That however, does NOT mean, any of it never existed.<quoted text>The earth was created almost ten billion years after the universe began. So claiming they both were in the "beginning" is at the very least, a misleading statement.
And just how did the bible writers know what god did? It does not say. You simply blindly accept that whoever claimed it, had authority to speak for you god.
Because denying the existence of whole cultures is just plain ignorant too.