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To: LiteKeeper
"mythology"? The Story of God is ultimately based on the presumption that Genesis is true. I won't bother with the litearlness of the Adam and Eve fable, but the fact of the matter is that the Big Flood never happened. Now, when a physically demonstrable prediction of a theory is proved false, no logical reason exists to presume that other claims contained in that theory, especially those not subject to validation, are true.

Therefore, since the Noah tale is a lie, there's no reason to accept virgin births, healing miracles, withered fig trees, water freesurface walking, or any other unverifiable claim in that book. One is expected to take these things on "faith", but that's absurd when the checkable items are demonstrated to be false.

Hence, the book is nothing more than mythology. A collection of tales with hypothectical and tenous factual basis intended to explain natural events, indoctrinate the young, and otherwise channel thought and behavior, without regards to the objective reality of the tale.

What did you think I meant by mythology?

15 posted on 06/10/2003 1:41:04 PM PDT by Ten Megaton Solution
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To: Ten Megaton Solution
the fact of the matter is that the Big Flood never happened.

Show me the proof that this never happened.
18 posted on 06/10/2003 1:57:24 PM PDT by johnb838 (Understand the root causes of American Anger.)
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To: Ten Megaton Solution
but the fact of the matter is that the Big Flood never happened.

Actually, there is a lot of evidence that the Big Flood did, indeed happen. Additionally, I have been told that there are many flood stories, not just the one in Genesis.

Even more, there is a difference between a myth and a lie. You may believe that Genesis is a lie, but it does not come close to meeting the literary criteria of a myth.

Shalom.

40 posted on 06/11/2003 6:43:28 AM PDT by ArGee (I did not come through fire and death to bandy crooked words with a serving-man... - Gandalf)
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