Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Reading the Bible - Genesis 6-7

The following post is one I have been dreading while reading the Bible as I have covered it so many times.Yes, its the story of Noah and the Ark the absurdity of which will never fail. The most important part of this story is to understand why God decided to commit genocide and what amounts to mass culling. For perspective on the enormity of this genocide, it would make the Holocaust and Rwandan genocides look like a Saturday afternoon stroll in the park.

In Genesis we learn that the true sons of God (angels) were running around Earth and finding the human female beautiful. This understanding lead them to copulate and do what angels and humans do best, in fact it even mentions that the Nephilim or Demigod like humans arose from these copulation's. Its almost as if the Bible is borrowing from previous mythology about people like Hercules.
"During that time the sons of the true God continued to have relations with the daughters of men, and these bore sons to them. They were the mighty ones of old times, the men of fame."
What is interesting about this is that these demigods were clearly killed in the flood, but according to the Bible they still roam the Earth. So where is our modern day Hercules? Is one of them Putin?
"The Nephilim were on the earth in those days and afterward."
The existence of the Nephilim, as well as the fact that man was wicked are the reasons that God decided to kill everything. Importantly, if God had not put the tree of good and bad next to Adam and Eve he would have not had to murder everyone.

But wait, apparently when God says
"I am going to wipe men whom I have created off the surface of the ground, man together with domestic animals, creeping animals, and flying creatures of the heavens, for I regret that I have made them."
He actually means he is going to kill everyone, except Noah and his sons and the animals that boarded the ark. In other words God is a big liar, as he immediately goes back on his promise to kill everyone by saving a few. This actually is important, as it shows that God truly does not give a dam about his creation as instead of recreating everything correctly the second time round he instead keeps the broken system. So God has demonstrated that he is a liar and a sociopath as he clearly does not care enough to change everything."

The rest of the Genesis 6 and 7 deals with the flood and the ark and all those absurdities that go along with it. The absurdity that a stone age man and his family built a boat out of wood that was big enough to house all the animals necessary to repopulate the Earth. The absurdity that all these animals and their food could fit onto an ark the size of which is explicitly given in the Bible. Or the belief that dinosaurs were on the ark as they lived alongside humans. Now as this is a new blogpost I thought I will add just one more piece of evidence which shows the absolute absurdity of this fairy-tale that is the Biblical flood, and that has to do with the flood water and how it ties in with modern science.

Well we know that the water had to come from Earth, as such special appeal towards God for extra water cannot work.
"on that day all the springs of the vast watery deep burst open and the floodgates of the heavens were opened."
We also know how deep the water was.
"The waters overwhelmed the earth so greatly that all the tall mountains under the whole heavens were covered. The waters rose up to 15 cubits above the mountains."
It is this information that we will move forward with.

We know the volume of the Earth if we work on the mean Earth radius as 6,371 kilometers.
V = 4/3 pi r exp3 = 1083206916845 km exp3
We also know that the average height of the Earth above sea level is 840 m. However, the highest peak is 8,848 m above sea level, on top of which we have to add another 667 m, or 15 cubits x 44.5 cm. Which means the average water level was (8848+667)-840 = 8.675 km above sea level. So the new volume of the Earth at this radius is
V = 4/3 pi r exp3 = 1087663454654 km exp3

This means that there was 4456537809 km exp3 water above the Earth using simple subtraction. Fortunately, we know how much water exists on the Earth according to the USGS.
V = 1409560910 km exp3
As such we know the Bible is making shit up, as we have 3.16 times more water on the Earth than actually  is on the Earth. Please note this is a simplistic calculation, and if we actually do a more detailed analysis this number rises.

So, there you have it simple math once again showing the Genesis account of Noah is rubbish. Yet, there are still people that believe it.

See you next time.

All verses come from the New World Translation Of The Holy Scriptures.
Online version available at the Jehovah's Witnesses official website