The "Whole World" was flooded??

by stuckinarut2 17 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • DesirousOfChange

    JW explanation: The Bible says so! Jesus believed it! So it happened. End of debate.

    You know.........God can do MIRACLES!!!

  • Island Man
    Island Man

    According to the Bible it was the whole world. If it were just a regional flood, why the need to spend so much decades building an ark? Why the need to bring animal species on the ark to preserve them? If it was a regional flood God could have simply directed Noah to move to a safe location. It is very clear that the author of the Biblical account was depicting an earth-wide flood.

    Of course, it's all just a myth, and the author didn't know about the existence of Australia and the Americas. Why? Because the author wasn't God. The author or authors were mortal men ignorant of the true size of the earth, the shear number of animal species, and all the science and logistics that make their story logically untenable.

    But if we assume the Bible truly is the Word of God then we have to engage in gymnastic reasoning to make sense out of a narrative that is nonsensical, like saying the author meant a regional flood even though it's very clear from the text that he doesn't. Or saying that the "whole earth" doesn't really mean the whole earth. It's very clear what the author meant. And it's very clear that he/they were spouting nonsense due to their ignorance.

    The same is true of the NT reference that says the good news was preached in all the earth. The author really believed that because he was ignorant of the existence of the Americas. Back then the entire known world (known to the author) probably spanned from the British isles to the southwest coast of Africa to India to northeast China. NT authors even believed in a flat earth as evidenced by the gospels referring to Jesus being shown "all the kingdoms of the world" from the top of an extraordinarily high mountain - a feat only possible on a flat earth with no atmosphere. The Bible is clearly not scientifically accurate and clearly not the inspired word of God.

  • Diogenesister

    I thought there was some idea that humans were around when the Bosphorous was created and land in and around that area was catastrophically flooded. There may be a collective memory about that around the fertile crescent.

  • fulano

    The story makes no sense. They were in the ark for more than a year. Image the food they needed to feed a couple of elephants, hyppo's, etc..One elephant eats 400 pound of food a day. There were two, so 800 a day, at least for 365 days, makes around 300.000 pounds of leafs, fruits etc. Then they drink around 40 Gallons of water a day each, 80 a day, 365 days, is 29.000 gallons of water. That's just for two elephants.

  • AverageJoe1

    Eddie Izzard's account of the flood is hilarious!

    Noah made the mistake of putting lions & tigers in there first.... comes to the head count when all the animals are in the ark... nope just two lions and two tigers and lots of ketchup on the walls of the ark!

    That's like putting 4 students on a boat with loads of cake mix!

  • stuckinarut2

    Great comments island man!

  • stuckinarut2

    Funny clip Joe! Thanks for sharing

  • James Mixon
    James Mixon
    "Why would an omniscient god have to destroy all of his work for a specific quality that he knew would continue to exist even unto this very day. The flood was for naught, yet God carried out his horrific genocide anyway". Biblical nonsense.

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