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To: Coyoteman

Things the Bible got Wrong

1. The ark that Noah was to built could not have physically held all the species of Animals on the Earth nor has there been time in the last 4,000 years for the number of species to evolve that could have fit on the ark as described in the Bible.

2. All Human Languages we have today formed when men built a tower to Heaven.

3. Humans in the past lived hundreds and some almost a thousand years. Human lifespans have never been as long as they are now and no remains have ever been found of a human who lived much longer than 120 years. Forensic science is at a very high state of being and can tell age due to several factors including dental wear and by studying cranial fissures.

Just off the top of my head three faults in Biblical teaching. The old testament especially Genesis is merely a collection of stories that instruct people in how to live morally. It was never meant to be taken literally.


34 posted on 06/17/2007 7:36:45 PM PDT by sentis1
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To: sentis1

Sorry Number one should read

“1. The ark that Noah was to built could not have physically held all the species of Animals on the Earth nor has there been time in the last 4,000 years for the number of species to evolve that currently inhabit the Earth from those species that could have been held in the Ark as described in the Bible.”

Sorry mind was racing ahead of my typing skill on that one :)


37 posted on 06/17/2007 7:40:07 PM PDT by sentis1
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To: sentis1
1. The ark that Noah was to built could not have physically held all the species of Animals

The bible never makes such a claim.

2. All Human Languages we have today formed when men built a tower to Heaven.

Ditto.

3. Humans in the past lived hundreds and some almost a thousand years. Human lifespans have never been as long as they are now and no remains have ever been found of a human who lived much longer than 120 years.

The second does not follow from the first.

I don't really know which is the more profound: Your ignorance of what the bible actually says and teaches (points one and two), or your ability to butcher logic so that you can manage the most dunderheaded universal pronouncements from such a small data set. Your confidence in your ability to extract universals from such small bits of evidence is so grand that I am surprised you don't pronounce that primitive man was two dimensional, because that is what they look like on some cave drawings.

328 posted on 06/19/2007 5:33:27 PM PDT by DreamsofPolycarp (Libertarianism: u can run your life better than government can, and should be left alone to do it)
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To: sentis1
1. The ark that Noah was to built could not have physically held all the species of Animals

The bible never makes such a claim.

2. All Human Languages we have today formed when men built a tower to Heaven.

Ditto.

3. Humans in the past lived hundreds and some almost a thousand years. Human lifespans have never been as long as they are now and no remains have ever been found of a human who lived much longer than 120 years.

The second does not follow from the first.

I don't really know which is the more profound: Your ignorance of what the bible actually says and teaches (points one and two), or your ability to butcher logic so that you can manage the most dunderheaded universal pronouncements from such a small data set. Your confidence in your ability to extract universals from such small bits of evidence is so grand that I am surprised you don't pronounce that primitive man was two dimensional, because that is what they look like on some cave drawings.

329 posted on 06/19/2007 5:33:53 PM PDT by DreamsofPolycarp (Libertarianism: u can run your life better than government can, and should be left alone to do it)
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To: sentis1
The ark that Noah was to built could not have physically held all the species of Animals on the Earth nor has there been time in the last 4,000 years for the number of species to evolve that could have fit on the ark as described in the Bible.
Wrong. There would have been far fewer species back then, with ample room to spare on board the ark.
All Human Languages we have today formed when men built a tower to Heaven.
Wrong, anthropologic evidence and timing indicates our languages easily "evolved" within a few thousand years.
Humans in the past lived hundreds and some almost a thousand years. Human lifespans have never been as long as they are now and no remains have ever been found of a human who lived much longer than 120 years. Forensic science is at a very high state of being and can tell age due to several factors including dental wear and by studying cranial fissures.
Going by the sacred old age dates, that might make sense. Of course, you're making assumptions based on today. It was a far different time back then, likely a different climate and so forth.
Just off the top of my head three faults in Biblical teaching.
You've begun with man's opinions, and used them to scoff at God's word. But God has made foolish the wisdom of this age. I tend to think that when puny man shakes his fist at God and tells Him all the mistakes He made, God is rather inclined to laugh.
402 posted on 06/20/2007 7:02:28 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free.)
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To: sentis1
It was never meant to be taken literally.

And that is stated where? Revelation 22:18-19 says, "I warn everyone who hears the prophetic words in this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, and if anyone takes away from the words in this prophetic book, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city described in this book."

461 posted on 06/21/2007 12:21:28 AM PDT by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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