I maintain that when you actually read the Scripture, I mean actually read the Scripture – dig in, get under the pages, and really read it – Scripture becomes a lot more interesting. Obviously Mitchell is doing that. First, from a while ago, here. And now?
Now Mitchell is actually reading the text and grappling with it – and maintaining his faith in Scripture.
If you applied the same amount of literalism to Genesis 2 – the second creation story – as many do to Genesis 1, then you will by necessity create contradictions. Yet, if you read it as you should, Genesis 1 becomes clear through Genesis 2 and there is no real contradictions.