Often the debate between Atheist’s and Theists are all about the facts. The fact of evolution, the fact of existence, the fact of the fact. It goes on and on, neither side truly making head-way.
One of the questions I often ask of anyone that claims to have the existence of another influencing my thoughts and fate is “Where did fire come from?”
I mean, the Greeks had Prometheus, just about every native american culture has a story where they were provided fire by a superior being, even the Norse had a means as to how they got fire.
Now Atheists will answer quite simply along the lines of “it was an accident” citing the creation of tools and sparks igniting brush or what ever slight difference between the variations occurred. No matter how an Atheist answers it usually relates to happening upon the situation. And honestly, I’ve had personal experiences that can help me imagine the validity of this claim. Granted, no-one can verify who was the first to figure out fire, or even if that person had a name.
Now an idea I have a serious issue wrapping my head around is that we were just granted such knowledge by a superior being. The Greeks had Prometheus have his liver eaten out of his body everyday only to have it regrow while he slept. In most native american legends have the god showing or bestowing fire upon us, similar means are used in Norse mythology.
Now I can even also accept someone coming down the mountain running like hell to give a human a means of creating flame like a baton. But the one concept that I cannot accept is that we just suddenly “knew” how to make fire. We are not born with such knowledge, so obviously it has to be learned, that right there makes me disbelieve that “god” or “gods” bestowed us with such knowledge.
So in my opinion, this had to be a discovery, and very likely by accident.
Do you have a tangible reference to prove your claim of the origin of fire?