"1:In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2:And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 3:And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 4: And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. 5: And God called the light Day, and the darkess he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. 6: And God said let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.(That is for the evolutionist who had know clue what he was talking about!) 7: And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. 8: And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day. 9: And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land Earth; and it was so."
And thus you come to yet another problem with this book. Not every version says the same thing. Here is what the one sitting in from of me says:
"1:In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2: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. 3:And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. 4: God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5: God callede the light "day," and the darkness he called "night." And there was evening and there was morning - the first day. 6: And God said, "Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water." 7: And so God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it. And it was so. 8: God called the expanse "sky." And there was evening, and there was morning - the second day. 9: And God said, " Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear." And it was so. 10: God called the dry ground "land," and the gathered waters he called "seas." And God saw that is was good."
As you can see, there are 2 different instances which you have combined together. It would seem you must either A: concede one of bibles is incorrect or B: concede that you incorrectly typed up your version, and so it does say there is water above the sky.
My point of this post and my previous, however, is that no book is completely infallible. Using a single reference for a research paper will greatly diminish the possible scope and depth your paper could have; the same goes for life.
I have no problem with religion of any sort as long as they do not try to undermine the foundations of the society in which we live. These basic foundations are what make modern life what it is. They are why I am able to sit here on my computer and type over the internet. Things such as the freedom of speech, life liberty and the pursuit of happiness, freedom of religion, and our ability to use scientific reasoning to discover answers about the universe.
And now that we have gone on long enough, I suggest we both get back on topic instead of derailing this thread into a philosophical debate (that's what Newsvise is for after all).