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    A 3,700-Year-Old Meteor Could Explain This Old Bible Story

    A 3,700-Year-Old Meteor Could Explain This Old Bible Story

    A meteor that exploded in the air near the Dead Sea 3,700 years ago may have wiped out communities, killed tens of thousands of people, and provided the kernel of truth to an old Bible story.
    The story of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Interesting read.


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    Re: A 3,700-Year-Old Meteor Could Explain This Old Bible Story

    So many of the old testament stories are indeed born out of real world events. They're always interesting as hell.
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    Re: A 3,700-Year-Old Meteor Could Explain This Old Bible Story

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
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    The story of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Interesting read.
    Great find. Thanks for the link.

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    Re: A 3,700-Year-Old Meteor Could Explain This Old Bible Story

    Quote Originally Posted by Chomsky View Post
    So many of the old testament stories are indeed born out of real world events. They're always interesting as hell.
    I find their conclusion interesting. "We've found evidence that events recorded in the Bible actually happened, proving that the Bible is wrong!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    I find their conclusion interesting. "We've found evidence that events recorded in the Bible actually happened, proving that the Bible is wrong!"
    Which are you more likely to believe: that the meteor was a random event or that God took out an entire region, innocent men, women and children alike, because there were some people who didn't fit Abraham's religious beliefs?

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    Re: A 3,700-Year-Old Meteor Could Explain This Old Bible Story

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    I find their conclusion interesting. "We've found evidence that events recorded in the Bible actually happened, proving that the Bible is wrong!"
    You mean to say

    That when people today say "God did it" when it comes to weather, earthquakes, meteors etc, they are right. Just like the Bible with Sodom and Gomorrah.
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    Re: A 3,700-Year-Old Meteor Could Explain This Old Bible Story

    Quote Originally Posted by Rising Sun View Post
    Which are you more likely to believe: that the meteor was a random event or that God took out an entire region, innocent men, women and children alike, because there were some people who didn't fit Abraham's religious beliefs?
    Well God is supposed to have created a flood that lasted 40 days and 40 nights to wipe out everyone but those on the ark. So god killing a couple of towns would be mild in comparison
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    Re: A 3,700-Year-Old Meteor Could Explain This Old Bible Story

    Quote Originally Posted by Rising Sun View Post
    Which are you more likely to believe: that the meteor was a random event or that God took out an entire region, innocent men, women and children alike, because there were some people who didn't fit Abraham's religious beliefs?
    that's not the question, though, is it.

    Bible says an event occurred. Evidence for an event occurring that looks pretty much like that arises. Somehow, this is taken as evidence the Bible is wrong?

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    Re: A 3,700-Year-Old Meteor Could Explain This Old Bible Story

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    that's not the question, though, is it.

    Bible says an event occurred. Evidence for an event occurring that looks pretty much like that arises. Somehow, this is taken as evidence the Bible is wrong?

    "And then, your honor, I saw a red car cross the median"

    "AHA! but we have video footage of a red car crossing the median at about that time, proving you incorrect!!!"


    No where else would this logic be anything other than ridiculed.

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    Maybe they just mean the magical explanation given for the event is wrong?

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    Re: A 3,700-Year-Old Meteor Could Explain This Old Bible Story

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Well God is supposed to have created a flood that lasted 40 days and 40 nights to wipe out everyone but those on the ark. So god killing a couple of towns would be mild in comparison
    According to who? Ancient desert nomads who passed the story around the campfires for 2500 years before Moses wrote it down?

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