posted on Jun, 27 2004 @ 12:40 PM
You will find that nearly all the Old Testament stories, especially the ones at the beggining, are based on far older Sumerian/Babylonian etc stories.
It has been suggested, with evidence to back it up, that the stories have been handed down from generation to generation, and culture to culture. The
ancient hebrews spent much of their time early on as captives of the various powers of the time, so it is inevitable that they would incorparate their
beliefs into their growing religion. It has also been pointed out that the actual story of jesus, is identical to the ancient Egyptian story of
Horus....look it up, very coincidental!
Also, considering the end of the last Ice Age 10000 yrs ago, it isn't inconceivable for a world wide flooding, seeing as it has been proved the
sea levels rose worldwide by hundreds of feet...look at the sunken settlements in the black sea, or the strange geometric shapes in the sea off Japan
I believe that all religions and beliefs all stem from a far ancient time, a time when man actually built the Pyramids, sphonx, the ancient Andean
cities etc. To wholehartedly believe in one religions stories, dismissing all others, and not take into account the ancients way of livening up a
story to make it more appealing, I think prevents us all from truly inderstanding what it is we are doing here, and where we came from. God, Aliens,
acient civilizations like Atlantis...whatever we believe in ourselves we must keep an open mind to other ideas, and the truth will reveal itself!