How could 40 days of rain cover every mountain on earth?!?!


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How could 40 days of rain cover every mountain on earth?!?!

  1. 8 months ago
    Dirk

    Local flood

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      this. the flooding was local to Earth. Mountains on Mars were not covered, dummy OP.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        OP did say "on earth" though

      • 8 months ago
        Dirk

        It wasn't global

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          >the word of God is a lie
          Good job figuring it out, tripfren

          • 8 months ago
            Dirk

            Who are you quoting?

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      It wasn't global

      Why did Noah bring a couple of every animals in the Ark then? If it's a local flood they'd just repopulate from the surrounding areas far faster anyway.

      And how the fuck does this sound like a local flood to you, it's pretty self explanatory:
      Genesis 6:7 Then the Lord said, “I will wipe out mankind whom I have created from the face of the land; mankind, and animals as well, and crawling things, and the birds of the sky. For I am sorry that I have made them.”

      13 Then God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence because of them; and behold, I am about to destroy them with the earth.
      17 Now behold, I Myself am bringing the flood of water upon the earth, to destroy all flesh in which there is the breath of life, from under heaven; everything that is on the earth shall perish.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Indeed, if it was just a local flood, God would be breaking his own Covenant:

        Genesis 9:11 I establish My covenant with you; and all flesh shall never again be eliminated by the waters of a flood, nor shall there again be a flood to destroy the earth.”
        15 and I will remember My covenant, which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and never again shall the water become a flood to destroy all flesh.

        This only makes sense in the context of a uniquely destructive flood that would have destroyed every living thing were it not for Noah, because there have been plenty of catastrophic lesser floods since then

      • 8 months ago
        Dirk

        It sounds like a great flood
        You're supposing "whole earth" means globe when it objectively does not necessarily. Just read the story in it's literary context.

        He brought animals to repopulate the land just like it says. How did Noah get two of every species on a boat of the specifications described given the speciation we observe now, some millennia later? If it were a global flood there wouldn't be enough room.

        Of course scientific and practical arguments are just secondary to biblical interpretation, and in our reading of the Bible we see hyperbole, metaphor and generalization all over. Including in the flood account regarding passages we agree on.

        Indeed, if it was just a local flood, God would be breaking his own Covenant:

        Genesis 9:11 I establish My covenant with you; and all flesh shall never again be eliminated by the waters of a flood, nor shall there again be a flood to destroy the earth.”
        15 and I will remember My covenant, which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and never again shall the water become a flood to destroy all flesh.

        This only makes sense in the context of a uniquely destructive flood that would have destroyed every living thing were it not for Noah, because there have been plenty of catastrophic lesser floods since then

        Non sequitur
        It makes sense given the scale of the non global flood

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          >You're supposing "whole earth" means globe when it objectively does not necessarily.
          Let's shift the question then: did the flood affect any part of Earth in which there were no humans?

          >He brought animals to repopulate the land just like it says.
          Again, with a local flood the animals could have just repopulated from the surrounding areas so fast it'd make Noah's efforts insignificant, which is what happens after catastrophes on anything but isolated ocean islands.
          That reminds me, how would a non-global flood even kill all the birds of the land? They would just fly to dry land and then come back later. They're among the first creatures to colonize/repopulate those islands after a volcanic eruption or tsunami devastates them. The entire point of Noah's dove or whatever is that even a bird couldn't find any dry land anywhere until the waters receded.

          Also if your flood is wide enough (say, covering the whole of India for example) you'd run into an even worse problem than the global flood, how do you cover an area of that size without just flooding the entire earth? invisible walls?

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Of course scientific and practical arguments are just secondary to biblical interpretation
          What made you believe the flood talked about in the Bible was anything but global? There's absolutely no indication of it, nothing that would allow you to interpret it as local. Indeed, I don't think anyone bothered to interpret it as a local flood until the past few centuries.

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          >He brought animals to repopulate the land just like it says. How did Noah get two of every species on a boat of the specifications described given the speciation we observe now, some millennia later? If it were a global flood there wouldn't be enough room.
          The physical impossibility of it doesn't matter in regards to how you read the story unless you assume from the start that it had to have literally happened. The flood is a folktale that predates Genesis. Genesis contains other folktales that have impossible elements (talking snake in the garden, Jacob changing the color of his sheep by placing peeled branches in front of them while they drank).
          There's no reason to explain away these stories by trying to create a version that could possibly have literally happened. Doing so actually twists the stories themselves into knots until they're incomprehensible.

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          noah is a botched local version talking about preserving livestock and morals, mixed with the story of the actual flood 12kya.
          enoch was 365 years old before noahs flood, signifying that enoch was alive during the 365 day year, as opposed to the 360 day holy year from before the actual flood world altering flood. before the actual flood, the earth was colder and more compact, meaning it hadn't slowed its rotation by 1.4% yet.
          the tale of noah is just a morality story for the illiterate, while the numbers are guides for those who actually study the lore. sometimes the topics of factual world ending destruction becomes a dangerous talking point when interacting with religious fanatics and low iq retards, which is why mathematics and calendars are neatly hidden away in the ages of legendary men, anniversaries, and "lucky/bad" numbers.
          40 is a "long count" for the same reason that 20 and 40 is a constant in mayan calendars. They are the same observable astronomical counts, regardless of where on the planet you are.
          Astrology = noah retarded history
          Astronomy = enoch factual history

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Dirk poster revealed to be lacking in faith and making compromises to Noah’s Ark story.

      https://i.imgur.com/OLLWa1G.jpg

      How could 40 days of rain cover every mountain on earth?!?!

      It did.
      You just believe it, and you don’t make excuses. God said it did. The fountains of the earth were poured out for the task to be done.

      I had a dream tonight that we were all loading up in our cars including with animals somehow, don’t even remember what we were driving, including with my grandma and my parents and my dad was driving. And we were headed to Heaven, a city upon a mountaintop, up this big wide concrete cement brand new paved street that goes up to it on a giant ramp with big wide streets going up and down it. It was changing air pressure dramatically to go up it and we had to make sure a cow was doing ok before we climbed up the rest of the way and find a different cow if it wasn’t gonna make it. We were all very relaxed and just thinking about ordinary things like there was some kind of a fog that brewed in of dirt on the way up and you could see skyscrapers of the city way at the top and they were clear on a backdrop of a clear blue sky.
      There was no traffic. Very strange that it was just us going up there together. The mountain looked like it had been miraculously raised to be up there. It was completely perfect in that it was perfectly straight and flat, hardened, and razor sharp edges except for the ramp which had bar ditches with natural grasses growing on it on the sides, as if everything was raised from its natural wilderness state to be up here. The skyscrapers kinda reminded me my own city a little but when I looked to see if it actually was, they were different.
      Like a shining city upon the hill. It was free from all of earth’s problems and it was like most people didn’t see what was special about it for some reason.

  2. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    "Forty days" is just an expression frequently used to refer to a long time in the Bible.

  3. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    It was magic YHWH rain.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      this
      they were extra big holy raindrops

  4. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    You’re about 30 seconds from discovering that the whole thing is bullshit.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      nope, OP knows it's bullshit. is this some sort of coping from christards' part to overtake from the right? "nah, we know it's not literally true, and you will discover it only AFTER us"?

  5. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    How a materialistic explanation can quench your thirst for God’s glory?

    You’re asking these questions because you want to believe but you’re too distracted by rationalistic puzzles to see the wisdom behind the story

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      >wisdom behind the story
      What wisdom? Noah's story doesn't have any underlying virtue. It's just god was mad and reset the world.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        >What wisdom?
        probably "be afraid. be very afraid".

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous
  6. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >"In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
    Flood was caused by the geysers as well as the rains, which isn't that far from truth, we know for a fact that massive volcanic eruptions and cosmic catastrophies were major factors in mass extinction events.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      ONLY good post in this thread.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        >anon tries to point out how the Bible is wrong
        >anon gets a scientifically accurate answer of what the story means
        >anon prefers to argue with wrong answers and strawmen in his head instead of a correct one
        How am I supposed to treat Internet atheists seriously?

  7. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    the bible says the fountains of the deep broke open
    it wasn't just rain

  8. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    The fossil record is a flood.
    Naturalism is a flood.
    The taxonomy of animals is a flood.
    The forty day period happens out of compassion, so that the old way of living will be forgotten.

  9. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Big rain big water yeah
    *sip*

  10. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Pic unrelated, but anyone seen the new car headlights lately? Might want to take a look when driving at evening. The new ones are all the cold blue lights, while the old ones are all still the hot red ones.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
      Only faith the hot red lights. It impossible to please God without it.

  11. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    skill issue

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