Floods

Discussion in 'Earth Science' started by timojin, Sep 28, 2017.

  1. Gawdzilla Sama Registered Senior Member

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    Forthright question: Do you think the Noachian Flood actually happened?
     
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  3. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    Yes
    That being said
    One must ask one's self ---why were the tellers of the story(ies) telling the story(ies).
    And
    How much of the story(ies) were altered to fulfill the agendas of the tellers?
     
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  5. Gawdzilla Sama Registered Senior Member

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    All life on Earth was destroyed by a flood that covered Mt. Everest, is that right?
    I don't really care about that.

    Timojin, you owe me an answer.
     
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  7. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    Apparently you do not understand what the meaning of the "world" was then and the "world " of present .
    Prior Columbus made made his trip to this continent , the world was smaller ,
     
  8. origin Trump is the best argument against a democracy. Valued Senior Member

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    So I guess the next question would be do you think this "smaller world" was completely covered in water in a flood?
     
  9. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    No.
     
  10. Gawdzilla Sama Registered Senior Member

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    Evasive response noted.
     
  11. Gawdzilla Sama Registered Senior Member

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    Why bother, he doesn't answer questions because he doesn't have answers.
     
  12. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    The smaller world in my case is Iraq, Syria , Saudi to make more precise the Sumerian world
     
  13. Gawdzilla Sama Registered Senior Member

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    Why don't you answer my question? (Reply will be along the lines of "which one.")
     
  14. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    Hmmm
    You would separate the story from the bard? The song from the singer, the symphony from the composer?

    ...................If your goal is to get at the truth of the matter:
    How, exactly, would you do this?
     
  15. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    So that area was covered in water - completely, mountains and all - without affecting the rest of the planet?
     
  16. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    planet
    Funny funny. If the Sumerian or Hebrews would not have written down you would not know any thing .
     
  17. Gawdzilla Sama Registered Senior Member

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    You continue to refuse to provide coherent replies.
     
  18. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    That copout doesn't work. God's plan was to destroy everything that lived, "both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air" (Genesis 6:7). The Sumerian concept of the earth doesn't enter into it. The rest of the word was there whether the Sumerians knew about it or not, and there were beasts and creeping things on it and fowls in its air - and humans too. God would have known that He had to kill them too, even if the Sumerians didn't.

    So I'm sorry but yes, the Flood did need to cover the whole earth as WE now know it.
     
  19. Gawdzilla Sama Registered Senior Member

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    The wild quibble is a timorous bird, isn't it?
     
  20. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    Utnapishtim

    Time for a nap?
     
  21. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    Or
    Atrahasis?
     
  22. Hipparchia Registered Senior Member

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    They seem coherent to me. timojin appears to be saying the following:
    • There was a major flood in the ME several millenia ago
    • The impact of this flood was so great that it was retained in oral memory and eventually written down
    • By that time it had acquired details and exagerations that obscured most of the facts, other than the central one that there was such a flood
    • Perhaps the flooding of the Gulf was what initiated this tale that then became a myth
    I think he may also be saying that your questions reveal you already understand this and are just playing dumb, though I suppose there is an alternative explanation.

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  23. Gawdzilla Sama Registered Senior Member

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    His reluctance to make clear statements of what he believes is indicative of many issues with his beliefs.
     

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