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What Is The Difference Between Creation And Creation Of The Creation Story

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How were human beings created? How has life come to be? How was the earth created? These are some very important questions that humans have tried to answer for ages. In an attempt to answer these questions, different cultures around the world developed different beliefs. Some believe that they are many gods watching over them, while others believe that there is only one supreme God. Some believe that humans were created by an explosion while others believed that a God or gods created them. Today, I will be analyzing two different creation stories, Genesis, the Christian creation story and “The Creation and Emergence” story by the Jicarilla Apaches. While some differences between the two are evident, the similarities are noticeable. In both creation stories, in the beginning, there was nothing. There was no humans, animals, or planets. In the story, “The Creation and the Emergence” it says, “In the beginning, there was nothing-no earth, no living beings. There was only darkness, water, and Cyclone, the wind. They were no humans but only the Hactin, the Jicarilla supernatural beings.” In the Christian creation story it is stated, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the spirit of God was hovering over the waters.” So in both of the stories, in the beginning, there was water and darkness. This shows that Christians and Jicarilla Apaches believed that the universe was at
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