We can trace the cultural psychology of a flood myth. Again, water is seen as a purifying element in MANY cultures across the world and a flood is an extremely destructive event.But really, it would take too long to go through all the examples and peg them to the regions of the world that were impacted... and since it's all based on stories that originate from probably before there was anyone writing these stories down... and so there's no real way to 'prove' any of it in any conclusive fashion.
Technically, we arent really supposed to live past 40. We reach our physical and sexual prime around 15-17 and by 30, our bodies start to decline.Actually, one piece that caught my eye just before the flood was God telling Noah that he would not remain on the earth forever, and that a man is meant to live to 120 years. The thing is that there's research going on with a genetic explanation of why you never really see anyone live past 120... and that's because something happens on the genetic level and once you reach 120 years that it's the limit. That is, until the technology comes about to repair this damage, meaning that you could extend a persons life...
Actually there are plenty of things in the bible that are incompatible with a modern understanding of science. The story of a global flood is one, there is no physical evidence for a global flood.Which is the one point that I will make, is that there isn't really anything in the bible that is specifically contrary to what we've since learned with science... and while I don't believe the stories to be literally true, I do strongly believe that there is more truth to those stories then we might readily accept.
It takes A LOT longer than a human lifetime to completely melt a polar ice-cap.Actually, some of the northern european and inuit flood myths include descriptions of god melting the northern ice caps... which wouldn't necessarily mean the whole north pole, but as far as they could see...
Also, a melting of the polar ice-cap would have shut down the thermohaline cycle of the oceans and brought with it a new ice age. I dont recall seeing that in the bible.
Erm...no. We have evidence of human hunter-gatherer societies in Egypt back to about 30,000 BC. The Great Pyramid at Giza was built roughly 2,600 BC. That's hardly the blink of an eye.Right, but there are also many 'anomalies' on the earth that seem to defy what we know about our capabilities throughout history... for example, we are taught that mankind went from hunter gathering societies to master pyramid builders in essentially a blink of an eye
Again, not true.and EVEN WITH today's technology, we'd be hard pressed to recreate this
It's amazing what you can do with a dedicated labor force.also, it's said that they were built within 22 years... and engineers have estimated that this would have required over a million workers per **** working non-stop for those 22 years... AND that doesn't include getting the blocks from the quarries some distance away.
Moai are not built, they were carved from a hillside.Or, easter island would be an anomaly because at the time they were supposedly built the people hadn't started writing, which was is viewed as a pre-requisite to intricate construction...
Actually people have managed to recreate the Nazca Lines with relatively little difficultyThen the Nasca(sp?) lines... and there are others as well...
Hall of Maat - Grounding the Nasca Balloon
What YOU know of history definitely isn't accurate. I can see how that might lead to a flawed interpretation.I'm just saying that what we KNOW about our history may not be accurate...
The Orion Correlation Theory is not accepted as a valid theory by the archeological or astronomical communities.Look, I don't know what you expect about 'evidence'... but an example of 'evidence' would be that the sphinx was built to align with specific markers, however, with the timeline we're told some 6000 years ago, with the logic going into the design the sphinx should be a Bull... but if you go back to 11000 years and adjust for the earths wobble, then you get the proper alignment with LEO the lion.
I have no problem with faith. But if you try to claim that something you BELIEVE happened actually happened then I want to see proof of it.That's the best type of 'proof' you might find... so, it again boils down to a matter of faith.
I have very strong religious beliefs and I trust the gods unto death. But I dont expect anyone to take any claims I make about the gods as fact. I believe these things to be true but I do not advance them as irrefutable fact.
That is generally the hallmark of a bad idea.There's no way to prove this all either... it doesn't make it false.
It tells me nothing of the sort.The point is that even if the 'events' are untrue but are just stories, well... the stories illustrate univeral truths that go beyond the simple matter of whether god actual exists and the actual state that god exists in... I mean whether god is spiritual, energy, or physical being