Yep, I never heard him use profanity------EVER.
A couple of us were invited to lunch, which in my case never happened before Covid because I never got baptized.
But now I’m being
invited by most of my jw family to family cookouts. And we never talk about Kingdom stuff. They always ask questions about politics.
But this time, Somehow the conversation about Noah got started. And my Uncle asked me if I ever wondered how Noah got the elephants into the ark?
Not thinking--- I jokingly said; “Forget that, how did Noah fit 64 million animals into a wooden Ark that was only 1,400,000–1,500,0000 Cubic feet?
My Uncle gives me this strange look;
I knew I had blown it. I guess the shunning was back in place.
But to my Surprise my Uncle asks; “What do you mean?”
My other relatives also asked, what exactly I mean by 64 million animals?
I told them that they have counted about 8 million different species.
Who Counted them, they ask?
I said; “They’ve been counting different species for a while. There are so many that the number keeps increasing every few years.
So we went inside and turned on the computer. We looked at the Insight Book and it told us how big the ark was. We compared with what other articles like this one said, and I was vindicated.
Every one of my jw relatives thought Noah only took two of each kind of animal. So the were trying to Mathematically squeeze 8 million animals into an ark that was only 1.5 million cubic feet. Which was kind of funny.
But I pointed out that it was more than 8 million animals that went into the ark.
So we looked up the Genesis account and it is said that;
Noah was told to take in 7 pairs of Clean animals and 1 pair of Unclean.
What’s interesting is all of them thought it was 2 of each animals. Raised in the WT organization and they never noticed that it was 7 pairs of Clean animals which makes a huge difference if you have 8 million different species.
But Give or take 1.3 million----- There is actually more, they just haven’t counted them.
So for simplicity say Half Clean and Half Unclean and according to this article about 8 million different species. (I know there is other estimates)
I didn't bring up salt water animals in the oceans and Fresh water animals in the lakes or plants that needed to be brought in because most would die under water for a year. That would just be too much for them!
So we started doing math.
4 million x 7pairs equals 56 million individual animals
4 million x 1 pair equals 8 million individual animals
Total equals 64 million individual animals Noah had to squeeze into the ark, that was only 1.5 million cubic feet, within 7 days.
About 9 million plus animals A DAY that Noah and his family had to squeeze into ark
About 6 thousand plus animals A MINUTE--NON-STOP- that Noah and his family had to squeeze into the ark
If I did my math correctly.
Doesn’t include all the food FOR 64 MILLION ANIMALS FOR A ENTIRE YEAR with no refrigerator to keep the vegetation from spoiling.
One of my Aunts saw the impossibility and said; “But Jesus reference the Flood”
Everyone kept quiet, scratching their head.
Finally my Uncle speaks out and says;
Everyone starts going-------OH MY GOD----OH MY GOD----- YOU SAID A BAD WORD!