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Jan. 25th, 2010 @ 03:49 pm The Book of Genocide
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Date:May 10th, 2010 04:18 am (UTC)

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For Jim:

It is not so much the Book of Genesis rather it is the Book of Joshua that is the Book of Genocide. The 33 cities utterly destroyed, the people in entirety, the oxen, the trees, etc. Total annihilation.

Elie Wiesel was asked about this and he said that the Book of Joshua was the only book of the Old Testament that did not contain poetry. I guess we understand now?

And the Great Flood is not just a metaphor. Could have really happened. A comet or asteroid of prodigious size smacking down in mid-ocean would have caused tsunami and earthquake of earth-shaking proportions. Biblical even!!

A man in Holland has just built a full-size ark! Really!

It is reputed from Jewish apocrypha that the ark was lit on the inside by a "pearl" mounted on the roof. Actually a specially faceted crystal that refracted light to the inside of the ship. Modern technology did not "invent" such a device until the 19th century. Spooky, isn't it?
From:lenoxus
Date:October 26th, 2010 01:52 pm (UTC)

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the Great Flood is not just a metaphor. Could have really happened. A comet or asteroid of prodigious size smacking down in mid-ocean would have caused tsunami and earthquake of earth-shaking proportions. Biblical even!!
If that had happened, there would be (literally) tons of geologic evidence which we are not seeing. We do have plenty of evidence of past worldwide catastrophes, but not for a Great Flood.

The Bible implies that the whole of the Earth was covered in water above the highest mountains, which a single ocean collision could not have caused. (In fact, no amount of collisions could, because the water would have gone back down to the oceans anyway).

Any number of geologic events are "technically" feasable, but that sure doesn't mean they actually occurred.
It is reputed from Jewish apocrypha that the ark was lit on the inside by a "pearl" mounted on the roof. Actually a specially faceted crystal that refracted light to the inside of the ship. Modern technology did not "invent" such a device until the 19th century. Spooky, isn't it?
I wonder what crystal-based 19th-century device is specifically being referred to here. In any case, it's not spooky at all for someone to imagine a mystical object which is later roughly imitated with technology. Modern television is "spookily" similar to ancient ideas about seeing distant events on the surface of a pool of water. Clarke's Third Law: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.