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Creation stories and the search for meaning | The Recorder

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We want to know where we came from. Children like to hear stories of their birth. Adopted children often seek out their biological parents.

Religions and cultures offer members different creation stories that explain the beginning of humans. Most people know the Christian story: God created the heavens and the earth in six days and made humans in his image.

Other stories tell of multiple gods kicking things off for humans.

Some religions point to magical ravens or an insect-like god. Still others have turtles and toads playing crucial roles. A story of the Fon of West Africa is that a sun/moon being created humanity. Aboriginal dreaming stories describe spirits as creating the earth and humanity. Other cultures include giants in getting…



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