March 04, 2006

Maybe the inside was in a different dimension?

One of my brothers accidentally stumbled upon one of those wacky conspiracy theory websites, and has been sharing some of the juicier revelations with me. In among the various "proofs" that Bush is Hitler (and plans to establish Satan as the head of the new world government) was a stunning religious insight: Noah had instant messaging!

When Noah built his ark, there were over 300 million people living on the earth. Only Noah and his family, only 8 people, were convinced that the world was going to experience a tremendous judgment from God. Over 300 million people scornfully rejected Noah's warnings.

As my brother put it:

Q: How did Noah possibly notify and subsequently get a rejection ("No thanks, guy, we'll stick it out") from 300 million people?

What if they all believed him? Could the Ark even hold 300 million sinners?

Tomorrow's Theological Poser: Can God make a rock so big that He can't lift it?

Posted by Susie at March 4, 2006 10:50 AM | TrackBack

"Can God make a rock so big that He can't lift it?"

No, but John Bolton can:

Posted by: Harvey at March 4, 2006 03:36 PM

Well, since Noah was one of the few who were actually on a nearly face to face conversation level with God, I'd wager he had a little help in figuring it out.

Also, figure that the entire population of the earth was theoretically in the middle east at that time, and that it took Noah over 100 years to build it - word probably would've spread along the trade routes.

As far as building it goes, he was given the dimensions directly from God, who probably had a good idea of exactly how many people WOULD take Noah up on it, being omniscient and all.

The general rule, I think, is that God can do all things that are possible to be done. I.E. He can't make a circular square, or a rock so big that He couldn't lift it, etc etc.

Posted by: Patriot Xeno at March 5, 2006 08:39 AM


Posted by: Susie at March 5, 2006 10:16 AM

what? what? *looks around*

too much? too much?

Posted by: Patriot Xeno at March 5, 2006 05:09 PM

Sometimes a banana is just a banana.... ;)

Posted by: Susie at March 5, 2006 10:02 PM