Saturday, 5 April 2008

Noah


I said I'd get to this sometime. When Noah was SIX HUNDRED YEARS OLD God told him that, although the rest of civilization were full of sin, Noah was perfect; thus, Noah was instructed to build a 450-foot boat. With eight people.


When the Ark was ready, two of each species were loaded on. (Where he got penguins in Israel I don't know. Presumably he took the smallpox virus with him as well.) Then God made it rain for forty days and forty nights. Which would make quite a puddle. Whether the entire Earth would be swallowed up by that is doubtful. Where Noah got water for all the animals I don't know either.


My point is that the Bible shows large marks of human creation. Although hardly anyone believes this story, my question is why anyone believes the other ones.

12 comments:

David Palmer said...

Hi,

Someone commented on my blog suggesting I might be interested in your Blog. My name is David, I'm from England and training to be a Catholic Priest..

I may if it is ok with you, comment on your blog from time to time.

That you don't believe in God is fair enough... that you feel strongly enough about this to write a blog, especially one with such an extreme title makes me wonder what is going on. I personally don't believe in horoscopes, occasionally if I meet someone who does I may debate with them... usually I don't bother. It would certainly not occur to me to write a whole blog designed to disprove them. I wonder then if you could shed any light on why you have decided to write this Blog?

Cheers,

David

MR. X said...

Thanks David:

I'm not really a militant guy as such, I just thought it'd be quite interesting to initiate discussions with people on philosophy. The title was really to get traffic.

GCT said...

There are other, older, flood myths from that time, especially ones that originated in the city of Ur, which is where Abraham came from. Those were more localized, great floods (not global) and involved a great king that was able to ride out the floods on a raft with some of his livestock. As with so many other myths, this one got re-used and modified to fit the new religious people on the block.

Anonymous said...

You have some cool graphics, bud, but after visiting your blog and reading the posts, and especially some of the comments, I can see that you are not a "militant atheist" as you were described by a visitor to another blog I frequent, but simply someone who must be a little bored and loveless, and on the make.

Like a masturbator that seeks to spread the joy of his self-discovery and thinks performing in public will accomplish that, you may find and collect enough people like yourself to fill a dark, little room for a group wank, but that's about it. Don't forget to clean up after yourselves.

As for serious philosophical discussions, you may as well go to a glory hole as come here.

MR. X said...

I can see why you made that anonymous. I take it you're religious?

Anonymous said...

yes, aren't we all... relating to or manifesting faithful devotion to an acknowledged ultimate reality or deity, whether that be God or ourselves!

MR. X said...

But this is the internet, and you're anonymous, so who's to say I'm a lower form of life?

Tommy said...

Mr. X, biblical literalists believe the Noah story because they believe god can do anything, therefore even if the story seems unrealistic to us, it is because we cannot comprehend god.

pilgrim said...

Brothers and Sisters in Christ

The goal of these men are obvious--Let us not waste time with foolish arguments and long defenses. This has been going on for nearly 2000 years. Let us continue to build each other up in our most holy faith, keeping our eyes upward and our minds on things above. Those who are drawn to Christ will find him, for He finds all of His lost sheep.

But these men are not open to dialogue, only ridicule and persecution. Indeed, their knowledge puffs them up, and they will only continue to try and put us to shame with their tests, their questions and their fine sounding arguments. Let us be like sheep and remain silent and dumb.

Brothers and sisters, the Son of Man is coming--let no man tell you otherwise--and when He is revealed from the heavens with power and glory, our hope and vindication will be made manifest. Keep your eyes on the shepherd of your souls.

Grace and peace...

MR. X said...

My God he's everywhere...

GCT said...

tommy,
Are you really going to defend the slaughter of all animals on Earth, save what was in the Ark on a misunderstanding of god?

Steven Bently said...

To all, we must never question the Bible or any religious authority. We must canter and cow down to Jebus.