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  • South Carolina’s military culture and the October flood

    11/10/2015 7:55:17 AM PST · by Yankee-Maine · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/10/15 | Thomas S. Mullikin
    Selfless service is engrained into the fiber of our great state Years ago, reading Pat Conroy’s best-selling novel, The Lords of Discipline, I was struck by the single line – “No Southern man is complete without a tenure under military rule.” Not all Southerners serve, have served, or will ever serve their country. And today it is only a very small percentage of Americans overall who have served or will ever serve in the armed forces. Nevertheless, Conroy’s line speaks to many of us hailing from the South, and to an even greater degree those of us from the Palmetto...
  • Pre-Flood Human Fossils Revisited

    11/02/2015 10:46:56 AM PST · by fishtank · 19 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Nov. 2015 | Brian Thomas
    Pre-Flood Human Fossils Revisited by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Evidence for Creation Where are the fossils from the people who lived before the Flood? A 1992 ICR article supplied seven responses to this question.1 Land animals and humans have a low fossilization potential. We would expect few fossils from them. If the Flood buried a multitude of people and distributed their bodies among the world’s sedimentary rocks, finding even one human fossil in such a vast area would be unlikely. Underwater mudflows during the Flood would have ground human bones to powder. Floodwaters receding off continents might have likewise pulverized...
  • Statement by Ted Cruz on the Flooding in South Carolina

    10/05/2015 5:46:53 AM PDT · by Isara · 3 replies ^ | 10/05/15
    HOUSTON, Texas — Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today released the following statement regarding flooding in South Carolina caused in part by Hurricane Joaquin:“Heidi and my prayers are with the people of South Carolina, many of whom have suffered immense loss,” Cruz said. “We fully recognize the sacrifices that law enforcement and first responders make to protect and save lives in the face of natural disasters, and we commend all who have bravely stepped up to lead rescue and recovery efforts. We are also thankful for Gov. Haley and the many state and local officials who are working around the clock...
  • Reports show tents trapped Boy Scouts during deadly flooding

    09/28/2015 8:15:00 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 35 replies
    Deadly floodwaters that tore through a Boy Scout troop's New Mexico campsite as they slept turned their tents into wet cages that clung to their bodies like saran wrap, newly released police reports and taped interviews show. The group of eight California boys and their chaperones fought desperately to escape, some using their teeth to rip holes in their tents. "You could hear people yelling, but you couldn't understand what they were saying," Michael Evans, one of the adults, told police of the chaos that June night.
  • Japan floods: City of Joso hit by 'unprecedented' rain

    09/10/2015 4:48:58 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | 9-10-15
    Widespread flooding and landslides in north-east Japan have forced more than 90,000 people to abandon their homes. The city of Joso, north of the capital, Tokyo, was hit by a wall of water after the Kinugawa River burst its banks. Helicopter rescue teams have been plucking people from rooftops.
  • The Mystery of Missing Talus

    08/31/2015 8:33:00 AM PDT · by fishtank · 28 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Sept. 2015 | Brian Thomas
    The Mystery of Missing Talus by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Evidence for Creation In August 2013 while on a week-long boat tour of Grand Canyons Colorado River, I got a close-up view of secular geologys missing-talus problem. As our crew boarded the boats at Lees Ferry, our geologist guide Dr. Steve Austin explained how missing talus challenges the millions-of-years version of Earth history. Everyday weathering processes weaken the cliff face within view of Lees Ferry until the cliffs rocks tumble down. But only a handful of boulders lie on the canyon floornot enough if millions of years of erosion have...
  • Texas Flooding Reveals Deficient Infrastructure

    07/16/2015 5:33:01 AM PDT · by thackney · 39 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | July 15, 2015 | Brigham McCown
    Over 37.3 trillion gallons of water fell in Texas this past spring after heavy precipitation resulted in substantial flooding. While years of drought were literally washed away, the state experienced significant consequences of the flooding, including 21 deaths according to a report by NPR. The recent weather patterns exposed vital shortcomings in the states flood control infrastructure, which brings into question the appropriateness and level of investment in the states flood prevention infrastructure, the network of systems needed to protect the lives and property of citizens of the state. The rain Texas received during the single month of May broke...
  • The Lake Missoula floodclues for the Genesis Flood

    07/14/2015 8:04:46 AM PDT · by fishtank · 8 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 7-13-2015 | Michael J. Oard
    The Lake Missoula floodclues for the Genesis Flood by Michael J. Oard It is difficult to comprehend fully the immense, almost unimaginable power of the Genesis Floodbecause of its sheer size. Its vast volume of water would affect the rates of erosion and sediment deposition in ways not comparable to anything happening today. Its retreat would form unique patterns over the entire earth. However, although present-day floods cannot compare, there was a flood large enough to give us a tiny glimpse as to what a gigantic global-scale flood could accomplish in a short time. It is the Lake Missoula flood,1...
  • Global warming to cause ice age in 2030 or a flood

    07/12/2015 7:02:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/12/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    No, not really. But the conflicting headlines I’m seeing this week might as well say that. Apparently we’re all still doomed, but our first item in recent climate news deals with a different phenomenon than the usual screeds which, rather than melting the ice caps and drowning all of the coastal cities, is going to bring on a new mini-ice starting in about fifteen years. Rather than carbon emissions or fracking, the culprit this time is the sun. (From the Daily Mail) The Earth could be headed for a ‘mini ice age’ researchers have warned.A new study claims to...
  • Floods in Texas, Flood Mapping, Flood Dollars [never let a crisis go to waste]

    05/26/2015 11:36:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Climate Lawyers ^ | May 25, 2015 | J. Wylie Donald
    Floods on the Rio Blanco these past few days demonstrate the link to climate change, but not in the way you think. It was a horrible Memorial Day weekend in Hays County, Texas. At least three people died from the worst flooding seen since 1922. The Rio Blanco crested at 43 feet, 30 feet over flood stage. Over 400 homes were destroyed and the interstate (I-35) was under water. The flood warning posted on the San Marcos, Texas website identifies the areas of evacuation. One area is that in the Blanco Vista neighborhood nearest to the river. Police officers and...
  • Lions and other animals escape from Tbilisi zoo after serious flood that has killed 8

    06/14/2015 3:18:47 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 10 replies
    Straights Times ^ | 6-14-2015 | AFP
    Lions, tigers, bears and other animals escaped from their zoo enclosures and roamed Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, on Sunday after flooding that killed at least eight people, officials said. SNIP Animals including tigers, lions, jaguars, bears, and wolves escaped from cages in the flooded Tbilisi zoo. Some of them were captured by police while others were shot dead, according to the mayors office.
  • Don't eat the fish on the streets, Newark residents warned

    06/02/2015 10:12:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 48 replies ^ | Updated: Jun 02, 2015 6:10 AM CST | Staff
    MYFOXNY.COM/AP - The fish is not for eating. That's what Newark officials are saying to residents about the fish that have washed onto the streets following recent flooding. The fish were caught or found in flooded sewers, rivers, streams, and ponds after heavy rains doused the city. The alert was issued Monday by the city's Health and Community Wellness Department. Officials urged people to not trap, catch or eat any fish caught on the streets because it's unclear how "exposure to elements outside of their natural domains will affect them." There are several ponds and lakes in the region where...
  • Bachelor party rescued after Lake Travis dock breaks free (TX)

    05/29/2015 3:20:29 PM PDT · by bgill · 12 replies
    kxan ^ | May 29, 2015 | kxan
    Multiple rescue boats ferried 18 young men back to shore early Friday from a houseboat set adrift by a severe storm. Shortly before 1 a.m., strong winds ripped part of a dock away from Sandy Creek Marina on Lake Travis. The broken section of dock, as well as the houseboat and another boat, remained attached by service cables, but floated farther into the lake.
  • Timelapse shows Lake Travis incredible 30-day rise (TX)

    05/28/2015 9:37:54 AM PDT · by bgill · 20 replies
    kxan ^ | May 27, 2015 | Eric Janzen
    Lake Travis has risen more than 29 feet in the last 30 days after continued rainfall across Central Texas replenished the drought-stricken lake. The body of water is now 67 percent full, just 12 feet below its average.
  • Climate change, a factor in Texas floods, largely ignored

    05/28/2015 9:22:33 AM PDT · by bgill · 57 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | May 28, 2015 | Neena Satija
    Climate change is taking a toll on Texas, and the devastating floods that have killed at least 15 people and left 12 others missing across the state are some of the best evidence yet of that phenomenon, state climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon said in an interview Wednesday. We have observed an increase of heavy rain events, at least in the South-Central United States, including Texas, said Nielsen-Gammon, who was appointed by former Gov. George W. Bush in 2000. And its consistent with what we would expect from climate change. But the states Republican leaders are deeply skeptical of the scientific consensus...
  • Texas family records flood turning home into 'washing machine'

    05/28/2015 8:17:29 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 5 replies
    upi ^ | May 28, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    WIMBERLY, Texas, - A Texas family whose home was caught in the Blanco River flood recorded the moment their home became "a gigantic washing machine." Sarah Perez of Wimberly posted a video to YouTube showing the moment floodwater from the overflowing Blanco River rushed into her family's home Saturday. "Oh no!" Perez can be heard saying in the video, which was filmed from the home's second floor. "It turned the living room into a gigantic washing machine," husband Ernie Perez told CNN. The family was rescued by a fire crew in the area to check on an elderly neighbor. "We...
  • Remembering Mount St. Helens 35 Years Later

    05/26/2015 12:11:42 PM PDT · by fishtank · 42 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 5-26-2015 | Brian Thomas
    Remembering Mount St. Helens 35 Years Later by Brian Thomas, M.S. * The volcanos main 1980 eruption filled in an entire valley with hundreds of feet of sediment. Another smaller eruption event deposited more material on top of that, and then a third deposition occurred in 1982. Later, a catastrophic flood of snowmelt water and muddy debris tore a gash through those fresh deposits, revealing sharp and flat contacts between each earlier deposit. It also showed that fast-flowing currents can lay down multiple layers thinner than a finger width. Mount St. Helens revealed to the world that both thick and...
  • Texas Teen Dies on Way Home From Prom After Car Gets Swept Away by Floodwater

    05/26/2015 7:31:14 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    ktla ^ | 06:38am, May 26, 2015 | CNN Wire and Lynette Romero,
    Homecoming queen. Student council president. Star athlete. Her storied high school career was nearing an end with one final rite of passage: her senior prom. But as Ramirez, 18, was driving home from the prom over the weekend, her car was swept away by floodwater in southern Texas, ending her short but illustrious life. She did the right things, her aunt Roberta Ramirez told CNN affiliate WOAI. She called 911. She called her father, but it was just too much and too quick. Ramirez is one of six people who died in Texas and Oklahoma in the past four days...
  • More than 60 homes in Wimberley were taken off foundations

    05/25/2015 10:07:10 AM PDT · by bgill · 115 replies
    kxan ^ | May 25, 2015 | Phil Prazan
    Residents that have lived on the Blanco River for decades had never seen the water reach levels like it did Saturday night. This is the worst one Ive seen in 25 years, said Mark Western, a resident of Wimberley. The highest Mark had seen the water reach was touching the Ranch Road 12 bridge in 1998. This time the water went over it, taking houses and foundations with it.
  • On the Outrage of the Flood and the Purposes of God

    02/18/2015 6:52:42 AM PST · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-17-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On the “Outrage” of the Flood and the Purposes of God By: Msgr. Charles PopeTo the modern mind, the story of Noah and the flood is  a dark tale and one that is hard to equate with the “loving God” (i.e., the “kind” God of our notions). Why would God regret what He had done and want to kill everything He had made?Now never mind that we do this all the time when we harvest a field, or prune our roses or slaughter animals to feed ourselves, etc. When we do these things, we understand why we do them and so...
  • Geology documents dinosaurs fleeing Noahs Flood

    02/19/2015 7:06:20 AM PST · by fishtank · 115 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 19 February 2015 (GMT+10) | Tas Walker
    Geology documents dinosaurs fleeing Noahs Flood by Tas Walker Published: 19 February 2015 (GMT+10) In February 2015, geologists Tracy Thomson and Mary Droser, in an article published online by the journal Geology, released graphic evidence for the reality of Noahs Flood.1 Swimming animals left tracks underwater Thomson and Droser Lark-Quarry-trackmaker Figure 1. Swim trackway from Capitol Reef National Park, USA. The Geological Society of America press release shows a sandstone block sitting vertically in the field with tracks running for a few metres across its surface (figure 1). These are interpreted as swimming tracks because the imprints represent only a...
  • Encore Presentation of Patterns of Evidence: Exodus

    01/26/2015 9:24:04 AM PST · by fishtank · 7 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 1-26-15 | Jake Hebert
    Encore Presentation of Patterns of Evidence: Exodus by Jake Hebert, Ph.D. * The Exodus is one of the best-known narratives in the Bible. It details the Israelites' escape from Egypt after centuries of slavery, Moses' rise to leadership, the devastating plagues on Egypt, and the miraculous Red Sea crossing. Yet many, maybe even the majority, of archaeologists and historians insist there is no evidence that the biblical Exodus ever occurred. This debate is the subject of the award-winning documentary Patterns of Evidence: Exodus that has an encore presentation this Thursday.1 "Absence of evidence," however, does not necessarily indicate "evidence of...
  • Fountains of the Deep

    12/12/2014 12:00:40 PM PST · by fishtank · 3 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Dec. 2014 | Timothy Clarey
    Fountains of the Deep by Tim Clarey, Ph.D. * Most of the fossil-bearing strata on Earth are comprised of six megasequences.1,2 Secular scientists believe they were laid down over millions of years, but this assumption prevents them from describing some prominent geological featuresfeatures that are best explained by large-scale flooding. Using data from over 500 stratigraphic columns,3 I examined megasequences across North America to document the sedimentary evidence for the Floods catastrophe. At each site, the megasequence boundaries were identified, along with the thicknesses and extent of individual rock types. These findings enabled the creation of computer maps that will...
  • Traditions of a Global Flood

    11/05/2014 8:25:35 AM PST · by fishtank · 16 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Nov. 2014 | John D. Morris, Ph.D.
    Traditions of a Global Flood by John D. Morris, Ph.D. * Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? (1 Corinthians 1:20) One of the strongest evidences for the global Flood that annihilated all people on Earth except for Noah and his family has been the presence of flood legends in the folklore of people groups from around the world. And the stories are all so similar. Local geography and cultural aspects may be present, but they all seem to be telling the...
  • Kentucky warns Noah's Ark theme park over hiring practices

    10/09/2014 9:57:18 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 49 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 8, 2014 | Steve Bittenbender
    The developer of a Noah's Ark-based theme park in Kentucky said on Wednesday he would fight for his religious rights after state officials warned he could lose millions in potential tax credits if he hires only people who believe in the biblical flood. Ark Encounter, which is slated to open in 2016 in Williamston, Kentucky, is not hiring anyone yet, but its parent company Answers in Genesis asks employees to sign a faith statement including a belief in creationism and the flood.
  • Bible May Solve Colossal Ancient Iceberg Riddle

    09/15/2014 7:35:12 AM PDT · by fishtank · 26 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 9-15-14 | Brian Thomas
    Bible May Solve Colossal Ancient Iceberg Riddle by Brian Thomas, M.S. * What is the recipe for making an iceberg? Scientists know the basics from watching polar-ice sheets. Huge chunks calve, slide off, and float away as icebergs. But thats for modern icebergs. New research reveals evidence of ancient icebergs that would dwarf todays frozen floating mountains, leaving secular explanations out in the cold. Researchers from Germanys Alfred-Wegener Institute (AWI), Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, published in Geophysical Research Letters their discovery of five deep scours at almost 4,000 feet below sea level and about 250 miles off...
  • Residents, motorists trapped by raging AZ floodwaters

    08/19/2014 3:58:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    CBS5 ^ | Aug 19, 2014 | Steve Stout
    PHOENIX - Rescue crews were kept busy with several water rescues after a monsoon surge that brought extensive flooding to Arizona, trapped residents in their homes, closed a major freeway, and paralyzed traffic on several surface streets Tuesday morning. A flash flood warning for Maricopa County and surrounding areas was extended until 3 p.m. Tuesday. Structures were demolished, heavy equipment was carried away and ranches were covered by the raging waters in New River, where more than 4 inches of rain was reported.
  • Immigrant Students Flood Georgia School Registration Office

    08/13/2014 6:55:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 8/13/14 | Caroline May
    Immigrant students inundated a Georgia school district registration center this week seeking to sign up for classes. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) reports that nearly 200 families with immigrant students were waiting outside the DeKalb County registration facility early Monday morning. We got here, and there was a long line, Sandra Nunez, head of the school districts International Welcome Center, told AJC. The report comes as the Department of Education has made it clear that illegal immigrant students are entitled to public eduction and the southern border is in crisis with tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors entering
  • Water Main Break Next to UCLA Prompts Flooding on Campus, Closure of Sunset Blvd.

    07/29/2014 5:22:51 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 55 replies
    abc ^ | 7/29/14
    LIVE VIDEO AT THE LINK A 102-year-old water main broke in Westwood Tuesday, sending water flooding into streets and the UCLA campus, stranding people and vehicles and prompting the closure of Sunset Boulevard on Tuesday. The water main break sent a geyser gushing into the air on July 29, 2014. (Credit: KTLA) The water main break sent a geyser gushing into the air on July 29, 2014. (Credit: KTLA) People were stranded by the rising water, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department, which was called to the incident shortly before 3:30 p.m. Three people were rescued from parking structures,...
  • China: Giant yellow rubber duck swept away in flood

    07/20/2014 8:58:56 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7/18/14 | BBC
    A giant yellow rubber duck floating on Nanming River in China's south-west Guizhou Province has reportedly been swept away by floodwaters just months after it exploded on display in Taiwan. The 18m (59ft) sculpture by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman disappeared around 19:00 local time on Wednesday, after the city saw days of heavy rainfall, the Taiwan-based Want China Times reports. Even though the duck weighs 1 tonne, and was sitting on a 10 tonne metal platform lashed to the riverbed with steel wires, it was easily dislodged by the storm. "The duck flopped over and was flushed away really quickly...
  • Obama to seek $2 billion from Congress to tackle child migrant crisis

    06/30/2014 11:11:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06/29/14 | Steve Holland
    (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama is to ask Congress for more than $2 billion to deal with the surge in unaccompanied children from Central America flooding into the United States along its southern border.
  • LETTER: Steve King for House majority leader

    06/17/2014 6:59:13 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    With the departure of Eric Cantor as majority leader, it's time to replace him with someone with strong conservative values. My choice is Steve King of Iowa. Steve is not looking for votes, but is looking for solutions to problems.
  • Mrs. Obama, Libs, Media, the World...where is the #BringBackOurKids?

    06/10/2014 10:02:03 AM PDT · by mononymous · 27 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 6/10/2014 | Mononymous1
    Just seems that there needs to be a hashtag on behalf of Mexican parents who need to be reunited with their missing kids who have run away from home. Mrs. Obama, come on, why do you want these kids in this unfair, racist country? Do something...
  • Lots of Grand Canyons

    06/03/2014 8:55:53 AM PDT · by fishtank · 57 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | June 2014 | John D. Morris, Ph.D.
    Lots of Grand Canyons by John D. Morris, Ph.D. * On the seminar trail, I and other ICR speakers often use Grand Canyon as an example of Flood-caused geological features. We frequently run into opposition from people whove been taught that it took millions of years for the canyon to be carved out. We counter with studies that lead us to believe that each of the pancake-like layers was rapidly deposited by catastrophic hydraulic forces, and that the igneous and metamorphic deposits were caused by events quite unlike anything we see in modern times. The continent-wide coverage of the layers...
  • Ancient Whale Graveyard Points to Genesis Flood

    05/15/2014 9:28:29 AM PDT · by fishtank · 35 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | May 2014 | Frank Sherwin
    Ancient Whale Graveyard Points to Genesis Flood by Frank Sherwin, M.A. * According to a recent evolutionary article, anywhere from 6.5 to 9 million years ago a catastrophic event occurred in what is now the Atacama region of Chile.1 Four distinct layers of fossil marine mammals were unearthed on the edge of one of the driest deserts on the planet, leading evolutionists to exclaim, There has never been a find of this size or this diversity anywhere in the world.2 Indeed, at least 40 baleen (water-filtering) whalesspecies including minke, fin, and the modern blue whaleswere found, as well as seals,...
  • Geology indicates the terrestrial Flood/post-Flood boundary is mostly in the Late Cenozoic

    05/09/2014 8:36:17 AM PDT · by fishtank · 7 replies
    Creation Ministries International | May 9, 2014 | Michael Oard
    Geology indicates the terrestrial Flood/post-Flood boundary is mostly in the Late Cenozoic by Michael J. Oard Dr Marcus Rosss recent article on the location of the Flood/post-Flood boundary is based on problematic paleontological data provided by secular paleontologists. His conclusion that the only significant paleontological discontinuity is at or near the K/T boundary is disputable, as are its three underlying assumptions. Geological arguments are preferred, being clearer and more objective. Fourteen criteria, mostly geological, indicate that the end-Flood boundary is in the Late Cenozoic, and examples include the Messinian salinity crisis evaporites, the Absaroka Volcanics which contain the Yellowstone fossil...
  • Northern Michigan dam fails, section of U.S. 127 could flood

    04/15/2014 12:17:52 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 27 replies
    mlive ^ | 4-15-2014 | Andrew Krietz
    ROSCOMMON TOWNSHIP, MI Flood water reportedly is moving quickly downstream toward Old 27 and U.S. 127 after a dam failed in the area. A flash flood warning is in effect for southwestern Roscommon County until 6 p.m. Tuesday following the breakage of the Wraco Lodge Dam. Shortly after noon, the National Weather Service reported water was just inches below a U.S. 127 bridge. There is the possibility of water overtopping the highway between mile markers 185 and 186. Motorists are advised to not drive over flooded roads. "The water is about a foot and a half from the top...
  • Scientists Confirm Biblical Account of the Fountains of The Deep

    04/08/2014 2:41:22 PM PDT · by OneVike · 59 replies
    In yet another confirmation of the Bible’s accuracy, scientists have now confirmed what Scripture refers to as “the fountains of the deep.” In the days of Noah and the Ark, these large pools of water beneath the Earth’s crust burst forth onto the surface providing the massive amounts of water needed for the global flood judgment. What has once been a source of skepticism and mockery for those who doubt the Bible, has now been confirmed by secular scientists, again showing that although written over 3,000 years ago, the Bible’s description of the Earth and its natural properties are...
  • Before Noah: Myths of the Flood Are Far Older Than the Bible

    04/07/2014 1:36:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 113 replies
    TIME ^ | 04/05/2014 | Ishaan Tharoor
    <p>Darren Aronofskys Noah dominated the U.S. box office on its opening weekend and won critical acclaim, but not without controversy. The film, based on the biblical story in Genesis of Noahs Ark and the Great Flood, arrived amid a deluge of outrage from religious groups. Some Christians fumed at the films straying from biblical Scripture. Meanwhile, a host of Muslim-majority countries banned Noah from screening in theaters because representations of Noah, a prophet of God in the Koran, are considered blasphemous. Such images provoke the feelings of believers and are forbidden in Islam and a clear violation of Islamic law, read a fatwa issued by Cairos al-Azhar University, one of the foremost institutions of Sunni Islam. Egypt has not banned the film, but Indonesia, Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have. It is important to respect these religions and not show the film, lectured the main censors of the UAE.</p>
  • The Noah film is afloat with extremism

    03/31/2014 6:54:51 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 129 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | Monday, March 31, 2014 | Andrew Bolt
    AMAZING. Hollywood just killed God, and almost no critic noticed how it quietly slipped a green human-hater in his place. I never thought you could make a two-hour film about Noah and his ark without mentioning God even once, but director Darren Aronofsky has managed it in his $142 million epic, which opened last week. His Noah, played by a muttering Russell Crowe, prays to a different deity, a much nastier one called the creator who seems to brood on global warming. Hey, what a coincidence! So does Aronofsky, who last year declared, climate change as an enemy of the...
  • The midrashiest midrash that ever was midrashed [a spoiler-free Noah review]

    03/30/2014 6:57:12 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 20 replies
    Denny Burke Blog ^ | Sunday, March 30, 2014 | Denny Burk
    Does the movie resemble the actual Noah story enough to establish credible points of contact? No, it does not. The director himself has acknowledged that his rendering of Noah is like a midrashan ancient method of interpreting scripture involving ahistorical embellishments. As far as midrash is concerned, Noah is the midrashiest midrash that ever was midrashed. Aronofskys Noah is nothing like the biblical Noah, the only righteous man on the planet. More seriously, Aronofskys god is nothing like the biblical God, a long-suffering sovereign who graciously condescends to reveal Himself and His plans to Noah and to save Noah and...
  • Ray Comfort Releases Christian Noah Movie: Watch 'Noah and the Last Day' on YouTube for Free

    03/30/2014 6:31:25 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 10 replies
    The Gospel Herald ^ | Friday, March 28, 2014 | Kelly Hunt
    Hollywood Movie 'Noah' starring Russell Crowe and Anthony Hopkins premiere in the theaters on March 28. The movie has largely received negative reviews from Christian audiences because of the liberty that director Darren Aronofsky took to veer from the Biblical text. Just before the debut of the Hollywood movie, Ray Comfort, President of the Living Waters Publications, released a biblical version of the Noah movie on Youtube to warn about God's judgement of the last days. Comfort said he wants to provide another option for the Christian viewers. The 30-minute documentary entitled Noah-- And the Last Days was released on...
  • Ken Ham: The Unbiblical Noah Is a Fable of a Film

    03/29/2014 7:03:30 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 13 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | Friday, March 28, 2014 | Ken Ham
    Leading creationist Ken Ham, who recently debated Bill Nye, says that the new blockbuster, starring Russell Crowe, is an insult to Christians: "Ultimately, there is barely a hint of biblical fidelity in this film. It is an unbiblical, pagan film from its start" As a Creationist and also a believer in the historical account of Noah and the Flood, I agree with atheist Darren Aronofskys statement about his just-released film Noah: It is the least biblical of Bible-themed films. Any other agreement I have with the filmmakers take on the book of Genesis and its account of Noah ends right...
  • Atheist Noah director brags film is least biblical Bible movie ever

    03/29/2014 6:13:40 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Note to Christians and those who believe the Bible: The producer of the movie Noah, a self-professed atheist, says he is proud of the fact that hes taken a story inspired by Gods word and turned it into something so secular. Director Darren Aronofsky called his movie the least biblical biblical film ever made, The Telegraph reported. He also claimed his leading character, Noah, was the first environmentalist, something that suggests the movie storyline doesnt exactly follow the Bibles. And something else the suggests a serious divergence from the biblical account: Not once during the movie is the name God...
  • The Noah Movie: Deconstructing Noah's Ark; Godawful Storytelling

    03/29/2014 5:26:18 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 6 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | Friday, March 28, 2014 | Brian Godawa
    I'm the "little guy" who wrote a blog post critiquing an early draft of the Noah script because of my own research into the subject matter. Well, when things went south in the studio screenings of the movie with religious audiences, the blood hound media scoured the internet for negative quotes, found my post, and it went viral. I thus became Satan for Paramount and its elitist director of dark unsympathetic sick and twisted heroes, Darren Aronofsky. I finally saw the movie. And now I know why Paramount and its hired Christian marketers would not let me into an early...
  • The Noah Movie: Our Detailed Review [Christian Review]

    03/29/2014 5:01:38 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 23 replies
    Answers In Genesis ^ | Saturday, March 29, 2014 | Staff Report
    Editors note: A shorter review of Noah appeared on Friday. The movie review below is a much more detailed examination of the new Hollywood film. On Thursday evening, a team of researchers from Answers in Genesis viewed the new Noah film. Based on reviews from trusted friends of the ministry who had seen the movie, including a staff member, we were hesitant to spend any money on watching this unbiblical picture. But AiG had already received hundreds of inquiries about our position on the film even before it was released, so we believed it was necessary for AiGs research team...
  • Noah, The Film: All Washed Up

    03/29/2014 11:42:02 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 73 replies
    World of the Bible Ministroes ^ | Saturday, March 29, 2014 | Randall Price
    The pre-release advertising promoting the movie Noah made a point of stating that while the director took artistic license in the production it was still faithful to the biblical story. Early theater previews were carefully edited to appeal to people of faith, but this is the least biblical biblical film of all time! However, to be charitable, the bare outline of the Flood story is present, but after that artistic license has taken the film so far afield of anything resembling the Bible that it is offensive to people of faith. To say that the biblical story was watered down...
  • Does An Ancient Tablet Tell the Real Story of Noahs Ark?

    03/27/2014 7:58:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/27/2014 | By JAVIER ESPINOZA
    As Darren Aronofsky and Russell Crowe unveil Noah in U.S. cinemas this week, British archaeologist Irving Finkel offers a new perspective on the story with his book The Ark Before Noah: Decoding the Story of the Flood. In his book, published in the U.S. by Doubleday, Finkel tells the story of how he managed to get his hands on a cuneiform tablet, which was part of the flood story. As a curator for the British Museum, he relies on members of the public bringing artifacts to him for inspection. He was on duty one afternoon in 1985 when a man...
  • Bill Maher Absolutely Trashes the Bible and Psychotic Mass Murderer God

    03/15/2014 12:49:04 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 56 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11:22 pm, March 14th, 2014 | Andrew Kirell
    Maher began the monologue by declaring that America is stupid because 60 percent of the country reportedly believes the tale of Noahs ark is literally true. He went on to slam the film Noah as floating giraffe cr**, but said it must be doing something right since its been condemned by both Muslims and Christians. And the fact that it might lose a lot of studio money, he joked, may put it in hot water with the Jews too.
  • Broomfield [Colorado]man rescued from Rock Creek during September floods could sue his rescuers

    03/06/2014 10:18:57 AM PST · by catnipman · 17 replies
    Longmont Times-Call ^ | 3/5/2014 | Megan Quinn
    A Broomfield [Colorado]man who was rescued from his submerged car during the September floods has filed papers indicating he might sue his rescuers and first responders. Roy Ortiz was rescued by North Metro Fire Rescue District and others who responded to the scene after his car was washed off the road on Sept. 12. He says crews took too long to respond to the accident after he became trapped in his upside-down car near the intersection of U.S. 287 and Dillon Road in Lafayette. He also claims the road should have been closed, thus the accident that left him trapped...