11 January, 2013

Same as it ever was... Letting the days go by.

While the 'Global flood', 'Noah and the Ark' are assuredly 'post office' style story telling hyperbole...
A flood did occur...

At the time... THAT was their world.
The waters completely flooded over 60,000 square miles of the what was peoples homes and farms in the Northern (outlaying) edge of the 'Fertile Crescent'. 
Look at these areas (40.27, 51.58 https://goo.gl/maps/n2FTaiuXhxnsVLWB7)
 (The easiest way to visualize this is to drop the above GPS co-ordinates in to Google maps {or click the link}, and when not in satellite mode you can select terrain... Zoom in)

In Azerbaijan - The Baku peninsula
In Turkministan - The Bekdash, Turkmenbashi, and Cheleken peninsulas.

The watery area between these points (Now part of the Caspian Sea, the largest LAKE in the world) used to be part of a chain of mountains / hills.
Lots of context has to be applied to get to the root of the 'Flood' story.

More importantly, seeing that area where the Caspian broke through (circa) 12,000 - 10,000 years ago adds a huge and comprehensive dimension to how significant and devastating that flood event was.

Either by erosion or seismic activity, that portion of higher ground that held back the
Caspian, began to give way about 12,000 - 10,000 years ago, flooding a HUGE area of land to the south that probably killed everyone in the area. At the very least, it laid to waste the livelihood of thousands of people.

This geologic event was devastating. And news of it would have impacted most of the population of the 'Fertile Crescent'... This area is after all, the 'Seat of civilization, where the Agrarian society we live in has its roots.

The story about this 'Flood' has survived by 'post office' re-tellings to both the gullible and the skeptical. In order for this story to have survived this long - It was inevitable for elements to have evolved, and additional details to have been added.

Explaining to someone that there was a HUGE flood would have given the impression that HUGE meant the world, and to these people, it WAS their whole world.

At some point, the 'Noah' character was put into the story... This is easy enough to understand...

As any skeptic would be inclined to disbelieve such a story because there were plenty of animals and people around - That is addressed by explaining that a man built a boat for him, his family and his animals.

Can you see where this is going?

'The Flood' DID happen, the story was hijacked by Judeo-Christian political hacks.

Many of these stories from the Old Testament do have relevance once the supernatural elements are removed and examined for their content.

Here is another example regarding the story of Job:

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