Psycho-Babble Faith Thread 1190

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Mr Noah

Posted by Dreamerz on October 30, 2002, at 19:24:16

Mr. Noah built an ark
Howdy Howdy do.
And on the ark there was a cow
Howdy howdy do.
With a moo moo here
and a moo moo there
everywhere a moo mooooooo
Mr. Noah built an ark
Howdy howdy do.

 

Re: Mr Noah Dreamerz

Posted by Lou Pilder on October 30, 2002, at 21:23:11

In reply to Mr Noah, posted by Dreamerz on October 30, 2002, at 19:24:16

Dreamerz,
I read your stanzas and I was refreshed by the innocence of it. It threw me back to when I was a child. And there is the personage of Noah and the ark and all the animals in it. What a great scene that depicts.
Thank you for your contribution to this community and I would appreciate it if you could continue with more stanzas.
Lou

 

Flood Myth in Plato's Timaeus

Posted by fachad on October 30, 2002, at 23:34:43

In reply to Mr Noah, posted by Dreamerz on October 30, 2002, at 19:24:16

Just an interesting factoid. I was reading Plato's Timaeus last week and there is a story of a global deluge. It is very similar to the Noah story.

I guess whether you consider that as confirming the biblical account or as showing it's origin to be in common human myth depends on your starting assumptions.


> Mr. Noah built an ark
> Howdy Howdy do.
> And on the ark there was a cow
> Howdy howdy do.
> With a moo moo here
> and a moo moo there
> everywhere a moo mooooooo
> Mr. Noah built an ark
> Howdy howdy do.

 

Re: Flood Myth in Plato's Timaeus fachad

Posted by dr. justin on October 31, 2002, at 14:33:23

In reply to Flood Myth in Plato's Timaeus, posted by fachad on October 30, 2002, at 23:34:43

Fachad,

Plato's Timaeus is not alone in its inclusion of a flood story. In fact, almost every religion or mythology includes a global flood story.

There is a recent paper in "Geology" that proposed the Mediterranean Sea was an empty, fertile basin until ~6000 years ago, when post-Ice Age sea levels rose enough to inundate the gigantic basin. The scientist's evidence was very good. If this basin was the cradle of civilization and the nexus of western civilization, than a flood into the Mediterranean basin would seem like the world was being flooded!

That paper was recently refuted, but not in such a way that their hypothesis can be dismissed. Personally, I always thought the reason every religion had a flood story was sea shells. At the top of every mountain I've ever climbed, I can always find fossil shells, usually lying around like pebbles. Since we didn't figure out plate tectonics (also known as "continental drift", which is a really misleading term) until the 1960's, I figured the flood stories were used to explain how the shells could get on top of mountains. But I really like the Mediterranean Sea flooding theory; I think the authors will come back with more evidence and refute their critics.

Interesting stuff.

Best regards,

Justin


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