do christians really believe that the entire world flooded covering the highest mountains?
surely nobody can be that stupid
for a start where did all the water come from ?
rain doesnt come from outer space, it precipitates from the moisture that is already here
so many major problems with that story.
what is the motivation for grown adults to maintain such a bizarre delusion ?
- Maurog IVLv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
It's magical water, duh! It magically appeared, and then it magically disappeared.
- charcindersLv 77 years ago
Some Christians believe that, mostly the ones in the USA and the developing countries. The motivation is that the alternative is to accept that not all the Bible is literal truth, and if you accept that then you have to start thinking for yourself.
Quite recently they have started getting around the highest mountains problem by making up the idea that the great mountain ranges formed while the flood was going on. This requires total wilful ignorance of actual geology. I can only assume that people who believe this live in gated communities with manicured lawns and never venture outside to look at real landscapes.
The one about India colliding with Asia at the end of the flood made me laugh out loud. Did it jump over the Maldives on the way or did the coral reefs and ancient looking volcanoes appear by magic after India had gone sliding past?
Still, if it makes them happy leave them to it. Whatever floats your boat, as they say.
- 3 years ago
I see no data against it. for this reason I have no reason to not have self assurance it. Edit: could not have been a community flood, for 2 motives. First, if it become purely a community flood, it may be extra helpful for Noah to bypass particularly than build a great boat, fill it with animals, and stay in there for a year. 2nd, God promised He could under no circumstances wreck the earth with a flood returned. If the flood of the Bible become purely community, then God is a liar. Are you calling God a liar? Oh, and Noah's 3 sons additionally survived. and that that they had a great number of toddlers. And their childrens had childrens. Noah is the ancestor of almost 12 billion human beings, all divided up into cultures who inherited their ancestors' flood thoughts. Noah's call isn't an identical from united states of america to united states of america (the Hawaiians call him Nu'u), yet his tale is, for the main section. there become an ocean in the past the flood, in spite of the shown fact that it become smaller than the collective oceans of right this moment. lots of the water now interior the oceans become initially underground. It got here to the floor contained in certainly one of those mist two times an afternoon, purely like the tides.
- Anonymous7 years ago
I can see you're more on the questioning religon with science-like ideas side, which is good; asking questions is no sin, in fact it's probably a better thing than just blindly believing something with no reason to.
I guess some people just believe that whoever has written the Bible must have seen all these events with his/her own eyes, and so they just believe that whatever is in that book must've actually happened. I see your point about the rain, and I'm sure many others do too, but some just believe that Jesus or God must've made it happen cause they're the whole all-mighty-powerful, y'know?
Personally I think the story of the Ark and stuff did happen, but the flood was over exagerated.
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- ?Lv 47 years ago
We now know, of course, that the earth has plenty of water to launch a global flood. It has been calculated that if the earth's surface were completely flat, with no high mountains and no deep ocean basins, that water would cover the earth to a depth of about 8,000 feet. But is there enough water to cover a 29,035 foot mountain?
The key is to remember that the Flood didn't have to cover the present Earth, but it did have to cover the pre-Flood Earth, and the Bible teaches that the Flood fully restructured the earth. "The world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished" (II Peter 3:6). It is gone forever. The earth of today was radically altered by that global event.
That Flood accomplished abundant geologic work. Eroding sediments here, redepositing them there, pushing up continents, elevating plateaus, denuding terrains, etc., so that the earth today is quite different from before. Today even mountain ranges rise high above the sea.
Mt. Everest and the Himalayan range, along with the Alps, the Rockies, the Appalachians, the Andes, and most of the world's other mountains are composed of ocean-bottom sediments, full of marine fossils laid down by the Flood. Mt. Everest itself has clam fossils at its summit. These rock layers cover an extensive area, including much of Asia. They give every indication of resulting from cataclysmic water processes. These are the kinds of deposits we would expect to result from the worldwide, world-destroying Flood of Noah's day.
At the end of the Flood, after thick sequences of sediments had accumulated, the Indian subcontinent evidently collided with Asia, crumpling the sediments into mountains. Today they stand as giants—folded and fractured layers of ocean-bottom sediments at high elevations. No, Noah's Flood didn't cover the Himalayas, it formed them!
Thus we find the Biblical account not only possible, but also supported by the evidence. A pre-Flood world with lessened topographic extremes could have been covered by the Great Flood. That Flood caused today's high mountains and deep oceans making such a flood impossible to repeat. This is just as God promised, back in Genesis.
- 7 years ago
Don't forget that an all wood boat as large as the one described in the Bible is not seaworthy. In order to get a boat 450 feet long to float without ripping itself apart under its own weight, there has to be substantial steel reinforcements. The Wyoming was the longest all wood vessel ever built with a 329.5 feet hull length and its timbers flexed so much it needed pumps to run constantly to keep it from filling with water and sinking. Experts agree the Wyoming reached the maximum length of an all wood vessel without steel reinforcements.
- cerbere1564Lv 67 years ago
You know, there was probably a great flood, many died... It was an excuse to make a big story out of it
Locust still devastate cultures in Egypt, rivers turn red because of sediments... You know, when you try to make weak minded people believe in things, you'd use anything
- CherylLv 47 years ago
I heard you boys are thirsty. So you want to know where the water came from. Do you people all live in Kansas?
There's a whole lot of water on Earth! Something like 326,000,000,000,000,000,000 gallons ( 326 million trillion gallons ) of the stuff (roughly 1,260,000,000,000,000,000,000 liters) can be found on our planet.
And you all believe scientist don't believe in the flood.
1 of dozens of sites that show how close minded and WRONG you people are.
@ atheist cat
- WiseCrackLv 77 years ago
If the flood covered the highest mountains the ark would be deposited in Himalayan mountain range.The people believed the story because they did not know the geography fully well in their times.
- Bob WLv 67 years ago
Personally, I agree with those who said the flood was just widespread enough to kill all of the people on earth except those in the ark.