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The story of Noah' s Ark - or - God is dumber than you.
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RE: The story of Noah' s Ark - or - God is dumber than you.
(September 19, 2021 at 2:18 pm)Ten Wrote:
(September 19, 2021 at 2:06 pm)Ahriman Wrote: It's an allegory, has nothing to do with real life, was never intended to be taken literally.

Yeah, see? ^^^

Half the time, you put all this work in with arguments only to get back, "No duh." At least with the Noah story.
Not sure what you're getting at here. It really is an allegory, so all the in-depth analysis and "look how impractical this is" shit doesn't work with this story.
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#12
RE: The story of Noah' s Ark - or - God is dumber than you.
Tell that to Creationists  Hehe
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RE: The story of Noah' s Ark - or - God is dumber than you.
(September 19, 2021 at 2:08 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote:
(September 19, 2021 at 2:06 pm)Ahriman Wrote: It's an allegory, has nothing to do with real life, was never intended to be taken literally.

Allegories are pretty cool, but I always get them confused with crocodiles.

Boru

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RE: The story of Noah' s Ark - or - God is dumber than you.
(September 19, 2021 at 2:31 pm)Ahriman Wrote:
(September 19, 2021 at 2:18 pm)Ten Wrote: Yeah, see? ^^^

Half the time, you put all this work in with arguments only to get back, "No duh." At least with the Noah story.
Not sure what you're getting at here. It really is an allegory, so all the in-depth analysis and "look how impractical this is" shit doesn't work with this story.

Absolutely and certainly wasn't.  Deluge beliefs are and have always been common the world over.  No one wrote it as an allegory.  They thought it really happened. It's not now nor has it ever been some smart story with a hidden meaning. It is and always was an ignorant superstition about things that never were and could never be.

Here's what I'm guessing, though. You being wrong about it being allegory won't matter to you anymore than the story being wrong about a silly flood ever mattered to the faithful.
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Am I really supposed to consider the opinions of someone I disagree with, just as valid as my own opinions?
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#16
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(September 19, 2021 at 4:02 pm)Ahriman Wrote: Am I really supposed to consider the opinions of someone I disagree with, just as valid as my own opinions?

It could only help you.

Boru
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#17
RE: The story of Noah' s Ark - or - God is dumber than you.
(September 19, 2021 at 2:06 pm)Ahriman Wrote: It's an allegory, has nothing to do with real life, was never intended to be taken literally.

If it's just allegory, then Noah's covenant with God never happened and we only have allegorical permission to eat meat. Are you a vegan?
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Does this mean that a rainbow isn't really a sign from gawd?
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I like the separate dinosaur cages. God knew exactly what he was doing!
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RE: The story of Noah' s Ark - or - God is dumber than you.
(September 19, 2021 at 8:29 pm)arewethereyet Wrote: Does this mean that a rainbow isn't really a sign from gawd?

I saw a vintage 1980' s pair of rainbow suspenders ala Mork from Ork at a garage sale the other day.

I did not buy them in tribute to the late great Robin Williams - as these days they would get me way too many offers from gay men- and I would be forced into saying such ridiculous things as "nanu-nanu" and "shazbaat"....
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