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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 2 years ago

With all the miracles it took to pull off a worldwide flood, wouldn't it have been simpler to give every person God hated a heart attack?

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  • 2 years ago
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    Sure, but the fellow who made up the story didn't know about heart attacks, while he did know about floods. You have to go with what you know. That's the same reason there aren't any truly persuasive 'prophecies' in the scriptures. Imagine how convincing it would be had Genesis simply contained the exact value of the speed of light. Wow! But again, the scripture writers knew nothing about such things, and could only draw upon their own imaginations.

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  • Well where's the fun in that? He wouldn't have had the pleasure of seeing all those women and children flailing around in the water drowning, slowly, as the waters rose.

  • 2 years ago

    Of course, but it wouldn't have made a very good story.

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Sure, but that wouldn't make a very good story. Fundies like the stories as crazy stupid as possible.

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  • 2 years ago

    Maybe, but that would not have accomplished its purpose.

    2Pet 4 They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.” 5 But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens came into being and the earth was formed out of water and by water. 6 By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. 7 By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.

    Every fossil found is a story of a quick unexpected death, and they are all over the world. Many if not most people forget that and what it portends--at their peril.

    Also, just as those waters saved Noah and his family from all that wickedness and sinfulness around them, the waters of baptism symbolically save one from their sins (1Pet 3:20-21; cf. Ac 22:16).

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    It never happened.

    NEXT!

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    If he worked in a way that was consistent with most of the bible, he should've just gave the wicked people a short life, and the righteous longevity. But that's what you get when you combine cross-cultural myths. Inconsistency.

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    And spoil all of that drama? No way.

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