I see no evidence of this in the story. Floods happen.
You... have... got... to... be... kidding.
The story SAYS that God sent the Flood. The story SAYS that Noah built the ark. The story SAYS that everybody who didn't build an ark died.
Do you blame God for droughts? Hurricanes? Auto accidents?
Do you believe God has any power at all?
Blame God for not magically making life pain free. Its a silly argument, though.
So explain what's silly about it.
Yes He does: an eternity of torture or an eternity of knowing He's torturing somebody else.
So in other words, you are arguing that GOD (specifically as a choice) is a bad choice because GOD is supposedly allowing droughts, hurricanes, and auto accidents to kill people....is that close to your position?
My position is what I said it is: Choosing between an eternity of torture or an eternity of watching torture is a bad choice.
Here is basically how I see your position: "There is no evidence and thus no such a thing as GOD. Humans are basically responsible to each other for choosing empathy, comfort, and good actions and works towards our fellow man. I argue these issues because I find the concept of GOD illogical and strive to continually point this out."
Not quite. More like, "There is no evidence and thus no reason to take 'God' into account. If He exists, He doesn't matter. I argue these issues because YOUR concept of God is illogical and inconsistent."
Pretend that you are in a similar position as Job. Pretend that you are suddenly in an argument with a Being that others tell you is GOD.
Why would I care what others tell me? Why wouldn't I ask that Being for His credentials just like I ask the gas man when he comes to the door? Why does He sneak around in the bushes as if He was trying to steal the meter instead of reading it?
It seems one of your main arguments tells Me to butt out of your life and quit frying your "friends"....but if I told you that you would eventually die without Me and that your friends also would perish, would you continue to blame Me for allowing a natural process to work?"
What? He created the ***ing natural process, didn't He? Sure, I'll eventually die and my friends also will perish. Why does He have to add eternal torture to that?
In other words, Gods basic argument would be that people cannot survive for long without Him.
Who wants to survive "for long"? Why wouldn't a short life without Him be better than a long life with Him?
My point is that we need to avoid the unholy trinity: ME, Myself, and I.
That doesn't sound like your whole point. Your point for many posts seems to be that Jesus is more important than helping others.
We help ourselves by helping others.
We may indirectly benefit ourselves by helping others but the main reason for helping others is helping others. It's community benefits that matter, not individual benefits (survival of the species, not just the individual).