vinnieg:Dratsab: Where does it say Adam was created from dust? The only references I have ever seen (Genesis 26/27 - examples here and here) say "God said let us create mankind in our image..." I've heard at various times times people referring to "dust" and "basic materials" (which could be DNA) but not actually seen it myself.
Having said that I'm not a superstitious person so don't generally bother myself with this, or any other, codified superstition. I do, however, find it quite interesting that in the referenced passages "God" speaks in the plural.
EDIT: BTW - this all seems incredibly off-topic... :-)
Corinthians 15:47 The first man was of the dust of the earth, the second man from heaven.
There are also several references to the first man being created of the earths dust, and his name being Adam
I agree this has gone way off topic :) I was originally a Catholic, baptised, first holy communion, then commitment. But since being pushed a bit more, I've gone completely against it, and all other organised religions
I can see why you are no longer a believer. Catholics and that chap with the pointy hat no not Harry its someone more sinister. The pope. Pray to idols (mother mary) and call their priests Father? There is only one father no other and theres nothing in the bible that says to pray to mother mary. Bit like the Mormons who believe that they will become gods one day, woohoo i wanna be a god too! And lets not forget our very own Destiny Church - if you cannot tip you are not worthy to enter heaven, who hands out golden rings and names them sons who will protect their bishop with their life. Um who else did something like this? Think back to World War 2 a nasty fella with a funny mostache. No wonder non believers have a hard time taking us seriously.
But anyway i agree this thread is going way off topic. Maybe Geekzone could do with a religion category :) j/k
Good talking to ya vinnieg