ice core samples showing an unchanged patterns from the last 20,000 years, wonder how the marsupials, kimono dragons, species unique to The South Pole made their way to the Middle East to hop on board the Arc? koala bears have a diet made up wholly of eucalyptus leaves and sleep for 18 hours a day, good luck getting two of those all the way from Australia!
Can someone tell me why Joan's ark and the flood not true and impossible?
by Gokumonkey 60 Replies latest watchtower beliefs
The Fall Guy
Joan of Arc was maid of Orleans - Noah's ark was made of wood! :)
The replica they tried to build that houses the Creationist Museum is proof that it cant have been built.
They used modern machines, modern methods and even then they had to fortify it with metal girders and concrete. Any shipbuilder will tell you that a wooden vessel of that size wouldnt be seaworthy. It would bend in the water and would be smashed to smitherines as soon as the big waves come.
There's a reason the really big ships are built out of steel!
Gokumonkey, here's a useful tip for coping with life: get to know the difference when information is true-- and when it is that you are reading literature (fairy tales).
Hint: the Bible's Flood story is a universal tale of divinely instigated mass murder by drowning and survival of a chosen few and is found in the earliest known literature or "story book", The Epic of Gilgamesh from Mesopotamia about 2100 bce.
For very many reasons Noah's Flood could not possibly have happened and not the least of these reasons is that archaeologists and earth scientists have clear records of Earth events and climate change in the last fifty thousand years and there is no trace of any global catastrophe having taken place and why would there be since Noah's flood is only a Hebrew take on an older story.
The main reasons for difficulty with the traditional interpretation of Gen. have been stated by others above: the biodiversity on the planet today, and geological issues.
How did so many species that are found in remote, specialized parts of the world get from the Middle East (Mt. Ararat) to Antarctica, Madagascar, Cuba, Australia, Tibet, and so on? Why is it that places like those islands just mentioned have so many unique species on them, so many, in fact, that they are known for the phenomenon?
If the ark came to rest on Mt. Ararat and it was a global flood, that is, if the waters covered the entire globe, then how could much higher mountains like the Alps, Andes, and Himalayas exist?
It's important to remember that the ancient people who are responsible for composing and preserving that part of Genesis did not conceptualize the world like modern people do. Ask yourself: did such Middle Easterners back thousands of years ago know about the civilizations in the Americas or in the far East like Japan? If not, then how did they understand the word "earth" in Hebrew? It was certainly not like people today do! The Hebrew and Greek words for "earth" also mean simply "land." If you read the Gen. account of the flood and simply fill in "land" everywhere you see "earth," you can get a better understanding of how an ancient reader was thinking, and also why so many scholars today understand the Genesis flood as a local phenomenon, not a global occurrence.
Does this help?
Difficulty with Noah's flood is because its source is the Babylonian myth of Uta-Napisthim and also it is known from the older mythologies of several cultures.
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provided. None of the eleven points can be refuted!