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Originally posted by Quest
First of all I am a logic based athiest. This is a serious question and in no way meant to attack or offend any person or religion.
In the old testament there is a story of Noah and his big ol' boat. In this story Noah keep humanity and animal life alive while god purges the planet of evil via a big ol' flood.
Obviously there is a bit of fantasy in this story since not only did Noah not take on every species (sch as falmigos and other tropical things) but he did not take on plants. Even more so his family repopulates the earth in this story and since we aren't all of Jewish decent (Noah was a Jew) this story is not factual or at least incomplete. Of course you could argue that other species of animals and planet evolved afterwards, but this is basicly tossing out other portions of the bible.
Not neccesarily, you don't need to take plants. And no matter how you look at it . creationism,evolution, we are all from the same blood, Jewish my frind is a religion, not a race.
I think most men of the cloth would agree that there is a bit of fancy in the story, so I'm going to assume most people would agree.
My question is, if this biblical story has at least a bit of fantacy to it, how can anyone claim other stories are factual?
You are assuming though that it has a "little bit of fantasy" that a assumption that you start out with. Many people do , even no religious people do. Weird huh?
I don't doubt that Jesus walked the earth, or that he was a man of serious interest to many. I also imagine a lot of the account of his life in the bible carries a good deal of acuracy. But when there is talk of him healing with a touch and walking on water, it reminds me of Noah, and his boat full of freshwater fish and giant redwood trees.
If part of faith accepting some parts of the bible as hard fact and not others?
I'm going about this very logically, which can be dangerous in religion, but I'm curious if believers have a reasoning behind their acceptance of turth and fancy in the bible.
I have seen people get healed, and there is not discussion about it, I mean if you ask I will tell you. But I am not going to waste your time if you don't want me to. Life is more than we understand, but not because we are not there yet, but because we will never be there mentally, and the fact remains, logic can not figure everything out. Logic, like everything else has its limits.
Just a curious athiest. Thanks in advance for any insights.
Originally posted by infovacume
You are assuming though that it has a "little bit of fantasy" that's an assumption that you start out with. Many people do , even non religious people do. Weird huh?
Originally posted by infovacume Not neccesarily, you don't need to take plants. And no matter how you look at it . creationism, evolution, we are all from the same blood, Jewish my frind is a religion, not a race.