To: colorado tanker
If the literalist-estimated date is used, there is no fit with either one.
Plato’s flood OTOH, which destroyed Atlantis, fits the date of the catastrophic flooding from the melting glaciers — and attributes the destruction of Atlantis to a change in the motion of the celestial bodies.
posted on 01/23/2013 7:06:15 PM PST
(Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
I don't use the term “literalist.” Genesis never says the Earth is 5,000 years old. That is an inference made by one Bishop Ussher, whose authority I have never accepted. Interestingly, the fiction of Inherit the Wind notwithstanding, William Jennings Bryan did not accept Bishop Ussher’s calculation, either. He thought the age of the Earth irrelevant to his faith. I don't agree with his politics, but I do agree with him on this.
I remember reading about digs in Iraq about the Al Urbed(sp) culture that was found below a flood layer when they were digging in the 30’s.
In Gilgamesh there was a flood from Heaven could this related? There was a bunch of stuff happening in those times and all we have is confused memories.
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