10939Re: [Death To Religion] Re: Noah's Ark or just an ancient boat?
- Jul 8, 2006well they had the help of god of course - silly
bestonnet_00 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 email@example.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
> "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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