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ochaye
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Message 27 of 100 (534192)
11-05-2009 4:12 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Peg
10-25-2009 7:42 AM


'science folk claim that there is absolutely no evidence for such a flood.'
That's fine. Bible believers say that there is absolutely no need to believe in such an event as history. The story is more prophecy than history. The allegory of Noah illustrates a spiritual theme, that of salvation from spiritual death through Christ, who is represented by the Ark, the flood waters representing spiritual death. There is abundant detail in the story to support this view, and much of it cannot be represented in translation, and may need explanation even when translated adequately.
There are some who find the spiritual meaning too challenging, so they become 'liars for Christ'. To be consistent, they must posit a date for the literal flood of 2350 BC, and are also forced to say that massive volanic eruptions took place simultaneously. This event, that would have destroyed all life on earth bar a few anaerobic bacteria, was of course followed by several ice ages, all in time for Stonehenge to be built c. 2200 BC!!!!!
In America, Christ sends 'em doo-lally.

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ochaye
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Message 31 of 100 (534552)
11-09-2009 10:47 AM
Reply to: Message 28 by MarkAustin
11-08-2009 11:02 AM


Re: A flood of flood mythes.
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The esistence of local floods is of no help
It was the existence of local floods, that killed a few, that no doubt helped stimulate the global flood stories. Natural disasters were typically reckoned to be acts of a deity to punish some individual or community for some transgression. The guilt of these people, and the feeling that there was inevitable divine retribution somewhere in one's fate, was probably the main stimulus for global flood myths. The Genesis version is no exception, and makes very clear that the whole earth was immersed, and that not one breathing creature survived except those in the Ark. Those religionists who attempt to square this account with a local flood have to breach the literal sense, which makes their whole modus operandi an absurdity.
Edited by ochaye, : clarification

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