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Noah and the great flood, unanswered questions

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posted on Dec, 31 2011 @ 04:41 PM
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Had to bring this up, since it was touched on in another thread, but was off topic.

As a child, they taught me that the great flood was a global event, but I now see others were taught it was a local event. Specific to the black sea region.

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I believed two of every animal were put on the ark. Now I find others who tell me there were only 40 animals on the ark.

If there were only 20 species ( 1 male, 1 female, 40 total = 20 species)
How is it we have so much diversity in wild life from only 20 species? Wouldn't this involve species evolving?
Isn't the main stream of religion agains evolution?

So summary of what I'm really curious about.....
The great flood - global or local?
The animals on the ark - how many were there, did they include every species.....or is evolution involved.
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posted on Dec, 31 2011 @ 04:49 PM
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hey, there were 2 of every animal on the ark. Including penguins, Polar bears, snakes, crocodiles, elephants, lions, tigers, mosquitoes, every type of insect, every type of worm, nematode, parasite, etc, etc, etc, AND enough food for them all. Sheez, didn't you read your bible?




posted on Dec, 31 2011 @ 04:52 PM
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its just a fairytale
do you put this much time into investigating how santa gets down all those chimneys in one night



posted on Dec, 31 2011 @ 04:53 PM
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and the lions/wolves didn't eat the rabbits/sheep because........
(they didnt like it when I asked that as a child......I never really understood)
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posted on Dec, 31 2011 @ 04:54 PM
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double post
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posted on Dec, 31 2011 @ 04:56 PM
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Originally posted by three1zero
its just a fairytale
do you put this much time into investigating how santa gets down all those chimneys in one night


Santa is not actually written in scripture, but Noah and his ark are. Just trying to get an angle on how its justified.
Got mixed signals as a child.....and its still not clear to me what the real story is.



posted on Dec, 31 2011 @ 05:01 PM
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posted on Dec, 31 2011 @ 05:10 PM
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I think vogon's question is for the Bible believers, not those who realize it is fairy tales...

there are members here who are confused by the "Christian" sects, some of whom believe it literally, others who take it as symbolism.

I am curious, too, to hear what those Christains think: those who DO believe the Bible to be literal truth, and those who do not.

Don't be bashers guys! It's a legit Q for the forum where Christians explain their faith.




posted on Dec, 31 2011 @ 05:10 PM
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Originally posted by three1zero
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there is no real story either you are stupid or a troll
for your sake i hope you are a troll
please grow up two of every animal on a wodden ship are you demented or do you take that crap seriously


Dude, please learn punctuation. Not knowing it makes you look a bit less than intelligent.

BTW: (no real story)? the story of Noah is in the bible, and some people believe the bible.



posted on Dec, 31 2011 @ 05:13 PM
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posted on Dec, 31 2011 @ 05:14 PM
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Originally posted by vogon42

Originally posted by three1zero
its just a fairytale
do you put this much time into investigating how santa gets down all those chimneys in one night


Santa is not actually written in scripture, but Noah and his ark are. Just trying to get an angle on how its justified.
Got mixed signals as a child.....and its still not clear to me what the real story is.


The first thing you need to do is stop trying to take the story literally,. There was no Noah. There was no Ark. The animals did not ride in the ark two by two.

Now reflect on the flood story as a myth that may have had some basis in reality. There are "flood stories" all over the world. They could have come from the same event, such as a rise in the sea levels, or they could reflect local events, such as the annual flooding of a great river.

The third thing is that you are never going to get the "real" story--ever. Nobody knows, including those people who gave you "mixed signals" as a child.

Fourth, you seem to be making a distinction between stories in scripture and those not in scripture. If you believe in scripture as the word of God an all that, you really don't have a choice. Why do you even bring up a localized Black Sea flood? That's not in scripture either. Scripture says ALL the animals, period. It seems to me you are deviating from scripture as soon as you question it.



posted on Dec, 31 2011 @ 05:14 PM
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NEPHESH HAYYAH ...the floodgates are mine...
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posted on Dec, 31 2011 @ 05:15 PM
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www.youtube.com...

Couldn't put it any better.



posted on Dec, 31 2011 @ 05:16 PM
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impossible task yes
so what does impossible mean.....it cant be done
so in your own words you have said its impossible
good try tho troll



posted on Dec, 31 2011 @ 05:19 PM
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posted on Dec, 31 2011 @ 05:19 PM
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If it was a local event, it means people and animals survived from other regions. And if it were a global event, there would be more evidence to suggest that it happened.

You are better off looking for remnants of Jack's giant beanstalk, or as another poster mentioned... Santa...



posted on Dec, 31 2011 @ 05:20 PM
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Dude! vogon joined on the same day you did....try going to his or her member profile thingy deal and read through the posts that he/she has made....
clearly feels that the Bible is hogwash, and is asking those who think otherwise to please explain their "take" on what vogon obviously feels to be bogus....

The hard-core believers are the intended audience (I think....just guessing....am I right, vogon42?)



posted on Dec, 31 2011 @ 05:21 PM
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posted on Dec, 31 2011 @ 05:22 PM
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P.S Have a great new year to all Atheists and religious types alike.



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