Interesting post and I agree with much of what you say; however, I don't see how a living organism being created from dust supports evolution since the first living organism was surely not created from dust nor did modern man (and Adam IS portrayed in the bible as a 100% modern man and not as a Cro-Magnon or Neanderthal or any hominid which came before)come to be within the blink of an eye which is also pretty much how the bible portrays god creating the first man.<quoted text>
I'm not professing to know how life got here. I simply question how life began to form. The building blocks for life obviously came from the Earth. I really don't believe in the Bible, but I find it ironic that Adam was formed from dust and metaphorically that supports evolution. As far as the rib forming Eve, I think that is the start of where the Bible leans toward a male superiority attitude. I personally find the Bible pretty repulsive when it comes to women in general.
And yes, of course the bible leans toward a male superiority attitude- it was written by men who perceived women as lowly because everyone did at the time the bible was written.
I find the bible repulsive not only due to that, but also due to the incredible amount of blood, gore and violence to be found within the pages of the...ahem...."good" book.
But what I find most repulsive is how self-contradictory the god of the bible is along with being vengeful, vindictive, wrathful, petty, jealous, mean and spiteful.
Sorry, but imo, only a masochist could describe the god of the bible as "loving".