes.

    My translation reads something completely different:

    "A bullsh!t guy called Elohim walked into a bar, asked for some hash and ended up getting arrested".

    Surely, do we not have a completely different story unfolding here?