Good Talks|August 08, 2014 12:20 EDT
Michael Gungor's Blog Post on Not Believing Genesis is 'Literal' Draws Attention of Bad Christian Podcast; Singer to Answer for Controversial Views
Michael Gungor recently made comments on his own personal blog about how he feels some of the stories in the book of Genesis are not literal translations of the Bible, but rather allegories. Now, the guys over at the Bad Christian podcast will put him on to discuss this controversy.
"You asked. We delivered folks. The great @michaelgungor coming to a #BCpod near you. We are going to BLAST THE HELL out of him for you guys. Not really. Not at all really," wrote BCP on Facebook.
Read Gungor's blog post here.
Bad Christian has a weekly podcast that features various guests, both Christian and non-Christian, that have an interesting view on the faith. Most of the time the guests are controversial in some facet of their core beliefs. They did not announce when Gungor would be on, but they responded to various requests of having him speak about his views.
The Gungor band singer's blog mostly targeted the Flood story, and used science to back his belief that Noah and the ark is entirely impossible and improbable. He also stated he did not believe in Creation in the sense of Adam and Eve being the first two people.
In an interview with the Oakland Press, Michael Gungor explained that he first drifted away from some of the biblical teachings sometime late 2012, "I lost my metaphysic, if you will," he confessed. This article, although old, has begun to go viral over the last few days.
In it he speaks of a conversation between himself and a friend that claims that he is no longer a Christian. His friend stated that he believes his heart is as the heart of Jesus, but the accounts found in Genesis gave him "no more ability to believe these things than... to believe in Santa Clause or to not believe in gravity."
He explained that he does not believe "the first people on Earth were a couple named Adam and Eve that lived 6,000 years ago" or "that there was a flood that covered all the highest mountains of the world only 4,000 years ago and that all of the animal species that exist today are here because they were carried on an ark and then somehow walked or flew all around the world from a mountain in the middle east after the water dried up."
For more information and a longer break down of what Gungor said, read our article from yesterday.