God and World

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Since the world can only be created once, which way was it created? In “ The World on The Turtles back” and the Christian’s account in “Genesis,” they have differences such as how the world was created. They also have differences in humankind, and the authority of man over animals in the Beginning. Their similarities are also important just as much as the differences. Their similarities are that they believe essentially the same thing.

In “Genesis” and “ The World on The Turtles back” differ in several ways. As in “Genesis” says, there is one God who existed before anything was ever created. Then in “ The World on The Turtles back” states, that there are many gods who exist with almost everything already created. According to “Genesis,” in the beginning, everything is good nothing is evil, there are no crimes such as murder, and nothing has yet been created. In “ The World on The Turtles back” there is already evil as exhibited by the pregnant mother when she wants roots from “The Great Tree.” Even though that is breaking the law in order for there to be good, there has to be an equal amount of evil to create balance & harmony, where as in “Genesis” the world is already perfectly balanced with no evil. As in “ The World on The Turtles back” also shows the animals capable of sustaining themselves, with man and animals being completely independent of each other. In “Genesis,” man is placed in authority over animals and is even the one who gives the animals names. The differences between “Genesis” and “ The World on The Turtles back” are more specific, where as the similarities are more general and broad.

There is only few and general similarities between these two creation myths. The similarities show more about the story than the differences do. They both acknowledge deity, meaning they both believe in a supreme being or beings. In“ The World on The Turtles back” there is a great tree and in “Genesis,” there is the tree of knowledge...
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