Originally posted by marg6043
This this thread is about a conspiracy about Atlantis, I don't think the bible mentions Atlantis, and the bible account of the flood is its adopted
one in th Hebrew myth.
It's not mentioned in so many words, but in the very first verses of the bible, we are told that the world 'became' (not was, but became from a
different state of being) desolate and ruin (translated 'without form and void')
There are many references to an age before the present one and to one following. In the NT, when it says the 'end of the world' it should more
correctly read 'the end of the age', because the word is 'aion' which means age. I just started another thread on the three different actual
meanings behind the word 'world' in the NT, so I won't go into that. Off topic.
My research into all manner of things keeps pointing to a hidden truth, much like Jake is speaking of, and if I had some links that just summed up my
own findings from much, much research, I would post them. But the thing is, I don't take anyone's word for it or consider any website or
encyclopedia the ultimate source. I find there is truth in all things mixed up with a whole lot of misconceptions, self-deceptions, and other sundry
delusions. While I can't exclude myself from being guilty of same, the way I figure it, at least it's my own ideas leading me astray rather than
another person's--and I trust I will be corrected if I am on the wrong track by He whom I believe in for all things.
But I keep finding more and more evidence to the effect that there was an age before this one, destroyed around 10,000 to 13,000 years ago--when ice
caps melted and the world flooded. I also believe in the story of Noah, BUT I really don't know when because there are floods from time to time in
history, and I believe regularly spaced--about every 13,000 years. And that bears up with the understanding we have of the solar system's travel
around the galactic center, which takes 52,000 years to complete. That's the number of weeks in a year, and with 13 weeks in each of our seasons,
there seems to be a significant change in the earth's surface geology every 13,000 years, mainly related to a relatively sudden rearrangement of the
frozen fresh water reserves, which at this time are 75% frozen at the poles (but beginning to melt faster and faster--and the time frame fits!)
In regards to Pangea, if you look at a map of the world, both land masses and sea beds, you can see how the continents used to fit. In the sea beds
are interesting formations that, in some places, resemble striations (stretchmarks) and in others seem to have been stretched and then let to go back.
I'm no geologist, so pardon my unlearned terminology. The mid-atlantic ridge is riddled with fault lines, and it seems that 'new earth' is formed
there, at the lowest area of the crust, in the form of igneous deposits from volcanic activity underground. What I'm trying to get across is that is
seems that the world 'grows' in one certain area, and then from there the crust expands, and so naturally at the edges of the continental plates,
some 'old earth' is given back into the lava circulatory system that feeds our volcanic plumes (or whatever :roll
I don't think Pangea existed only 6000 years ago, but certainly it did at one time, and the mechanisms of moving apart are as I described
above--taking many 'seasons' (13,000 year periods), and helped along by the periodic worldwide flooding that in some places depressed the crust
under the weight of the water with compensation in other areas occuring by the mountains and ridges forming. When there was Pangea, I feel it must
have been not mountainous, but more level and only hilly in some areas, if at all. As well the sea must have been much shallower and more evenly
distributed in it's depths. And so with each successive melt/flood restructuring of the surface geology, there were places that stayed dry due to
elevation growth, and the low places became where the seas have been established.
While I do fully place my faith in my creator, and therefore am what might be called a 'creationist' I am not one to try to make geologic evidences
and other means of observation bend and fit to my pre-formed strigent beliefs. I really have none, except that God is real and He created everything.
As to when, and how, and whatever else--it's not crucial to my belief in Him that I prove His methods to myself or others. But I do find it
extremely interesting, and since my mind is not narrowly walled by beliefs which must be defined due to their hidden uncertainty, I can discover what
I discover, and not worry about it all fitting every time a new piece of the puzzle is happened upon. And in these most recent years, I am finding
that there are astounding truths and connections between all of 'known' history and 'hidden' mysteries of the past.
Just because the bible shows the current race's chronology as around 6000 years by no means indicates we are to assume that is the entire history of
the world. And careful examination of the original Hebrew text (or at least what is available), of both Genesis and other OT books, reveals that the
heavens and earth were created (at some time in the past during an unspecified time period)--but that something caused a destruction and the world was
left pretty much 'empty'. After than, God repaired it into a livable and inhabited place again--something that was 'light work' for Him, and
evidently didn't take any longer than a week.
I think it is arrogant for mankind to assume that there was nothing of any importance before now--that Genesis is the start of existence for
everything that ever was --and basically means there is no future past our own. As well, how does that mesh with the idea of 'eternity' anyway,
because 'eternity' includes both before and after right now, in an unlimited stretch. But the bible tells us differently, and many diverse areas of
science also show a different reality--one that says the present age we live in is not the first and won't be last. What's given to us in the bible
was evidently all we could either understand or needed to know at the time, and as time progresses, there is more and more revealed that was once