Except that the flood is hardly the end of the Epic of Gilgamesh.
7/22/2010 4:44:30 PM
Noah wasn't one of the characters in the Epic of Gilgamesh. So sorry, your book lied about that.
7/22/2010 6:18:00 PM
You mean that there is a tablet saying:
" It is raining a lot! The water is getting higher. I am on my roof now. A huge boat carrying a load of strange animals just sailed past. the water is now up to my neck. Help me, I am drow...." ?
7/22/2010 7:35:37 PM
LMAO! Magus really should read the Epic of Gilgamesh for himself. If not the whole thing (it might be too long for his brain to handle, after all), then at least the part where he sends out the birds to look for dry land. :p
7/22/2010 8:07:47 PM
Here may be found
the last words of Joseph of Arimathea:
"He who is valiant and pure of spirit
may find the Holy Grail
in the Castle of Aaargh."
7/22/2010 9:28:28 PM
Um, the Babylons wrote on a tablet describing the flood of Noah.
Firstly; I think you meant "Babylonians", secondly; I would be very skeptical about excepting meteorological data from a someone who thought sacrificing virgins would convince the gods to make more rain.
Thirdly; blame it on my limited imagination, but I find it rather hard to picture that Babylonian guy, in his toga, hastily chiseling away at the tablet as water slowly rises around his ankles, "I gotta finish this man, Magus55 is waiting for this information in the 21st century, C'MOOON... JUST... ONE MORE... WOR *glug, glug, glug*."
And lastly; fuck you for your ignorance, fuck you where it hurts.
7/24/2010 4:58:51 AM
A tablet? Something which has a surface of soft, damp clay? Then how come the writing wasn't washed away by all that water, before the clay could dry?
Oh, silly me. Obviously God wanted it to survive, so we would know that the Deluge actually happened. I'm sure that was easier for him to do than to just let the falling waters leave a global sedimentary level containing the skeletons of all the drowned people and animals.
7/24/2010 6:29:39 AM
"I'm drowning, glub, dead"
You'd buy that, wouldn't you? Good, I got four to sell you
7/24/2010 7:38:04 AM
"Um, the Babylons wrote on a tablet describing the flood of Noah. I'm very sure that they could have written down the flood as it was happening up until the writer was killed, and the tablet remains as one of the few relics left over before the flood."
O RLY? Then riddle me this: If the ancient Chinese were such sticklers for record-keeping, then why is there no such reference in all their recorded history, of a 'Flood'?
You'd think that such a cataclysmic event would've been noted down by at least one
court mandarin, at least.
But then, someone once said:
"Our earth is degenerate in these latter days. There are signs that the world is speedily coming to an end. Bribery and corruption are common, Children no longer obey their parents. Every man wants to write a book, and the end of the world evidently is approaching."
-Text from an Assyrian tablet, circa 2800 BCE
It's now 2010. There's still bribery & corruption, kids are lairy towards their mums & dads (PROTIP: it's called Puberty
), there's plenty of people writing - fiction, non-fiction, biographies, you name it; literature is in rude health. No 'End of the world' as far as I can tell. Therfore Magus55 & your claims...:
7/24/2010 9:50:53 AM
Magus's days of fail have come back to haunt him.
7/24/2010 1:12:09 PM
That shit you're smoking must be $500 an ounce.
2/10/2012 6:37:15 AM
"And as the waters rose there came to pass a boat so huge it filled the sky, upon which a zebra, a lion, a wildebeest and a T Rex could be seen laughing and singing and eating cheese sandwiches, while the stupid bastard with the beard who was driving left me here to drow...glug glug glug."
If that isn't what it says on your tablet, please fuck off. "It's raining a lot" doesn't count.
2/10/2012 10:04:30 AM