The Watchtower of Destruction: The Ferrett's Journal - The Weirdest Book I Ever Got
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|Date:||June 6th, 2005 01:30 pm (UTC)|| |
Well, the flood story does exist throughout south and western Asia; the Babylonian version (included in the Epic of Gilgamesh) predates the Biblical one by ages. I could imagine the construct of the character coming from the Chinese version of the flood story (one does exist).
However, I'm not going to make the titanic logical leap that he does and say that because a story permeates a number of different cultures (especially ones that DEVELOPED from the culture who had the story first...Cradle of Civilization, anyone?) means that one particular (and fairly late) version of it should be considered literally true. And by "literally" I mean "exactly as written, but with dinosaurs added." There is certainly NOTHING funadmental about fundamentalism.
|Date:||June 9th, 2005 05:18 pm (UTC)|| |
When I was a kid in Hongkong, my Bible class teacher indeed told us ARK and those major flood in China/Asia back in few thousands year ago were all linked.
Then I asked, did god asked us (chinese people) made a boat like ARK too? And what happened to those people survied after the flood? they rebuild their town, make babies.... and wait.. what their children going to do? Marry their own bro and sis? Then my teacher told me stfu and ask me leave the classroom :((