s2dbaker
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January 23rd, 2014 at 1:23:34 PM permalink
Quote: AcesAndEights

I'm not interested in playing devil's advocate and pretending to defend creationism. I suggest you forward your questions to Mr. Nye for inclusion in the debate :).

Mr. Nye is more than capable of making these fools look foolish without my help.
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January 23rd, 2014 at 2:04:09 PM permalink
https://noahsarkwaterpark.com/

Noah's water park.
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January 23rd, 2014 at 2:32:07 PM permalink
Sigh...if you notice the address of the "creation museum" it's Bullittsburg Church Rd Petersberg, KY. At first glance I though it read "Bullshit Church Rd"...this would be closer to the truth. :)
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January 23rd, 2014 at 3:47:49 PM permalink
Noah's Arcade



Nareed
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January 29th, 2014 at 4:39:45 PM permalink
Quote: paisiello

I would be curious to know how, after the Ark landed on Mt. Ararat, the marsupials migrated en masse to Australia? Surely some would have stopped along the route, to leave a few fossils here or there, maybe in India for example.



That's a good point. In the second place, it would take any animal a very long while to migrate to a distant part of the world, especially one seaprated from the nearest land by miles and miles of deep blue ocean. Therefore logically there should be some fossils of Australian amrsupials en-route from the Middle East to the Pacific Ocean.

But in the first place, if these people were opened to factual evidence, they woulnd't believe in nonsense like creationsim.
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Nareed
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January 29th, 2014 at 4:45:52 PM permalink
Quote: AcesAndEights

My current beliefs are pretty much agnostic but I hang around a lot of scientist types (my fiance has a masters in Molecular and Cellular Biology). So they get outraged a lot about this stuff.



Kind of like people here get all worked up over, say, "systems"?

But it is important, to a point. Sciences rest on one or two overarching theories. Geology depends on plate tectonics, for example. Physics on Relativity and Quantum Mechanics. Biology rests upon Evolution.
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January 29th, 2014 at 5:48:45 PM permalink
I'm sorry I haven't been posting that much lately. This is an interesting topic because I agree with folks like Nareed and even s2dbaker on this one. There are many ancient stories and archaeological evidence of great floods that occurred in many different cultures. There is no reason to doubt that the story of Noah revolves around one such flood. The truth and sacredness of the message of the story remain intact even through the figurative language used to describe a worldwide flood or an ark big enough to hold all the animals of the world and feed them for 40 days. The Biblical truth of the story (remember the Bible is a book of faith, not science) remains: sin is like a destructive flood that can wipe out entire communities and our salvation lies in trusting in God and living justly like Noah.

Interestingly Christians in the New Testament interpret this story completely figuratively comparing the flood to the waters of Baptism that but an end to sin and a new beginning to goodness.
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January 29th, 2014 at 8:43:30 PM permalink
Quote: FrGamble

I'm sorry I haven't been posting that much lately. This is an interesting topic because I agree with folks like Nareed and even s2dbaker on this one. There are many ancient stories and archaeological evidence of great floods that occurred in many different cultures. There is no reason to doubt that the story of Noah revolves around one such flood. The truth and sacredness of the message of the story remain intact even through the figurative language used to describe a worldwide flood or an ark big enough to hold all the animals of the world and feed them for 40 days. The Biblical truth of the story (remember the Bible is a book of faith, not science) remains: sin is like a destructive flood that can wipe out entire communities and our salvation lies in trusting in God and living justly like Noah.

Interestingly Christians in the New Testament interpret this story completely figuratively comparing the flood to the waters of Baptism that but an end to sin and a new beginning to goodness.

Why dose god only want stupid people in heaven? Studies show the smarter you are the the less likely you believe in god.

Why is god so tricky?

Why dose god let innocent babies get raped and killed?

We need to quit asking how god got all the dinosaurs on the ark. He is god, remember he can do anything. He shrunk them all down into specks of dust. Of course, He had Noah build a ship instead of a space craft just for kicks.
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Nareed
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January 29th, 2014 at 9:19:40 PM permalink
Quote: FrGamble

This is an interesting topic because I agree with folks like Nareed [..]



Quick! Someone get down into Hell and check the weather! ;) (*)

Quote:

There are many ancient stories and archaeological evidence of great floods that occurred in many different cultures. There is no reason to doubt that the story of Noah revolves around one such flood.



Maybe. Maybe it was all made up just to "explain" the existence of rainbows. This seems flippant, but it's hardly the only theological connection to water droplets scattering the Sun's spectra. In Norse mythology, the rainbow is the bridge that connects the world to Asgard.


(*) Ok, that was a bit of an exaggeration. I do know the common belief is that parts of Hell are already frozen.
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February 1st, 2014 at 2:49:05 PM permalink
Skeptic Magazine just did a very interesting article about the "flood." I always believed that all societies had some kind of flood myth because at some time or other a giant flood leveled their area. These flood myths then became the story of The Flood of the bible.

Not so.

This article shows there are plenty of societies that have no inkling of a flood myth. As an aside, I highly recommend this magazine.

Frank Scoblete, author of "Confessions of a Wayward Catholic"

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