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As far as the fact that some written traditions may be older than the time of Moses, I ask - so what? The events in question (the creation account and the Flood) happened at one point in history, no matter when the records were written down. The first report is not always the most accurate. For example, I seem to remember seeing in history books that when Harry Truman was re-elected, one newspaper (which he showed to the press) declared in large print "Dewey defeats Truman." Would future generations studying the 20th Century (should other records be lost) be correct in assuming that this is what happened, simply because it was written down first? Of course not. The editors of the publication in question likely had their own ideals and agenda (likely they were Dewey supporters). The same is true with those who wrote down the Babylonian Epic and other ancient myths - they had an agenda of values and ideals that are important to their society which they wanted to blend in to the somewhat mist-transmitted flood account which had been passed down orally among their people.

thargett, Rapture Ready 7 Comments [11/1/2002 12:00:00 AM]
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Irreal

And yet no one thought to mention that they'd been wiped out by a global flood.
Must have been a busy news day!

3/20/2008 3:40:10 AM

Canadiest

No Major culture recorded the world flood or even one that covered their part of the world. It never happened. It's a Sumerian legend blown way out of proportian when rewritten.

Grown ups should know better

3/21/2008 2:20:01 PM



@Canadiest. Really? I thought the "Wipe out the world/vast region save for a select few" was an archatype or something.

3/21/2008 4:20:52 PM

Freboy

...and the christian chroniclers had no such agenda?

3/21/2008 5:08:37 PM

Professor von SCIENCE!

@#440131 Well, mostly around the middle east but there are flood elements in other cultures but nothing to important to the dogma as this.

7/3/2013 7:54:50 AM

Anon-e-moose

"Would future generations studying the 20th Century (should other records be lost) be correct in assuming that this is what happened, simply because it was written down first? Of course not."

...therefore you lot are going to drop the whole 'The "Global Flood" happened!' bullshit in future, amirite? Least of all the matter of one Noah and his ship far bigger than the Jahre Viking, as it would've had to be huge to contain at least two of all existing species, because otherwise your own agenda of values and ideals that are important to your society would just disappear like mist, along with the rest of your 'beliefs'.

Amirite?!

Not taking into account the recoded histories of ancient Egypt & China, that is Which have absolutely no mention of a cataclysmic, civilisation-destroying 'Flood', seeing as they are proven to have existed before and after. Certainly during said so-called 'Flood'.

Moral: Don't base your whole doctrine of 'beliefs' on earlier legends & mythologies; least of all assimilate existing, earlier cultural festivals and claim them as your own. You know what your 'moral' 10 Commandments say about Stealing. Don't you? And you wouldn't want to be without Christmas or Easter would you, seeing as they are actually the Pagan Winter Solstice & Eostre Festivals...!

7/3/2013 11:39:04 AM

Swede

Actually, you're the ones doing the mistake of trusting one single report. We are checking for different sources from different parts of the world, for evidence in the bedrock, in nature, in the fossil records. When most of those different sources concur, then we accept that something did indeed happen. We have not been able to corroborate the Flood myth in this way, therefore we do not accept that it actually has happened.

7/4/2013 10:06:59 PM
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