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10939Re: [Death To Religion] Re: Noah's Ark or just an ancient boat?

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  • lord damien
    Jul 8, 2006
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      well they had the help of god of course - silly

      bestonnet_00 <no_reply@yahoogroups.com> wrote: Never mind that no wooden boat could possibly be that big nor that
      eight people could not have possibly built something the size of a
      small aircraft carrier in their lifetimes.

      They also don't mention the kind of conditions it would have to endure
      (rain worse than anywhere on the planet, etc, etc).

      --- In deathtoreligion@yahoogroups.com, "kensharp81" <kensharp81@...>
      > It never ceases to amaze me what theist seek to prove in order
      > to "validate" their spiritual beliefs...will this be shoved down the
      > throats (rhetorically speaking of course) of all those who dare
      > oppose (or even question) the existence/concept of an omnipotent
      > sentient being. Seems to me that only time will tell...
      > Has Noah's Ark Been Found?
      > Christian Archaeology Team Believes It's Found Biblical Remains
      > June 29) - A team of Texas archaeologists believe they may have
      > located the remains of Noah's Ark in Iran's Elburz mountain range.
      > "I can't imagine what it could be if it is not the Ark," said Arch
      > Bonnema of the Bible Archaeology Search and Exploration (B.A.S.E)
      > Institute, a Christian archeology organization dedicated to looking
      > for biblical artifacts.
      > Bonnema and the other B.A.S.E. Institute members hiked for seven
      > hours in the mountains northwest of Tehran, climbing 13,000 feet
      > before making the apparent discovery.
      > "We got up to this object, nestled in the side of a hill," said
      > Robert Cornuke, a member of the B.A.S.E. Institute. "We found
      > something that has my heart skipping a beat."
      > At first, they didn't dare to hope it was the biblical boat.
      > "It wasn't impressive at first," Cornuke said. "Certainly didn't
      > think it to be Noah's Ark. But when we got close, we were amazed. It
      > looked similar to wood."
      > In addition, some B.A.SE. members say, their discovery didn't look
      > very distinctive.
      > "It looked like the deck of any boat today," Bonnema said.
      > Long Search for the Ark
      > The Bible places the Ark in the mountains of Ararat, a mountain
      > range theologians believe spans hundreds of miles, which the team
      > says is consistent with their find in Iran.
      > The Bible also describes the Ark's dimensions as being 300 cubits by
      > 50 cubits -- about the size of a small aircraft carrier. The
      > B.A.S.E. Institute's discovery is similar in size and scale.
      > "It is provocative to think that this could be the lost ark of
      > Noah," Cornuke said
      > Throughout history, people have been searching for the Ark to help
      > prove God's existence.
      > "There's this idea, if we can prove that the ark existed then we can
      > prove that the story existed, and more importantly, we can prove
      > that God existed," said Bruce Feiler, author of "Where God Was Born."
      > Previous scholars have searched for the Ark on Mount Ararat in
      > Turkey.
      > "Czar Nicholas, actually, in 1916 sent two expeditions to photograph
      > it on top of Mount Ararat," said Feiler.
      > One former U.S. president, Feiler said, looked for it in the
      > mountains of Iran.
      > "There is a story that Jimmy Carter, on his way to visit the Shah of
      > Iran in 1977, purposefully flew over it," he said.
      > As recently as March, researcher claimed to have satellite photos
      > that proved the presence of Ark remains. The B.A.S.E institute hopes
      > the physical evidence they've brought back from Iran will hold the
      > answer to this enduring mystery.
      > "People will always be looking for it, always be skeptical, always
      > be excited of the search," Cornuke said. "But I think we found
      > something here that's very notable."
      > The B.A.S.E. Institute's samples are being examined at labs in Texas
      > and Florida. B.A.S.E officials concede that there would be no way to
      > conclusively prove that their finding is actually Noah's Ark.
      > So the hunt goes on. The biggest hurdle in identifying Noah's Ark
      > comes down to "gopher wood." The Bible says the Ark was made of
      > gopher wood but no one knows what it is.
      > ABC News' Chris Cuomo reported this story for "Good Morning America."
      > 06-29-06 17:31 EDT
      > Copyright 2006 ABCNEWS.com

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