posted on Jan, 23 2005 @ 07:33 PM
I think I have heard of this story before Cherish. A friend of mine who is a devout Christian would always debate with me about the bible being
true\not true. (I am a christian as well, but I am intreged (sp?) about which stories were literal and which were just a story with a moral for us to
learn from). Any how, Read in Genisis 1 Verse 6-9 "And God said, 'Let there be space between the waters, to seperate water from water.' And so it
was. God made this space to seperate the waters above from the waters below. And God called the space "sky". This happened on the second day" I
know this translation is really dumbed down, its a "New Living" tanslation, but at any rate, this could perhaps speak about the "canopy" that
surrounded the earth. The waters above could have been very massive amounts of water somehow surrounding the earth forming this "cannopy".
Also, to water the plants it says in Genisis 2 Verse 6 (in my translation) "But water came up out of the ground and watered all the land."
Again, I think this is an interesting topic. I think it is plausible that the canopy surrounding earth could have some correlation why man lived for
so long before\during the time of Noah. The great thing about this is that none of us can prove anything. We may all speculate, and say eachother
are dumb for believing one way or another, putting our beliefs in our spiritual faith before science, but there is no way to prove it one way or
All of the science buffs will say God didnt' create anything, it was all formed from the big bang. I say god used the big bang to create the earth
and every other thing. God is all powerful, God can do anything he wants. God can make man live as long as he see's fit. God can make water hover
around the earth. God can make it rain for 40 days and 40 nights. God can make the animals migrate to Noahs' ark.
I dunno, hopefully this will help you out Cherish, someone else hearing the same story you researched. I find it highly plausible. Like I said,
I'll choose to believe this story, and perhaps one day, after I pass on, I'll stand next to God and just smile knowing I was right all along.