Originally posted by jyze420
you have to put into consideration these cultures used to be together at one time, especially south/central/north america were all connected to asia
but broke off that's why natives to all these countries look asian
Do you think maybe it is possible the "Ring of Fire" may have had something to do with breaking them up? What if the Marianas Trench is just a scar
left after a massive tectonic plate shift during a super volcano eruption? Look at Krakatoa, it split Sumatra and Java. Suppose this super volcano
split Pangaea and widened the Pacific Ocean.
There is evidence of this in the Bible, the grandsons of Noah lived in a time "when the earth was divided". The one who is most associated with this
is Peleg. His father was Salah, and that means "to divide" or "to scatter".
The Earth Divided
The picture on this website seems to be similar to the exact photos presented in this thread. I think, contrary to this website, that a global
dividing happened and was remarked on because it was remembered.
Genesis 10:2 The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras. 3And the sons of Gomer;
Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah. 4And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim. 5By these were the isles of the Gentiles
divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.
What islands are they talking about? I have no clue, because the author does not specify. I will make an assumption here based on linguistics, Javan
could be the father of Java, the island close to Sumatra. We would have to find Javan somewhere there if that were the case. Another interesting
note is this, Java is sometimes associated with Madura. Javan and Madai were brothers. Could Madura be a form of Madai?
Bali, the subject of the OP, is east of Java.
I am a Christian, but I tend to look for patterns and consistencies within the Bible and other books. I believe that God interacted with His creation
and all ancient peoples took their knowledge of Him throughout the world. There are many consistencies because all ancient cultures have creation
stories and flood stories that are almost exactly the same. It bolsters my faith to find things about the ancients. I can read the Epic of Gilgamesh
and still be convinced that a world wide flood did occur. I know that we understand the story of Noah from the Hebrew writing, we don't really know
what the original name of the man was. I am convinced that the flood story that is consistent from China to Israel is from an actual event.