Noah's Ark

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Keith Raye's picture
There so many fallacies in

There so many fallacies in the flood story that even a child could rip it apart. Provided the child is allowed to think freely, of course.

Sirkenstien's picture
it would have had to rain

it would have had to rain 8700 inches per day for 40 days straight to cover the entire earth in water.

Cognostic's picture
1. The largest wooden boats

1. The largest wooden boats were 350 feet and they were not seaworthy. No boat made of wood as big as the ark would have held up fully loaded at sea/

2. The ark was at sea for 150 days. Pretending that Noah got the animals on board, what in the hell did he feed them. In a zoo an elephant eats 6 to 7 bales of hay each day and a zoo, 10 – 18 pounds, or 4.5 to 8 kg, of grain a day. Multiply that by 150 and then tell me where the Koala's were kept. It's a stupid story.

3. Sloths and penguins, can't travel overland very well. Who did Noah send to pick them up? And how many eucalyptus trees did he bring along for the Koalas? (That's all they eat.) And we aren't onto the picky eating habits of the pandas yet. I can see Noah's face now. "They eat what?"

4. We have a problem with climate control. Many species require special climates and will die if they are removed from those climates. How were all the cages acclimatized for the animals?

5. If only 15764 animals were aboard the Ark, in seven days, (Gen 7. 4~10) one animal must have been loaded every 38 seconds, without letup.

6. Many animals eat meat... How many dead animal carcass were towed into the ark? Or did Noah just feed the meat eaters the babies of the non-meat eaters? All the animals were adult and capable of reproduction according to the Bible. "Breeding Pairs."

7, Except for all the clean animals where were brought into the ark by 7s. Else-wise, what would Noah have to sacrifice.

8. Should we move to where in the hell did all the water come from? Naw ... that's just too obvious.
The sky opened up of course. BS! A canopy of any significant thickness would have blocked a great deal of light, lowering the temperature of the earth and sending us into an ice age before the flood. Snow = not rain.

9. That's a whole lot of manure for a small family to tote around every day.

10. The fumes inside the ark would kill everything.

This list is actually unending;

Sky Pilot's picture
The Noah ark story is a war

The Noah ark story is a war story that's probably about the Egyptian invasion of the Levant. In the Bible the word "flood" is a metaphor for war. The story uses common war metaphors, such as dove, raven, olive branch.

2 Kings 21:16 2 Kings 21:16 (CJB) = "Moreover, M’nasheh shed so much innocent blood that he flooded Yerushalayim from one end to the other — this in addition to his sin through which he caused Y’hudah to sin by doing what is evil from Adonai’s perspective."

2 Kings 24:4 (CJB) = "and also because of the innocent blood he had shed — for he had flooded Yerushalayim with innocent blood, and Adonai was unwilling to forgive."

Job 20:28 (ERV) = "His house and everything in it will be carried away in the flood of God’s anger.:

Job 24:14 (ERV) = “You say, ‘Evil people are taken away like things carried away in a flood. The land they own is cursed, so no one goes to work in their vineyards."

Job 27:20 (ERV) = "Terrible fears will come over them like a flood, like a storm in the night that blows everything away."

Psalm 18:4 (NKJV) = "The pangs of death surrounded me, And the floods of ungodliness made me afraid."

Psalm 32:6 (ERV) = "That is why your loyal followers pray to you while there is still time. Then when trouble rises like a flood, it will not reach them."

Psalm 88:16 (ERV) = "Your anger covers me like a flood. Your attacks are killing me."

Psalm 88:17 (CJB) = "They surge around me all day like a flood, from all sides they close in on me."

Psalm 98:8 (CJB) = "Let the floods clap their hands; let the mountains sing together for joy"

Psalm 124:4 (ERV) = "Their armies would have been like a flood washing over us, like a river drowning us."

Proverbs 19:13 (ERV) = "A foolish son brings a flood of troubles to his father, and a complaining wife is like the constant dripping of water."

Isaiah 8:6-8 (CEB) = "6 Since this people has rejected the waters of Shiloah that flow gently, and instead rejoices over[a] Rezin and Remaliah’s son— 7 therefore, look, the Lord is raising up against them the powerful floodwaters of the Euphrates, the king of Assyria and all his glory. It will rise up over all its channels, overflowing all its banks, 8 and sweep into Judah, flooding, overflowing, and reaching up to the neck. But God is with us;[b] the span of his wings will cover the width of the land."

Isaiah 28:2 (CJB) = "Adonai has someone strong and powerful. He comes like a hailstorm, a destructive tempest, like a flood of water, rushing, overwhelming; with his hand he hurls them to the ground."

Isaiah 59:19 (NKJV) = "So shall they fear The name of the Lord from the west, And His glory from the rising of the sun; When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him."

Jeremiah 46:7-8 (NJKV) = 7 “Who is this coming up like a flood, Whose waters move like the rivers?
8 Egypt rises up like a flood, And its waters move like the rivers; And he says, ‘I will go up and cover the earth, I will destroy the city and its inhabitants."

Ezekiel 23:8 (CJB) = "She did not give up the whoring she had begun in Egypt, where men had sex with her, fondled her virgin nipples and flooded her with their fornication."

Daniel 9:26 (ERV) = "After the 62 weeks, the chosen one will be killed. He will be gone. Then the people of the future leader will destroy the city and the holy place. That end will come like a flood. War will continue until the end. God has ordered that place to be completely destroyed."

Daniel 11:10 (CJB) = "His sons will rouse themselves to muster a large and powerful army, which will advance like a flood passing through. In another campaign, it will march on the enemy stronghold."

Daniel 11:40 (ERV) = “At the time of the end, the southern king will fight a battle against the northern king. The northern king will attack him with chariots and soldiers on horses and many large ships. The northern king will rush through the land like a flood."

Nahum 1:8 (ERV) = "But he will completely destroy his enemies. He will wash them away like a flood and chase them into the darkness."

Nahum 2:6 (ERV) = "But the gates by the rivers are open, and the enemy comes flooding in and destroys the king’s palace."

Acts 17:16 (CEB) = "While Paul waited for them in Athens, he was deeply distressed to find that the city was flooded with idols."

Sirach 21:13 (CEB) = "The knowledge of the wise will increase like a flood, and their counsel is like a stream of life."

And don't forget that the civilizations that surrounded Adam & Eve in the Garden of Eden existed after Noah's flood without any significant damage.


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