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Noah's Ark 'Was a Massive Double-Decker Coracle'
International Business Times ^ | 15 Dec 2013 | Fiona Keating

Posted on 12/16/2013 10:52:52 AM PST by Theoria

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To: Sacajaweau
Did you watch the video? Doubtful.

All of your questions are answered in the video. I challenge you to watch it with an open mind...

151 posted on 12/16/2013 5:00:20 PM PST by bayliving
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To: Fuzz
I’ll take my chances with explanations that don’t defy credulity, especially when I’m specifically asked to reject logic.

None of us start with a 'clean slate', and we will all bring our world views to the table -- but if you could, I'd say that the Biblical explanation of Creation is more logical than any of the commonly told myths of today. You don't need to violate the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics. You don't need to explain away the evidence of design that God left for us to see and explore. Or as Isaac Newton put it, "This most beautiful system [The Universe] could only proceed from the dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.”

The only logic you use to reject God's Word is a self-imposed world view that is blinded.

152 posted on 12/16/2013 5:02:20 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: IYAS9YAS

lol Let it rain for 40 days and 40 nights and wait for the sewers to back up..have you seen the floor, who’s going to clean up that mess...


153 posted on 12/16/2013 5:18:56 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Fuzz
Do those accounts make the Noah flood story more or less plausible?

Well, I would say more plausible in that they account in similar ways. I guess it is for each person to accept for his/herself on whether they accept the Bible as a historical account.

Some Christians believe stories in the Bible should be taken literal and some believe many of the stories are metaphorical or fable, but with spiritual meaning.

As for me, I take the story of Noah's Ark literal. I could see a cataclysmic event submerging and separating Pangaea consistent with a Great Flood.

I can also see where accounts could vary in detail over time and through various languages, particularly with the injection of cultural names and pagan deities.

154 posted on 12/16/2013 5:24:00 PM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: Repeat Offender

I’m less interested in what people believe to be true than I am in what actually is true.


155 posted on 12/16/2013 5:32:41 PM PST by Fuzz
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To: sportutegrl

Spitz would have been more likely to provide better dispersion


156 posted on 12/16/2013 5:38:14 PM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Theoria; 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; ...

Thanks Theoria, a nice two-list topic!

157 posted on 12/16/2013 6:09:40 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

Thanks Theoria, a nice two-list topic!

158 posted on 12/16/2013 6:10:29 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SunkenCiv

i love beggin strips

apropos of nothing when i got my french dip today for lunch i thot i should have ordered a submarine in stead


159 posted on 12/16/2013 6:15:51 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: BipolarBob

For some, that would seem the logical choice.

:)


160 posted on 12/16/2013 6:26:34 PM PST by Salamander (I know things that you don't. I've done things that you won't.)
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To: Natufian
Great Flood (China)From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Great Flood of China (Chinese: 大洪水; pinyin: Dà Hóngshuǐ, or just 洪水) (also known as the Gun-Yu myth[1]) was a major flood event that continued for at least two generations, which resulted in great population displacements among other disasters, such as storms and famine: according to mythological and historical sources, it is traditionally dated to the third millennium BCE, during the reign of the Emperor Yao. Treated either historically or mythologically, the story of the Great Flood and the heroic attempts of the various human characters to control it and to abate the disaster is a narrative fundamental to Chinese culture. Among other things, the Great Flood of China is key to understanding the history of the founding of both the Xia Dynasty and the Zhou Dynasty, it is also one of the main flood motifs in Chinese mythology, and it is a major source of allusion in Classical Chinese poetry.
161 posted on 12/16/2013 6:41:11 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: GeronL
Abiotic Oil - Abiogenic Petroleum Origin
162 posted on 12/16/2013 6:49:02 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: 4yearlurker

Selections from Immanuel Velikovsky’s
Worlds in Collision (1950)

’ The astronomers and the geologists whose concern is all this ..... should judge of the causes
which could effect the derangement of the day and could cover the earth with tenebrosity,’
wrote a clergyman who spent many years in Mexico and in the libraries of the Old World
which store ancient manuscripts of the Mayas and works of early Indian and Spanish authors
about them.
[Immanuel Velikovsky, Worlds in Collision, 1950]

http://www.spirasolaris.ca/wic.pdf


163 posted on 12/16/2013 7:10:29 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: 4yearlurker

6. In the manuscripts of Avila and Molina, who collected the traditions of the Indians of the New
World, it is related that the sun did not appear for five days, a cosmic collision of stars preceded the
cataclysm; people and animals tried to escape to mountain caves. ‘Scarcely had they reached there, when
the sea, breaking out of bounds following a terrifying shock, began the rise of the pacific coast. But as
the sea rose, filling the valleys and the plains around, the mountain of Ancasmarca rose too, like a ship
on the waves. During the five days that this cataclysm lasted, the sun did not show its face and the earth
remained in darkness.’


164 posted on 12/16/2013 7:12:49 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: Fuzz
why were they eating in the first place?

For pleasure? I imagine the food must have been delicious in that perfect garden.

165 posted on 12/16/2013 8:10:22 PM PST by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: Fuzz
How could 100 different cultures scattered throughout the world have the same story if the only people that survived were from just one of those cultures? <>\ from their ancestors?????
166 posted on 12/16/2013 9:38:07 PM PST by terycarl (common sense rules overall)
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To: Mamzelle
I don't see much difference between eating an wearing.

you can wear the skin of an animal who died of old age, trauma,lightniung strike , whatever....you can also eat some of them.........if not too old!!!

167 posted on 12/16/2013 9:43:54 PM PST by terycarl (common sense rules overall)
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To: gdani

Believing n the bible requires suspension of disbelief....a lot of it.


168 posted on 12/16/2013 9:56:06 PM PST by LanaTurnerOverdrive ("I've done a lot of things in my life that I'm not proud of. And the things I am proud of are disgus)
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To: smokingfrog

Didn’t realize that. Here’s the article:

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/real-estate/dutchman-completes-20-year-quest-build-full-scale-noah-ark-article-1.1217581


169 posted on 12/17/2013 8:31:45 AM PST by Madam Theophilus
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To: IYAS9YAS

How long can you tread water?


170 posted on 12/17/2013 8:34:56 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: molson209
Noah’s Ark is a story to scare followers

So is hell, right?

And Jesus was just some Rabbi who performed some circus acts to deceive his uneducated followers.
171 posted on 12/17/2013 12:37:15 PM PST by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: Fuzz

My comments were not about “before the fall” but after, but before the flood.


172 posted on 12/17/2013 2:06:00 PM PST by BereanBrain
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To: BereanBrain

Yes, but also before when you said:

“Eating and Death are very deep topics.

Death entered the world post fall, long before the flood.”

So no death before the fall. There would be no need to eat, there was no biological process required for it, so why would they eat the fruit of any tree?


173 posted on 12/17/2013 2:18:58 PM PST by Fuzz
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To: Fuzz

For the same reason they enjoyed sex, for the enjoyment.


174 posted on 12/17/2013 3:00:16 PM PST by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: terycarl

(Sigh). I suppose so. and the animals can also voluntarily just peel their skins off. Anything to prove a minor point.


175 posted on 12/17/2013 6:33:31 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Oberon

The drowning of the coasts, especially in SEA and the Persian Gulf circa 4000 BC with the ocean rise of that time.


176 posted on 12/17/2013 7:54:15 PM PST by ThanhPhero (Khách sang La Vang hanh huong tham vieng Maria)
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To: Mamzelle
(Sigh). I suppose so. and the animals can also voluntarily just peel their skins off. Anything to prove a minor point.

if God didn't want us to eat animals, why did He make them out of meat??

177 posted on 12/18/2013 6:41:45 PM PST by terycarl (common sense rules overall)
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To: Fuzz

They DID eat — As Jesus did after his resurrection.

BUT they ate the fruit of the tree of life.

BTW, in heaven, this tree will be restored, literally.

All of creation was meant to be immortal.

Death is, sort of, an infection. Look at our bodies. They repair themselves, but fall to aging. If there was no aging, we would be immortal (other than disease processes). We will have (in heaven) real, physical bodies that are perfected and immortal.


178 posted on 12/20/2013 8:26:03 AM PST by BereanBrain
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To: BereanBrain

Seems strange to me that immortal creatures would have to eat. There would be no purpose. Why would it even come to mind as an activity in which to engage.


179 posted on 12/20/2013 9:38:09 AM PST by Fuzz
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180 posted on 12/21/2013 6:41:58 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/10574173/Irving-Finkel-reader-of-the-lost-Ark.html


181 posted on 01/19/2014 1:37:26 PM PST by SunkenCiv (;http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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