See but in many of those ancient myths it's suggested that God exists / existed along side man... there's also stories of 'giants' in ancient times (Gen 6, David vs Goliath), but there's not really any evidence of that being true either.And what about the warnings to people that DONT come true, those tend to be quite a bit more numerous.
That's a tough call... and (assuming truth) it depends on the nature of the flood, the nature of god in these myths, and a number of other factors.Again, not unusual for a flood.
What you describe happens regardless of where a flood happens so I'd say the bolded is much more likely.
Ok, but where did the water GO after the flood? Did it magically disappear?
It really boils down to faith... you're either going to believe or you're not...
No, I get that, I mean, if it was water coming in from outer space it would be ice and therefore solid enough to destroy everything... but for the sake of argument let's say the flood came from technological means, there's a few different ways I could conceive the accomplishment... where did it go?? Well, the oceans hold ALOT of water... and since we're talking somewhere between 6-11000 years ago, can we say definitively that the oceans were the same levels then prior to this flood??One thing you have to consider is that if you did add that much water to earth through some outside means, you'd essentially destroy Earth about fifty different ways. And I dont mean like "Oops, I killed a few plants." I mean like dead dead, all life wiped out, not even bacteria left.
Oh, do we really??? At best we got a good idea about when these stories were WRITTEN, when these stories actually happened is speculative at best.We know where the oceans sat and we know the technology level of when the flood is reputed to have happened.
Naturally any evidence is under the ocean...If that's true, I'm going to want to see some evidence of it.
Ya... that is a comfort... it's hard to verbalize why it's a comfort, but I do find comfort in that.That's comforting? What makes you think your energy will remain intact when you die and wont dissipate to thousands of other things?
As for the rest, there's no real way to conclusively PROVE what's gone on, but I do think of the old testament as something of a history of humans pre-history.... though I'm sure that there's lots that's been lost in translation, is metaphor, etc...