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IS IT POSSIBLE that the flood that Noah was in is the same flood that mythologies describe?

Greeks have a great flood, Scandinavians have a great flood, Mesopotamians have a great flood, etc. (If you don't believe THERE WAS a flood, don't answer)

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Every place that has experienced flooding has stories of old about REALLY bad floods. These stories get told and retold until they turn into myths about water over the tallest mountains and worldwide floods. It's storytelling gotten out of hand. (sorry, didn't catch that--"don't answer if you're sane" caveat)

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No, it's fine. I just don't want people filling up the answer section with "You dolt, the Bible is a lie! Turn to science! You're stupid and ignorant!" Because I'm trying to find a way to make sense out of the Noah story.
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Rotflmao Tman! that last caveat bit was awesome!!
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Wild, there is no way to make sense of it, you either take it as a bible lesson not to go against the will of god or you take it a fact and go against your own intelligence.
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Bah! Humbug!
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Lol!!
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Got a chuckle from me to, Nov.
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Caluvox, you always make me laugh. A worldwide flood is not only possible, but if you believe in the period of "snowball earth" about pre-cambrian times (570 million yrs ago), we not only had water over all the earth, we had ICE! See http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowball_Earth
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Shiny I believe you have forgotten the effect of plate tectonics. Until the plates began pressing on one another the extreme mountain ranges we have today did not exist. As it is today, if we could melt every bit of ice and cause every cloud to drop to Earth the sea level rise would be no more then 650 ft. And we both know that the water we have today is the water we have always had.
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its probable,other countries and cultures talk of a great flood as well

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most likely.

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There are flood myths from many cultures of the world but not ALL cultures of the world. Had they been one worldwide flood it would be ALL.

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I don't believe the flood actually happened. I believe it is all myths and stories meant to teach a lesson. It could be possible maybe that Noah's ark flood was based off another cultures story.

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It IS. I'm trying to see if those stories could be true and not dissagree with the Bible.
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Better start believing fisharrow
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I don't take the bible to be truth a world wide flood is scientifically impossible because there is not enough water to completely submerge all the land to the highest mountains.
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Yes, I think that part might be exaggerated. However, after the Ice Age I suspect a lots of floods as all that ice melted.
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yes all of the floods take place around the same time and there is scientific evidence that supports that the flood actually happened-I have been told that it may of been another ice age so when everything melted the water level greatly rose and then went down because everything re froze

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Who told you this? Someone who is trained in archeology or paleoclimatology? I would think not. We are all "told" many things, but many things we are told are not based in fact. The Internet is a rich source of "tellings" which are not based in fact.
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Actually I was very interested in stuff like Greek and roman mythology so I sent an email to my brothers proffered asking him about this topic (before I saw this question) and he told me exactly what I anwsered but in more details
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No because noah's flood wiped out everybody but the ark, so how would there be other cultural references to it

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Because this happened BEFORE those cultures. Noah's ancestors could pass on the story to other cultures.
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The biblical flood is an almost exact retelling of the Sumerian flood myth. The only main differences are the gods and the people's names. It is quite likely that an ancient flood destroyed a Sumerian city and became a basis for the myth, but any geologist, climatologist, oceanographer, paleontologist, etc. will tell you that a world-wide flood did not and will not happen.

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While I do not disagree I point out there are signs of a huge flood (perhaps dated differently) in almost every continent. For more info on the scientific evidence: http://www.earthage.org/EarthOldorYoung/scientific_evidence_for_a_worldwide_flood.htm
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Maybe so, but the entire earth DID NOT flood at the same time, as the bible claims.
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shiny, even you don't buy it when these primitive cultures claim to have found yet another ark...
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Perhaps they were incorrect about the WHOLE WORLD part. Perhaps their cities were mostly coastal, so a small flood would seem like a larger one. Melodramia: more exciting.
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*melodrama
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I find it interesting that the more eye witnesses there are the more credible the claim is, except to when it comes to religion. i am not saying we should take the flood stories as literal, or consider other interpretations, but if there was... ... I just find it interesting. God bless.

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It is the same flood as mankind started to fill the earth the account of the flood went with them, so many cultures all have some account of the flood.

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God clearly sent a worldwide Flood to punish humankind for their evil and corrupt ways (Genesis 6:5, 11). Even though Flood-affirming evidence from geology and other areas of study is abundant, we don't need this evidence to know what happened. Starting with the Bible and the history that God faithfully recorded there, Christians have a tool to interpret the evidence that evolutionists and non-Christians do not. We have the record of what happened, from the One who was there.http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/am/v2/n2/flood-legends

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I believe the flood in Mesopotamian religion was used to punish people, along with the Greek. The Nordic, however, was during the End of the World and was caused by Jormungand. Is it possible that these people mistaked Zeus, or whatever god for God?
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Noah and the ark!?, there goes that book again!!!

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