For us Christians in the group: Did God really create the world in Seven Days, or is it a metaphor for something else?
My father takes the Old Testament very metaphorically in most cases, and views it more as a guideline than a factual word for word description. He would say much longer than 7 days, and we're I religious, I'd agree with him.
Eons, not centuries. Many millions of years. Billions of years.
He created it in 6 days. He rested on the seventh.
Why even take 7 days even if you are god?
Because everything occurs by his sovereign will.
And you know this how