The story of Noah and the great flood, is it just a myth?

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Yes, based on the Epic of Gilgamesh

    • Bulky_Bob
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      3 weeks agoReport

      No lies, just truth. As I said, that the Gilgamesh "epic poetry" was written before the Biblical historical account has no bearing on truth or myth. In fact, the manifold number of great flood stories around the world provide credence to the truth of the event. Get right with Jesus!

  • Al
    Lv 6
    3 weeks ago

    There is no doubt this earth has seen catastrophic flooding in the ancient past, but the story of Noah in its original tale is based on the inner world of the mind, not the world human eyes behold, in order to understand that, you have to consider that people knew much more about the body and the mind and what the analogies meant tn metaphoric terms.

    the story has to do with consciousness, there was a relatable way of looking at it in human terms, think of things that are lower to the ground are levels of lower consciousness, so the Lowest is Earth (the ground we walk) which is the first level, the second level is the rising of the Ark upon the water, the 3rd level is the rising into the air, the 4th is the consumption of the ark being lifted to the Sun by fire (Purification) and the 5th is Enlightenment (a renewed mind).

    • antonius
      Lv 7
      3 weeks agoReport

      I agree Madam Sin Bin, and what we have in the bible related to that Noah flood is nothing but yet another lie used in making a false religion.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    It's true because we believe that the Bible is from God, then this story is also true because God doesn't need to Myth-telling to guide people and he says reality and the result of our actions.

  • 4 weeks ago

    You mean is it an allegory.  There are no myths in the Bible.  It's historical, didactic, prophetic, lyrical, and allegorical.

    Source(s): Greek Orthodox Christian
    • The Darrener
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      3 weeks agoReport

      bear in mind I expect him to also peform the miracle of a capacity crowd at Ewood Park

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    freethinking liberal would say hell doesn't exist either. they are wrong on both counts and will only accept that when they face God and have to answer to God for calling God a liar

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Well yes, of course it is. It is complete nonsense.

  • Paul
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    No it is not a myth, though it is also not what a lot of people have mistakenly taken not to be. In order to understand something written several thousands years ago, you first have to take into consideration what various words and phrases meant to a writer of that long ago. Obviously "the whole world" would mean the whole world known to exist by the writer. Which would have been the area surrounding the Mediterranean and Red seas. Which was the area where the great flood occurred. The inland Black Sea is a remnant of that great flood.

    • Don Verto
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      A global flood was indeed what happened.It killed all the humans and animals  not in the arc.The very high mountains and oceans are a result of the flood and were not on the early creation.A global population was wiped out.

  • 4 weeks ago

    That story is a flat out lie. If you can determine the amount of water that would be required to flood the entire earth to the dept matching the height of the tallest mountain, you will have to understand that such a flood never occurred. Read up on it; the heat on earth would have reach over 2,800 F, and would not have been habitable today.

    • Bulky_Bob
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      4 weeks agoReport

      You are operating under the false assumption that the mountains at the time of the flood are the same as they are today. Which is not correct.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Why would God cause a worldwide flood and take great care not to leave a shred of geological or biological evidence for it?  You think God is a trickster?  If not, you have no legitimate reason to believe in a flood.

         Actually, reader Ala is very probably correct.  About 9,400 years ago, a natural dam across the Bosporus Strait gave way, causing a huge flood.

    • Bulldog redux
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      "The ice dam . . .in Canada?"  I have no idea what you're talking about.

  • 4 weeks ago

    im not sure if it actually happened but you dont need to take the bible values at heart.

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