The Flood and the Moon
Many ancient cultures around the world we carry records from, like the Egyptian and Sumerian to the Mayan and of course the Biblical traditions; they
all tell of old tales and myths involving a world wide flood of some sort. Is this just a mere coincidence, or is this evidence that at least once in
the history of Man, a gigantic tidal flood washed over the Earth destroying most of it's land creatures? And how could this happen? Perhaps Genesis
itself gives us a clue a few pages earlier, in the first chapter, verse 16, when God creates the Sun and the Moon. A literal translation goes
something like this:
«And God created the two great luminaries, the great luminary to rule the day,
and the small luminary to rule the night, and the stars.»
The Hebrew text clearly states that when God created the Sun and the Moon they appeared different in size. One may argue that the Moon is infact a lot
smaller than the Sun, but the guys who wrote the stories recorded in Genesis and Gilamesh, had no understanding of this, atleast to our knowledge. As
far as their world view would have it back then, the Sun and the Moon would have appeared to be the same size, had the ratio been like it is today.
Sometimes the face of the Moon is even a click bigger than the Sun disk, but -- strangely enough -- they appear to be the same size today. Does
Genesis infact say that some thousand years ago, the Moon was further away from the Earth than it is today? Far enough to appear conciderably smaller
than the Sun in the sky?
Now, unless you are unaware of the natural phenomenon called tides, you would naturally know about the obvious gravitational pull from the Moon, and
it's effect on the oceans here on Earth, as the sea level rise and fall during the 24hr day and especially at certain full Moons, over roughly a
century when a "century wave" marks the transition into a new cyclus. And if the Moon has a stable pull and effect like that when in an almost
unchanged appearance in the sky, what would then happen if the Moon had suddenly been struck by something, be it something like a comet or for that
matter God poking it with his left index finger -- what if it had suddenly come conciderably closer to the Earth before it stabilised in it's current
trajectory... I'll help you along if you care to take my word for it; it would have had a potentially cataclysmic effect on life on Earth. No doubt.
And indeed it seems something like that may have happened, not too long ago, given all the different accounts passed on to us, from generation to
generation for thousands of years. First "the Moon was smaller than the Sun", then there came a giant Flood, and then "the Moon is as big as the
Sun". Whether you choose to believe the stories or not, there is an obvious connection here.
Edit: align=center doesn't seem to work when regular quotes are used, I had to use hooks...
[edit on 11/6/2009 by Neo Christian Mystic]