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The story of Noah' s Ark - or - God is dumber than you.
#71
RE: The story of Noah' s Ark - or - God is dumber than you.
Depending on books in the cobbled together versions of the NT, you get different accounts of the saving of animals numbers. But you also get different accounts as to how many humans, regarding Noah's family, as the various versions claim, ended up surviving the alleged flood that the book claims. 

But just taking into account the very small range in various claims of how many of Noah's family survived, it would still be a tiny genetic gene pool regardless.
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#72
RE: The story of Noah' s Ark - or - God is dumber than you.
(September 24, 2021 at 12:42 pm)ronedee Wrote: It's comical how atheists acknowledge scripture & God, with their reasoning (like the devil tempting Jesus in the desert). So, IF you don't believe in God, why entertain any "scenarios" bible or otherwise?

Maybe because Christians want to teach it in public schools as history.

(September 24, 2021 at 12:42 pm)ronedee Wrote: Just laugh it off, and talk about atheist "things"!

And why don't you go and do the Christian stuff, like give all your money and possessions to the poor, and live in the streets or nature as God provides for all your needs like he does for birds? Let me guess: you don't have enough faith in Jesus.
teachings of the Bible are so muddled and self-contradictory that it was possible for Christians to happily burn heretics alive for five long centuries. It was even possible for the most venerated patriarchs of the Church, like St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas, to conclude that heretics should be tortured (Augustine) or killed outright (Aquinas). Martin Luther and John Calvin advocated the wholesale murder of heretics, apostates, Jews, and witches. - Sam Harris, "Letter To A Christian Nation"
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#73
RE: The story of Noah' s Ark - or - God is dumber than you.
(September 24, 2021 at 12:42 pm)ronedee Wrote: It's comical how atheists acknowledge scripture & God, with their reasoning (like the devil tempting Jesus in the desert). So, IF you don't believe in God, why entertain any "scenarios" bible or otherwise?

Because believers of your fucking dead-rabbi-on-a-stick religion are interfering with the rights of non-believers.  The moment that ceases -- no prayers in secular spaces, no religious lobbying to interfere with women's reproductive health or LGBTQ rights, no religious exemptions for things that affect other people -- I'll consider doing something else.  Till then, game on!
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#74
RE: The story of Noah' s Ark - or - God is dumber than you.
(September 24, 2021 at 12:42 pm)ronedee Wrote:
(September 19, 2021 at 12:59 pm)onlinebiker Wrote: Noone who believes the story of Noah' ark understands logistics.

Here's why.

God' s problem -  too many "wicked people".

So - he enlists an old guy and his kids to build this really, really big boat out of wood. With nothing but hand tools. Bear in mind it would take days just to fell one tree and saw it into planks or beams. It would take many, many years to cut this wood - and they will need a place to cure the wood - so a building to put it in.... When they finally get all the wood cut, stored and cured - they get to lay the keel of the boat. But first - you need to build a building in which to build the boat. You can' t take years building a boat out in the weather. The wood would begin to rot before your boat was completed.

In the meantime - you have to go start collecting the animals and a habit big enough to house them. You can' t simply stick them in the boat. Their waste would rot the wood in short order - and it would take YEARS to collect all these animals. Don' t forget to feed and water them too...

So your God is going to have to get involved on all sorts of levels - keeping basic biological needs and chemical reactions in check.


Then when ready - God needs to conjure up 40 days and nights worth of heavy rain - and then un- conjure it back away....

Or -

If he was really this omnipotent bastard he is supposed to be - he could simply wisk a couple thousand wicked people off into deep space....


Which seems more a more efficient method?

It's comical how atheists acknowledge scripture & God, with their reasoning (like the devil tempting Jesus in the desert). So, IF you don't believe in God, why entertain any "scenarios" bible or otherwise?

Just laugh it off, and talk about atheist "things"!

Reminds me of a notorious atheist, Starlin. Who reportedly, shook his fist at God, on his deathbed! Why, comes immediately to mind?

It actually is unbecoming and ridiculous..... stupid even. I think the phrase, "I will not serve." is more appropriate in many of these cases. 

"Atheist", just sounds/plays better.


Atheists"acknowledge scripture" very much like we acknowledge comic books. But without the reverence.

In other words - we know some feeble minded people don' t know the difference between fiction and reality - but it doesn't stop us from admiring Wonder Woman's tuccus.....
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#75
RE: The story of Noah' s Ark - or - God is dumber than you.
Quote:It's comical how atheists acknowledge scripture & God, with their reasoning (like the devil tempting Jesus in the desert). So, IF you don't believe in God, why entertain any "scenarios" bible or otherwise?
I acknowledge your silly book the same way I acknowledge harry potter. The only difference is no one demanding harry potter be taught as actual history. Or national policies should align with the book. When you morons go back to your cave I'll do something else.
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#76
RE: The story of Noah' s Ark - or - God is dumber than you.
(September 24, 2021 at 12:42 pm)ronedee Wrote:
(September 19, 2021 at 12:59 pm)onlinebiker Wrote: Noone who believes the story of Noah' ark understands logistics.

Here's why.

God' s problem -  too many "wicked people".

So - he enlists an old guy and his kids to build this really, really big boat out of wood. With nothing but hand tools. Bear in mind it would take days just to fell one tree and saw it into planks or beams. It would take many, many years to cut this wood - and they will need a place to cure the wood - so a building to put it in.... When they finally get all the wood cut, stored and cured - they get to lay the keel of the boat. But first - you need to build a building in which to build the boat. You can' t take years building a boat out in the weather. The wood would begin to rot before your boat was completed.

In the meantime - you have to go start collecting the animals and a habit big enough to house them. You can' t simply stick them in the boat. Their waste would rot the wood in short order - and it would take YEARS to collect all these animals. Don' t forget to feed and water them too...

So your God is going to have to get involved on all sorts of levels - keeping basic biological needs and chemical reactions in check.


Then when ready - God needs to conjure up 40 days and nights worth of heavy rain - and then un- conjure it back away....

Or -

If he was really this omnipotent bastard he is supposed to be - he could simply wisk a couple thousand wicked people off into deep space....


Which seems more a more efficient method?

It's comical how atheists acknowledge scripture & God, with their reasoning (like the devil tempting Jesus in the desert). So, IF you don't believe in God, why entertain any "scenarios" bible or otherwise?

Just laugh it off, and talk about atheist "things"!

Reminds me of a notorious atheist, Starlin. Who reportedly, shook his fist at God, on his deathbed! Why, comes immediately to mind?

It actually is unbecoming and ridiculous..... stupid even. I think the phrase, "I will not serve." is more appropriate in many of these cases. 

"Atheist", just sounds/plays better.

Refutable claims need refuting. The idea that a small group of desert dwellers built a ginormous wooden boat to rescue a representative sample of Earth’s terrestrial fauna from a worldwide flood is an empirical claim.

What’s more comical - refuting that claim or making it in the first place?

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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