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What age did you realise Noahs ark was a fairytale?

  1. Jesus was a hippy profile image61
    Jesus was a hippyposted 5 years ago

    How old were you when you realised that the Noahs ark story was a chidish fairytale?

    1. AshtonFirefly profile image84
      AshtonFireflyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      uh oh... hmm here it comes......
      prepare for battle!
      yikes

      1. Jesus was a hippy profile image61
        Jesus was a hippyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        cool

    2. Stevennix2001 profile image84
      Stevennix2001posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I can almost imagine Heath Ledger when he played the joker in "The Dark Knight" saying, "And here, we go..."  Right before a building blew up in the film.  Something tells me we're about to see a similar explosion in this forum.

    3. pedrog profile image58
      pedrogposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      http://s3.hubimg.com/u/5954966_f248.jpg

      Aliens of course, you should educate yourself...

      And there were two arks, the one with the dinossours didn't survive sad

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        lol lol lol

      2. rbe0 profile image61
        rbe0posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        hey pedrog stop kissing
        http://s3.hubimg.com/u/5947002_f248.jpg
        keke

        1. pedrog profile image58
          pedrogposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          http://s1.hubimg.com/u/5961184_f248.jpg

          My case is solid tongue

          1. Claire Evans profile image89
            Claire Evansposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            LMAO!!

    4. rbe0 profile image61
      rbe0posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I realized this when I was ~ years old.

    5. cobrien profile image79
      cobrienposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Didn't the history channel do a documentary on the discovery of Noah's Ark?

      1. Pcunix profile image88
        Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        No, they did a documentary about finding some old wood that might have been a boat at one time.

    6. AEvans profile image66
      AEvansposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      A fairytale? Although Discovered. Mmmmmmm....

  2. paradigmsearch profile image84
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    What!!??!! It's not true?

    But it's in the bible. So it MUST be true...

    1. Druid Dude profile image60
      Druid Dudeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      When I discovered that floods don't really happen and the idea of building a boat is pure fantasy. Isn't it more likely that the tale grew from the retelling of it? Gigamesh is supposed to be about the same occurrence. In other areas, that would be considered a confirmation of the core of the tale. In GRADE school, the teacher had a child whisper a message in the next child's ear. Each did that in turn until every child had been passed the message. The last kid was asked to repeat what they had been told, but the original message was gone. Ever notice how the "fish" gets bigger everytime it's capture is retold? Same thing here...you really need to get out more.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image84
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Now THAT is true...

        http://www.wichita.gov/Includes/Section/Images/Religion.jpg

        RELIGION IS OUR FRIEND!!!

    2. Jesus was a hippy profile image61
      Jesus was a hippyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      LOL you reminded me of a news report I saw. A couple of hillbillies were visiting the brand new creation museum on its opening day.You could see the excitement in their eyes.

      One fat lady said, as she walked in, "I always knew the bible was true, Now we have proof!"

      1. AshtonFirefly profile image84
        AshtonFireflyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        lol...

  3. TMMason profile image64
    TMMasonposted 5 years ago

    Bait.

    This reminds me of a hissy fit my children used to throw.

    They would get their hands smacked for being wrong in there actions... and then stomp and cry and rant all kinds of shit just to get a reaction.

    LOl... ohh you are a funny one.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image25
      Castlepalomaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Age seven

      Because I had a mini zoo in our basement and charged the neighborhood kids 2 cent each  to visit. it was too much hard work. Can't imagine a whole world full of millions of species on one small boat for 40 days Taken care of by a 600 year old man  named Noah

      1. Philanthropy2012 profile image88
        Philanthropy2012posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Age 5 "But how can an old man know how to build a giant boat and look after every animal for months!?"

  4. profile image60
    ilanbposted 5 years ago

    Why do you think it was a fairy tale? Why do the Chinese have similar stories and the ancient South American Indians? Are they fundamentalist bible thumpers when they say their ancestors passed down stories of a great flood and the building of a boat. Why do most cultures have a catastrophic flood story with a few surviving? Some vast right wing Conspiracy?

    The Coelecanth fish was supposed to have been extinct since the cretaceous period  yet our neighbors on the African Coast, South Africa, Madagascar etc have been pulling these "extinct" six finned fish out of the water for as far they could remember, good thing they weren't scientists  ehhhh, they would have been fishing at all and could continue in their evolution of self deception.

    How bout Mokele Membe- our cousins in the Congo describe as an apparent Brontosaurus. They are not scientists, they don't need to go begging for research grants. They see something that hasn't been identified. The Congo is beautifull, must have been a lot like Eden was before the fall. These arent drunkards or reality show morons. They insist theres something there unusual enough to make them want to tell the outside world. They dont get money for their presentations. These are honest forest people, like the Indians who gave us the story of Sasquatch.  Everyday new species once thought extinc have reappeared. Oh and those drunken sailors and their giant squid tales concocted out of a rum soaked voyage until we started catching them, we assumed they were there fighting not to get eaten by Sperm Whales who could reach their depth but we really didnt know because they always stayed at way low depths that would crush a sub. But now we do. Oh yes Noahs ark is easy compared to the unbeleivable wonders we have in our world today and those still awaiting discovery.

    1. mikelong profile image74
      mikelongposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      People who live around rivers tend to have these stories.... Rivers flood over their banks, especially after a heavy winter, and especially in places like Mesopotamia (where the rivers are above ground level)flood stories are of no surprise. For the Israelites, however, they didn't have the same geography...but they were saddled between Egypt and their flood stories (and they were captive in Egypt) and the Mesopotamians and their flood stories (and they were captive in Babylon)....  So, they borrow stories from the people around them....

    2. pedrog profile image58
      pedrogposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      In Apollo 11 the people they met on the moon told exactly the same story, it must be truth...

  5. pisean282311 profile image53
    pisean282311posted 5 years ago

    amazingly noah's ark is in all three biggest religions that is islam,christianity and hinduism....guess famine was real and it stayed with human minds and then came the story...

  6. JBBlack profile image60
    JBBlackposted 5 years ago

    I was watching a program called 'Ancient Aliens,' or maybe it was some other such nonsense, on my roku device and one episode offered significant support for the flood.  Round 30,000 years ago sea levels were much lower and, much of what is now the mediterranean sea was habitable land.  The evidence of this is certain megolithic structures under the water.  There are also some off the coast of asia somewhere.  Been a few months, sorry.  Anyhow the epidose detailed the technical impossibilites of constructing the megalithic structures without the help of Aliens and Altantis and other blah blah stuff. 

    Anyhow, if at some point in early human history, there was a time when there was rapid defrosting at the poles, there could have been mass flooding world-wide.  I do believe that there is scientic evidence or theory that does indicate that there has been a defrost since 30k years past.  If it was a sudden process, then yes such a castastrophic event would have made it into the oral histories of peoples, which always have a fable/fairytale ring to them.

  7. Claire Evans profile image89
    Claire Evansposted 5 years ago

    I like the theory that Noah's Ark was an ancient seed bank.

    1. Philanthropy2012 profile image88
      Philanthropy2012posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Oh yeah that's my favourite part of the Bible!
      "And Noah was able to use gel electrophoresis to isolate and then preserve DNA of all species on earth".

      Unless you mean aliens, at which point all religions go bye bye sad

      1. Claire Evans profile image89
        Claire Evansposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        In the book of Enoch, it is insinuated that Noah isn't quite human.  A drunk of an alien, I suppose.  I don't think it debunks all religion.  In fact, it seems to corroborate Genesis.  Remember the verse that says, "And let US make man in our image"? I see that as genetically modifying man as God created.

  8. profile image68
    paarsurreyposted 5 years ago

    What age did you realise Noahs ark was a fairytale?

    Is it odd to own an ark by a human?

    1. profile image53
      Jesus was a hippoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It is when the owner is said to be 600 years old, that the ark was big enough to house thousands and thousands of animals that he had to collect from all over the world and enough food to feed them all for 40 days while enough water to cover the highest mountain appeared from nowhere which would have killed most of the vegetation on the planet leaving silt deposits all over meaning when the flood water dissappeared again there was no food for anyone to eat but they survived anyway and re-populated the entire earth in 4500 years.

      1. profile image68
        paarsurreyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        So you have no objection of Noah owning an ark; your objection is to its mythical account given by the Bible; it is the habit of the scribes to exaggerate things.

        1. profile image53
          Jesus was a hippoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I'll say

        2. Pcunix profile image88
          Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          At what point does exaggeration become a lie?

          1. profile image68
            paarsurreyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            What is your own view on it?

            To me it exaggeration is a  sort of untruth.

          2. AshtonFirefly profile image84
            AshtonFireflyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            exactly....

  9. Pcunix profile image88
    Pcunixposted 5 years ago

    I thought ALL religious tales were just silly stories until one day when I suddenly realized that the man up front was truly trying to sell this lunacy as truth.  It frightened me and I looked around the church and saw that people were nodding their heads in agreement and that  really astonished me.  I  thought 'What is wrong with these people?" and that question remains in my mind almost sixty years later.

  10. LisaRene Burt profile image60
    LisaRene Burtposted 5 years ago

    i was about 5 when I decided that the bible and the catholic religion as a whole was all a farce.

    1. pisean282311 profile image53
      pisean282311posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      all religions are attempt to answer questions...but it has less to do with divine and more to do with human being's attempt...

  11. BfoBarney profile image61
    BfoBarneyposted 5 years ago

    When I first heard it as a kid I thought it was a fairy tale, it was only a few years later when I realised it was actually in the bible. Made me doubt my beliefs thats for sure...

    1. Castlepaloma profile image25
      Castlepalomaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Was Noah's flood story fiction or fact?

      The ark took about 120 years to build. Noah was 480 years old and over 9 feet tall. when he began the work and he had the help of his wife, three sons, and his son's wives and his Father who lived to age 969 . 

      The ark is to be 450 feet long, 75 feet wide and 45 feet high that house Mammals.3,700. Birds  8,600  Reptiles.6,300 Amphibian 2,500 insects 850,000 including termites on the ark and the carnivores were not allowed to harm any of their ship mates So lion were very nice to Zebras and shared their vegetables. Arctic animal had to sweat it out. Fish and other marine life must have not survive the mix of salt and fresh water. The prehistoric animal and dinosaurs that must of drowned,

      What about the Unknown 350,000 species fungal not mention. Did ,Noah know it was illegal to carry cannabis seeds on his trip.?  Noah must have┬átransplant Plants and trees from all over the world when they had landed

      The "earth" in Genesis 7:17-18 refers to the ground/land in the flooded region. Any mention of this entire planet or about the 20 million people that still living on earth right after the flood?

      Fact or fiction?

 
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