Scalpel to the Scriptures: Vol 10
Critique of the bible.
Genesis 7 | King James Version (KJV)
1 And the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation. – contradiction to the part of the bible that says God is ‘no respecter’ of persons. “Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:” – Acts 10:34
Although God seeing one person as righteous and another as being non-righteous could explain this contradiction, there is still the matter of him drowning babies in the flood. Can a baby be unrighteous and deserving of such a fate?
2 Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female. – eat clean and lift.
3 Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.
4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth. – For all the 9 or 10 thousand year old trees that still exist, you can now throw this baby out with the bath water. (old trees)
5 And Noah did according unto all that the Lord commanded him.
6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.
7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood. – No, because there was a game on, and Noah has cable T.V.
8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth,
9 There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.
10 And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. – Again, heaven is mentioned as being physically ‘up’. From the surface of the spherical Earth, there is no objective ‘up’ or ‘down’. Genesis plainly suggests Earth to be flat.
12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights. – And men, women, children, the elderly and every other animal is drowned.
13 In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah’s wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark; – should we guess the wives of Noah’s sons had no families of their own?
14 They, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort.
15 And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life.
16 And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the Lord shut him in.
17 And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth.
18 And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters.
19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered. – Even Mount Everest, which is 5 & 1/2 miles high? That’s 5 & 1/2 miles of water which could have come from nowhere else but the opened floodgates of the firmament (or a mass of icy comets). Counter to common atheist arguments, there wouldn’t be an atmospheric pressure deficit on Noah’s ark, but rather a pressure surplus due to Earth’s uniformly high sea level. Earth is now larger and more massive, this will cause the ark and its passengers to weigh more. What would Earth’s mass really be if covered in 5+ extra miles of ocean water?
Of course, God will create a magic bubble around the ark, depressurizing it and making it lighter in weight. Also, God prevents the ark from tearing apart.
20 Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered. – What?!
21 And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man:
22 All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died.
23 And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.
24 And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.