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Atlantis seen in the Bible and the Geological Record

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posted on Aug, 18 2021 @ 07:15 AM
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Atlantis is a mystery which has intrigued people for ages. It’s an ancient Greek myth concerning an advanced culture with advanced technologies. Their impressive capital city was positioned a few kilometers inland on a large continent which was destroyed overnight, sinking into the ocean. While Plato described the city in great detail, the only references he gave concerning the continent itself was that it was larger than Asia and somewhat rectangular and oblong. Why did this happen?

According to the ancient myth, they angered their god. It’s funny that this could be a description of what we now call Pangea. We know that at a point in history the entire Earth was flooded, and there is no telling what that would do to the landmass, or the tectonic plates under it.

What do we know about the religion of the people Atlantis? Well, they worshiped a god to which they made sacrifices of bulls. The problem is that description accounts for just about every ancient religion. The ancient Jews, Egyptians, and the worshipers of Ba’al. This does not narrow it down at all for is. Moving on.

An interesting point is that the culture of Atlantis, the Greeks who spoke about it, and the Egyptians which Plato claims his buddy got the story from all have one thing in common. Actually, most ancient religions do. There are accounts of half human and half divine creatures, called demigods. You know the basic ones you heard about in school, such as Hercules and what not. Many people also point out that Jesus was fully human and fully God, which is a parallel to this, but there is something closer to the beings that the ancients worshiped. There are the half-fallen angel and half human Nephilim which were created in a physical way. These creatures were a large part of why God flooded the Earth.

Speaking of flooding the Earth, there is another parallel between the Biblical truth and the mythological account of Atlantis. For anyone who wants to make a point of the Ark and its size, keep in mind that what the Bible means by “Every Kind of Animal” is more likely the family classification, and not species classification. You know, two canine creatures, two feline creatures, and so on.

Now in the Bible and in the account of Atlantis small number of people survived in a ship and arrived near modern day Egypt. The Bible describes many cultures at war with the Egyptians later on, and the story of Atlantis does as well. In the Bible it states that the Ark rested on a mountain in modern day Turkey. This area would have been populated heavily in just a few generations. Noah’s sons spread out across the continents populating them.

Ok, what about the technology often associated with Atlantis? I’m not just talking about the science fiction aspects, I’m talking about the ancient mercury vapor lamps, ancient battery technology, great descriptions of ancient nuclear bomb attacks with still detectable evidence today, flying metal cities above the clouds. Then there are the interconnected black mirrors that one could gaze into and gleam all the sum knowledge of the human race, and even communicate with people in faraway lands. I’ll be making a post at some point about ancient technology and where it came from.



posted on Aug, 18 2021 @ 07:37 AM
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originally posted by: GolgothaBridgeWe know that at a point in history the entire Earth was flooded, and there is no telling what that would do to the landmass, or the tectonic plates under it.


Yeah. About 3,200,000,000 years ago (give or take a couple). But that was before tectonic movements had created any land masses beyond maybe the odd island arc.

www.sciencealert.com...

Not sure how Pangea fits into all this (it didn't form until much, much later (around 335,000,000 years ago)

And Atlantis is only a Greek myth in the same way Narnia is only a British myth.



posted on Aug, 18 2021 @ 12:12 PM
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originally posted by: GolgothaBridge
It’s an ancient Greek myth concerning an advanced culture with advanced technologies.

Not according to Plato or any of the ancient writers. The "advanced technology" bit is an idea that showed up in 1800 AD with the theosophists, who were into crystals.


Their impressive capital city was positioned a few kilometers inland on a large continent which was destroyed overnight, sinking into the ocean.

Became impassable mud flats...


It’s funny that this could be a description of what we now call Pangea.

Minus the lack of grass (which didn't evolve until around 55 million years ago) and also the stunning lack of mammals, and plants that didn't evolve until recently...


We know that at a point in history the entire Earth was flooded, and there is no telling what that would do to the landmass, or the tectonic plates under it.


Yes but that was 3.5 Billion-with-a-B years ago


What do we know about the religion of the people Atlantis? Well, they worshiped a god to which they made sacrifices of bulls. The problem is that description accounts for just about every ancient religion. The ancient Jews, Egyptians, and the worshipers of Ba’al.


First, the Egyptians didn't sacrifice bulls to their deities. Next, there were a lot more religions than the three you named and bull or cattle sacrifice wasn't universal. And last, you're talking about several different time periods.


An interesting point is that the culture of Atlantis, the Greeks who spoke about it, and the Egyptians which Plato claims his buddy got the story from all have one thing in common. Actually, most ancient religions do. There are accounts of half human and half divine creatures, called demigods.

No demigods in the Egyptian religion.

The idea of demigods was introduced into Egypt by the Greeks, some 3,000 years after the first records of the Egyptian religion.



Now in the Bible and in the account of Atlantis small number of people survived in a ship and arrived near modern day Egypt.


(sigh)

I can tell you haven't read Plato, because that's not in there... but honestly, have you actually read the Old Testament? Or have you just listened to preachers tell you selected things about what's in there? Those are your primary sources but what you're telling us isn't in either of them.


The Bible describes many cultures at war with the Egyptians later on...

The Bible is a history of the Jews, not the Egyptians. If you want this claim to stand, please cite the Bible chapters (not random verses) that talk about the battles and the conflicts.


I’m talking about the ancient mercury vapor lamps, ancient battery technology, great descriptions of ancient nuclear bomb attacks with still detectable evidence today, flying metal cities above the clouds. Then there are the interconnected black mirrors that one could gaze into and gleam all the sum knowledge of the human race, and even communicate with people in faraway lands. I’ll be making a post at some point about ancient technology and where it came from.


Plato never talks about this... and in fact, these ideas don't actually come up until the Internet emerges... 30 yers ago.

The motto here on ATS is "deny ignorance" and you seem to be relying on web pages and youtube videos, which are of poor quality. Always go back to original sources -- who said it and read *exactly* what they said. If you're taking something from the Bible, I suggest you use BlueLetterBible.com, which offers translations that include the ORIGINAL language of that book and chapter.

(sigh) and if you follow the Christian religion, you really do need to read the Bible and not rely on what people say is in there. Your notions of what's in there don't really match the actual writings and you do need to be somewhat familiar with the basic books of whatever religion you follow.



posted on Aug, 18 2021 @ 12:13 PM
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...and if you're going to use geology, at least look up the basics on Wikipedia. Some of us know a bit about geology.



posted on Aug, 18 2021 @ 02:03 PM
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a reply to: GolgothaBridge

Are you familiar with the work of Robert Sepehr? He is an anthropologist who has written some good books and has many hours of quality videos on this subject and other ancient history topics. I'm leaving a link to one of his YT channels but he doesn't use that platform anymore due to censorship. If you click on the description for the vid there are links to his other Atlantis stuff.


edit on 18-8-2021 by REDMORGAN because: fix link



posted on Aug, 18 2021 @ 02:25 PM
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originally posted by: REDMORGAN
a reply to: GolgothaBridge

Are you familiar with the work of Robert Sepehr? He is an anthropologist who has written some good books and has many hours of quality videos on this subject and other ancient history topics. I'm leaving a link to one of his YT channels but he doesn't use that platform anymore due to censorship. If you click on the description for the vid there are links to his other Atlantis stuff.

Deleted already. Here is the link to his page

www.youtube.com...

Now you dont see it, now you do lol lol
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posted on Aug, 18 2021 @ 02:45 PM
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a reply to: All Seeing Eye

I think that was my error. Should be fixed now but thank you.



posted on Aug, 18 2021 @ 02:50 PM
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a reply to: GolgothaBridge
In the bible, the survivors of the flood ended up in the mountainous region Ararat, which is Armenia/Turkey.



posted on Aug, 18 2021 @ 04:03 PM
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originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: GolgothaBridge
In the bible, the survivors of the flood ended up in the mountainous region Ararat, which is Armenia/Turkey.



From all the accounts around the world, quite a few cultures survived the great flood. But, as one might imagine, knocked back into the stone age for a "few" years afterward.

I have had a great deal of time committed to try and nail down the timeline for the flood. My final conclusion is between 4500 - 4000bc. This also coincides with the weather change in Western Africa and the Sahara area.



posted on Aug, 18 2021 @ 04:32 PM
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a reply to: All Seeing Eye
My private theory is that the floods described in Greek myth (Deucalion, Baucis) and also the Biblical flood relate to the event which broke the land barrier and opened up the Black Sea to salt water. Supossedly around the time you mention?



posted on Aug, 18 2021 @ 05:14 PM
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originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: All Seeing Eye
My private theory is that the floods described in Greek myth (Deucalion, Baucis) and also the Biblical flood relate to the event which broke the land barrier and opened up the Black Sea to salt water. Supossedly around the time you mention?



I haven't researched that subject, but I wouldn't doubt it. Something else happened at the same time as the great flood.

Speaking of bodies of water.


When the first American settlers reached the shore of the Great Salt Lake in the middle of the 19th century, many of them believed that this vast inland sea was a remnant of the floodwaters that had swept across the whole Earth in the Great Deluge. At that time, the acceptance of the Biblical deluge as a real and historical event was as universal as the flood itself was believed to be, among the educated and uneducated alike.

www.ancient-origins.net...



posted on Aug, 18 2021 @ 05:18 PM
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a reply to: GolgothaBridge





posted on Aug, 18 2021 @ 05:27 PM
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originally posted by: REDMORGAN
a reply to: GolgothaBridge

Are you familiar with the work of Robert Sepehr? He is an anthropologist who has written some good books and has many hours of quality videos on this subject and other ancient history topics. I'm leaving a link to one of his YT channels but he doesn't use that platform anymore due to censorship. If you click on the description for the vid there are links to his other Atlantis stuff.


Sepehr is a racist fraud.
forbiddenarchaeology2016.weebly.com... his-evidence-by-kate

www.andywhiteanthropology.com...

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Harte



posted on Aug, 18 2021 @ 07:30 PM
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a reply to: Harte

Anyone who has read his book Species With Amnesia could tell you that the book review you provided doesn't even accurately describe the assertations in the book. If you had read it you would know that and your opinion might matter.



posted on Aug, 18 2021 @ 08:12 PM
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originally posted by: REDMORGAN
a reply to: Harte

Anyone who has read his book Species With Amnesia could tell you that the book review you provided doesn't even accurately describe the assertations in the book. If you had read it you would know that and your opinion might matter.



ACK ACK



posted on Aug, 18 2021 @ 08:20 PM
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Fried Egg

Ye old fried egg
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posted on Aug, 18 2021 @ 08:43 PM
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originally posted by: Archivalist
Fried Egg

Ye old fried egg


Moab Omelet, anyone?



posted on Aug, 19 2021 @ 06:45 AM
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there was no global flood just local ones that made it into myths.

maybe the myth about a 'global flood' are linked to the sinking of certain landmasses ( aka 'Atlantis') in mesozoic times.



posted on Aug, 19 2021 @ 10:20 AM
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originally posted by: anti72
there was no global flood just local ones that made it into myths.

maybe the myth about a 'global flood' are linked to the sinking of certain landmasses ( aka 'Atlantis') in mesozoic times.


Unlikely. There aren't sinking landmasses from the Mesozoic, and in any case, geology moves very very slowly. With the exception of volcanic islands (which are born in decades), land masses rise and sink at the rate of an inch or so per year.



posted on Aug, 19 2021 @ 11:15 AM
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originally posted by: anti72
there was no global flood just local ones that made it into myths.

maybe the myth about a 'global flood' are linked to the sinking of certain landmasses ( aka 'Atlantis') in mesozoic times.


Study the ages of the ocean beds, in particular for this case, the Atlantic. The Atlantic ocean bed ages from the center, or what is called the Atlantic rift. The two sides of the bed push away, or grow, from this zone and is being created new every day. So the youngest bed is in the center. So new 0 years in the middle and oldest the coastlines of the continents. There is no place in the Atlantic ocean bed that is billions of years old comparable to continents themselves. Translate: No sunken continents.

That's not to say you cant find continent aged ocean bed. There is one area east of the sandwich islands that is billions of years old at the bottom of the sea, but is not large enough to be a lost continent.



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