Jack R. Noel
September 1, 2023
Over the past year or so I’ve noticed a wave of content put out by Christian Creationists which are particularly annoying. That’s because my fellow Christians in America are by and large, honest working people. This brings me to wonder why honest working people are supporting the false claims of the Creationists.
The King James Version of the Bible has been described as one of the most important books in English culture and a driving force in the shaping of the English-speaking world.
My copy of the Holy Bible ends with Revelations at page 1,020. The last two sentences read, “He who has said all these things declares: Yes, I am coming soon!”
[Also note, I am using the Living Bible, copyright 1971, ISBN 8423–2250–7 for ease of understanding.]
“Amen, Come Lord Jesus!”
“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen!”
In Genesis, we find the story of Noah
But that is just to present a reference point for people who aren’t familiar with the Holy Bible. The real area of interest begins on page 1 with Book I, Genesis. By page 8, there is God speaking to Noah, telling him, “I have decided to destroy all mankind; for the Earth is filled with crime because of man. Yes, I will destroy mankind from the Earth.”
He orders Noah, “Make a boat from resinous wood, sealing it with tar; and construct decks and stalls throughout the ship. Make it 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high. Construct a sky light all around the ship, eighteen inches below the roof, and make three decks inside the boat — a bottom, middle, and upper deck — and put a door in the middle.”
Any modern-day sail shipmaker would say, “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” That’s because there are many more recognized mammalian species (6,399) than Noah’s boat could have accommodated. And no one has to be an expert to realize that those animals must live in a supportive ecology with thousands more plants, insects, etceteras. This is of terrestrial life forms, the saltwater fish would take care of themselves. God should have told Noah to construct a miles-long floating terrarium and a miles-long…