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Question about Noah's Ark!!
12-11-2008, 05:08 PM
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Question about Noah's Ark!!
It rained for 40 days and 40 night, the planet was flooded? 2 of each species was on that boat. Now what i dont understand is how come no other culture has mentioned this. So what there didnt experiance the flood?
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12-11-2008, 05:20 PM
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no idea.

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12-11-2008, 05:23 PM
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Noah and the ark are part of the Christian faith, so I'm not sure what other cultures you're talking about.

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12-11-2008, 05:38 PM (This post was last modified: 12-11-2008 05:47 PM by God Rocks.)
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There are actually lots of cultures with stories similar to the Noah story. There's one from Babylon in the Epic of Gilgamesh. Here's a link to a brief description of a lot of them. http://www.nwcreation.net/noahlegends.html

On another note though, I don't actually think the whole world flooded. I think it was probably a localized event that would have seemed like the whole world to people at the time since they didn't travel much. Something like possibly the Black Sea Deluge.

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12-11-2008, 10:56 PM (This post was last modified: 12-12-2008 08:54 AM by clarence clutterbuck.)
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Or maybe Noah just overfilled the bath one day, flooded the tent and wrote the Ark story as a therapeutic way of dealing with the trauma.
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12-12-2008, 04:20 AM
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he must have remembered the monkeys,for evolution.

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01-31-2009, 08:50 AM (This post was last modified: 01-31-2009 10:22 AM by Pilgrim.)
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(12-11-2008 05:08 PM)FrostBite Wrote:  It rained for 40 days and 40 night, the planet was flooded? 2 of each species was on that boat. Now what i dont understand is how come no other culture has mentioned this. So what there didnt experiance the flood?
Actually the Hindu religion, which claims to be the oldest in the world, also has a flood epic with a Noah figure in the Gita. Can't remember where off hand but it's definately there and the Quran refers to Noah as one of God's prophets, although I'm not sure if it recounts a flood story. Certainly the original story in Genesis is part of the Torah and therefore Jewish so I'd have to say that this makes it pretty much a universal theme. The Bible story says two of every kind of animal which doesn't necessarily mean species and sub-species of the same kind. Wink

A question arising, to me at any rate, out of God Rocks' statement that the flood might not have been global, makes me wonder why God would have bothered saving any animals at all? I mean, unless it was a specific group that could not be replaced like marsupials (not sure if I spelled that correctly.) In which case why weren't the remnants of the Ark found on top of Aires Rock and also causes all sorts of other problems regarding the Biblical account. Just food for thought. Smile

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01-31-2009, 10:53 AM
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(12-11-2008 05:08 PM)FrostBite Wrote:  It rained for 40 days and 40 night, the planet was flooded? 2 of each species was on that boat. Now what i dont understand is how come no other culture has mentioned this. So what there didnt experiance the flood?
maybe he was just in new orleans when katrina hit...
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01-31-2009, 11:28 AM
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(01-31-2009 10:53 AM)B MAN Wrote:  
(12-11-2008 05:08 PM)FrostBite Wrote:  It rained for 40 days and 40 night, the planet was flooded? 2 of each species was on that boat. Now what i dont understand is how come no other culture has mentioned this. So what there didnt experiance the flood?
maybe he was just in new orleans when katrina hit...
He most definately was, as were His people suffering alongside others and trying to help those in distress. Tongue

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01-31-2009, 10:07 PM (This post was last modified: 01-31-2009 10:07 PM by Urthred.)
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its true many cultures have flood myths, even the celtic people have one. and im with god rocks on the point of localized event. i mean look at how big and event katrina was to the USA and we had all this advanced warnings and what not and yet its included in our histories. if you consider a people who that the world was basically his country then yes a flood could easily seem to engulf the entire world this of course would explain the amount of flood stories around the world to, seeing as water is a main point for human survival and becasue we live near water floods would be most likely to occur and would be events big enough to to record, add to that a lack of understanding of weather and its quite easy to ascribe it to a divine figure.
its true many cultures have flood myths, even the celtic people have one. and im with god rocks on the point of localized event. i mean look at how big and event katrina was to the USA and we had all this advanced warnings and what not and yet its included in our histories. if you consider a people who that the world was basically his country then yes a flood could easily seem to engulf the entire world this of course would explain the amount of flood stories around the world to, seeing as water is a main point for human survival and becasue we live near water floods would be most likely to occur and would be events big enough to to record, add to that a lack of understanding of weather and its quite easy to ascribe it to a divine figure.

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