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957 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 17 years ago by AussieMike

Does the lack of credence that some people give to the theory of global warming hark back to the passage in the Bible where God promises to Noah to never destroy the world by flood again?


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17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 9/12/04 - 7:23:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
I have never thought about it that way before.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 9/12/04 - 7:50:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I think it is unrelated to that.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 9/12/04 - 8:02:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't give biblical literalists that much credit.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 10:42:08 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think it's the lack of scientific evidence for global warming more than a biblical folk tale.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 12:27:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
they're just being hopeful. wanting to survive. so if they can pull any comfort out of the bible then good for them.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 12:32:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I agree with expbyte.

I am not a global warning alarmist, and I didn't even know that passage existed in the Bible. It has been proven scientifically that the earth exists in cycles, and this is just a time between ice ages anyway. The end of the earth as we know it is inevitable, but I doubt it will happen in my lifetime, unless bin laden gets his hands on The Bomb.

17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 1:25:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
maybe it does
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 3:33:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
Hmm, interesting theory.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 8:00:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm with exobyte and 1adam12. I don't really think one has to do with the other. We're screwed over either way...we're going to be living in "Water World" soon. Hopefully I'll have gills!
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 8:02:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I don't think it's connected. The Noah story is a parable about cleansing the Earth of sin. Global Warming is not God's work, it's ours.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 8:04:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
i don't think they pay that much attention to the part about god's covenant with noah - considering that every time there's a major natural disaster, you hear people claiming that god is punishing america for turning away from him.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 9:15:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
lack of creedence=our unwillingness to accept that as a possibility, or our desire for that not to occur.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 9:17:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
i don't think anyone ever said that global warming will destroy the earth in a flood, just a lot of peoples lives.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 9/15/04 - 7:49:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
i don't think that the two are related, but that is a interesting connection.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Saturday 9/18/04 - 8:23:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
it might, but i think no
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 9/19/04 - 10:29:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
have you ever thought that the story of the bible is only a guide and it is not nessersarly correct. half the time it is just a teaching of what we understand and how the power of mother nature has a grip on us all. i believe that that particular line in the bible was just to scare people. maybe to keep everyone in line as the old testament was the jews and other major religions book of laws. Especially the pentatuch. The laws of the land.
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 1/3/05 - 3:21:02 AM EST (GMT-5)
"have you ever thought that the story of the bible is only a guide and it is not nessersarly correct."
Please. That's the standard response ever since it became clear the Bible was obviously not accurate. I love it when people pick and choose what they like from it, and dismiss the rest, thinking that justifies its continued value somehow.

Anyone rejecting scientific theories because of what the Bible says (evolution, global warming, whatever), are desperately afraid of reality.

17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 1/3/05 - 3:24:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
xtramental, I don't see why people can't "pick and choose" when picking and choosing by Constantine's scribes is what put it together in the first place...

I don't see how it would conflict with his promise to Noah, though, as it wouldn't really be God's doing.

17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 1/14/05 - 2:35:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
"xtramental, I don't see why people can't "pick and choose" when picking and choosing by Constantine's scribes is what put it together in the first place..."
By default, that means it's still under construction, by every reader, so it's not very reliable.

And the rare parts of the bible about loving and respecting each other, are part of human nature anyway, that good people observe naturally. It's just that too many people try to credit the bible for it, just because it suggests the same thing (sometimes).

To me, if it's the WORD OF GOD, it should be taken as completely correct. If not, it's just a book that sometimes states the obvious, that we don't really need.

So, don't waste our time with Xian marketing.

17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Saturday 4/2/05 - 3:34:48 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, I think you're the first one to think this. You win a shiny new ark.



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