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When it comes down to it, either Atlantis was a real place or it wasn’t. If it wasn’t, then the discussion is more-or-less finished. And considering that this story was passed down several times before Plato recorded it, we can assume that it has some inaccuracies.

Regardless, let’s assume for a moment that it was a real place and use a biblical framework to place it. Big-picture biblical explanations could be:

1. Atlantis was destroyed by the Flood, and we should not expect to find remnants of it.
2. Atlantis was destroyed after the Flood, and its remnants may still exist.
[Emphasis added]

Bodie Hodge, Answers in Genesis, Did Atlantis Exist? 52 Comments [3/14/2010 5:16:57 AM]
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Rustedmetal

Oi!layoff other cultures mythology , you already got the big wooden boat

3/14/2010 5:25:42 AM

Rustedmetal

Oi! layoff other cultures mythology , you already got the big wooden boat

3/14/2010 5:25:52 AM

aaa

AiG is getting crazier. There is a reason why they are laughed at by just about everyone with more than 1 neurons.

3/14/2010 5:34:48 AM

Swede

It's almost too easy...

You know which other story was also passed down several times before someone wrote it down? Yup, the Bible. Consequently, we can also assume that the Bible has some inaccuracies.


3/14/2010 5:35:52 AM

David B.

AIG's posts really ought to come with a "rimshot", * ba-dum tish *

The trouble is, you could point out the irony to them till the second coming and they wouldn't be able to see it through their Ken Ham approved "biblical glasses".


3/14/2010 5:37:14 AM

Canadiest

And the one consistant thread of the Atlantis legend is that it SANK. Isn't it more interesting the no other major cultures and legends mention a World-wide flood?

That's a point AIG always ignores

3/14/2010 5:58:39 AM



Isn't it more interesting the no other major cultures and legends mention a World-wide flood?
Including the cultures (like Egypt and China) that predate it?

3/14/2010 6:14:36 AM



"Isn't it more interesting the no other major cultures and legends mention a World-wide flood?"

Some of the Mesopotamian legends mention one. The Epic of Gilgamesh contains a flood story that the authors of the Biblical version probably based theirs off of. Of course, both of them occurred in the Fertile Crescent, in roughly the same area, so it could also be based off the same catastrophic flood.

Remember, in these times, the world outside your town was never seen, and the world outside trade routes might as well not exist.

3/14/2010 6:36:26 AM

Night Jaguar


3/14/2010 7:25:49 AM

Rebellion Dog

"...considering that this story was passed down several times before Plato recorded it..."

And your source for this amazing statement is?

3/14/2010 7:29:58 AM

Berny

Let me see if I have this right, you are using one fairy tale to justify another fairy tale and in your deluded mind this probably counts as "evidence".
The irony is that your Bible is full of stories passed down for hundreds of years before being written down but it's "inerrant" and contains no inaccuracies.
Yeah, right.

3/14/2010 7:38:59 AM



When it comes down to it, either Eden was a real place or it wasn’t. If it wasn’t, then the discussion is more-or-less finished. And considering that this story was passed down several times before it was recorded in writing, we can assume that it has some inaccuracies.

FIXED

[The remainder is therefore irrelevant.]


OOPS! Posted by Xotan


3/14/2010 7:49:50 AM

Neserit

Yo, dawg!
I heard you like fairytales! So, we put a fairytale in your fairytale, so you can fairytale while you fairytale!

3/14/2010 8:07:59 AM

John

1. Atlantis was destroyed by the Flood, and we should not expect to find remnants of it.
2. Atlantis was destroyed after the Flood, and its remnants may still exist.


You forgot:

3. There was no Flood - it's just a bronze-age myth.
4. There was no Atlantis - it's just a bronze-age myth.

3/14/2010 8:09:34 AM

Arnold Facepalmer


When it comes down to it, either Jesus was a real savior or he wasn’t. If he wasn’t, then the discussion is more-or-less finished. And considering that this story was passed down several times before recorded in the Bible, we can assume that it has some inaccuracies.


Fixed it.

3/14/2010 8:11:30 AM

Smilodon

So, you ARE prone to believing in fairy tales, not that that comes as a surprise.

3/14/2010 9:09:03 AM

Norman

Me thinks AiG needs its own Indiana Jones at this stage.

3/14/2010 9:50:26 AM

TGRwulf

So Noah's flood is what sank Atlantis?

Um, is it just me, or are these guys getting even crazier?

3/14/2010 9:54:12 AM

Sisyphus

I wish I could be that oblivious to irony.

3/14/2010 10:06:46 AM

Tyler


3/14/2010 10:22:32 AM

Papabear

"When it comes down to it, either Atlantis was a real place or it wasn’t. If it wasn’t, then the discussion is more-or-less finished. And considering that this story was passed down several times before Plato recorded it, we can assume that it has some inaccuracies."

But, then, the same is true for the Bible, eh?

3/14/2010 10:42:06 AM



Not your mythology and Plato probably made it up to make a point.

As for your flood, we have tons of evidence that say it didn't happen (like a continuous record of tree rings that date from before YEC's even think the world existed) and we have tons of evidence of what the world was like before humans even existed (fossils, layers sediment and pollen in the Earth). Why must you take the Bible at face value? It's a far more useful guide for how to live your life if you take most of it as a series of metaphors and Aesops.

3/14/2010 10:56:22 AM



Okay, what I don't get is why being destroyed in the Flood should leave it with no remnants whatsoever.

3/14/2010 11:27:34 AM

anky

Now, to be fair, Atlantis probably existed. My proof for this is that Atlantis is awesome and awesome things usually exist.

3/14/2010 11:47:10 AM

Mister J

You mean that cultures that grew up around river deltas that annually flooded all have myths where a massive flood happened? Quelle suprise!

3/14/2010 11:52:07 AM
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