The "Whole World" was flooded??

by stuckinarut2 17 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • stuckinarut2

    So, Jehovah's Witnesses and many other biblical literalists think that the "Whole World" was flooded during Noahs day.

    They take the "accounts" in Genesis literally. So that means that areas as far away as Australia, Russia, Argentina, Greenland, Antarctica were all visited by Noah and his family to gather animals and preach before it happened right?? They then took everything back to the middle east to board the ark...Uh huh...

    Yet, the same expression in the bible for the "whole world" is also used in the account about the "worldwide famine" in Josephs day! Apparently people came from "the WHOLE world to get grain during the 7 year famine! So Does that mean that the Australian Aboriginals, the American Indians, the Arctic Eskimos and African desert dwellers all travelled to ask the Egyptians for food??

    So does that give a different perspective on the Genesis expression of "The Whole World"?

    What about the expression in the Gospels too then that say "The good news was preached in the "Entire Earth"?

    Any thoughts?

  • hoser

    There is a talk outline that has the illustration of the bristlecone pine and how it is 4850 years old. The flood happened 4350 years ago. So unless these pine trees in the mountains of California can hold their breath for a long time the whole world was not under water.

  • Perry

    This is an image of one of earth's hemispheres from space. As you can see, the idea that the earth was once completely covered with water is nothing more than a myth.

  • Brokeback Watchtower
    Brokeback Watchtower

    JWs and other bible literalist interpret the Genesis flood account as literally covering the whole earth as we know it in the 20th century. Which is simply not the case when it was written. Back in those days they didn't know the earth was a sphere orbiting around the sun. So when in Genesis it says that the waters covered all the earth even the highest mountains it simply meant as far as the eye could see the flood waters covered it. They weren't talking about mount Everest, and the entire globe of the earth covered in water. Everything was far more local and mode of travel was very slow so people didn't go traveling a lot in those days just your local trade routes and such with no maps and no cameras to take pictures to show people back home what other places looked like their was a lot of ignorance about things we take for granted today..

  • _Morpheus

    Well, bible literalists have to accept the concept of Pangea, the super continent. Animals from all over come and during the flood it breaks up... dosent make the story better or more logical, mind you, but thats their explanation.

  • Acluetofindtheuser

    If you don’t like Moses’ explanation of past world events then look to Plato for another view point.

    From one myth to another. Plato’s Critias mentions the Atlantis fable.

    “Many great deluges have taken place during the nine thousand years, for that is the number of years which have elapsed since the time of which I am speaking; and during all this time and through so many changes, there has never been any considerable accumulation of soil coming down from the mountains, as in other places, but the earth has fallen away all round and sunk out of sight. The consequence is, that in comparison of what then was, there are remaining only the bones of the wasted body, as they may be called, as in the case of small islands, all the richer and softer parts of the soil having fallen away, and the mere skeleton of the land being left.”

    Plato is not mentioning the sinking of Atlantis in this portion of the story. Earlier in the story he is describing a local myth where there is a gradual loss of land over a great period of time. He might be describing the slow flooding of the Mediterranean after the land mass between Spain and Morocco broke loose. At some point in ancient history the Atlantic Ocean drained into the Mediterranean. Geologists agree that the flooding of the Mediterranean happened but there is doubt that it happened during man’s existence.

    You never know, some myths could have some sort of truth in them.

  • ttdtt

    Dude you dont have to go into the wording.

    It is absolutely physically impossible for there to have been a global flood as described in the story book called the bible.

    There are HUNDREDS of reason that make the account as credible as Jack & the Bean Stalk.

  • millie210

    I really liked Jordan Petersons lecture on this topic.

  • stuckinarut2

    Thanks for the comments.

    Oh, dont worry - I literally laugh at the very concept of the biblical flood. I just find it an interesting game to use biblical references to combat JW doctrines....

  • eyeuse2badub


    In the beginning, MAN created GOD.

    Then GOD gave MAN the bible full of Hebrew mythology!

    Some of that sh*t that GOD made up and gave to MAN is really too much!

    just saying!

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