In Genesis 7, the story of the Ark of Noah is being told.
Synopsis of the story: God considers that the people populating the Earth have become too wicked and he(she? will discuss this subject of gender another time) regrets (?)creating them so he decides to drown them all but for a few who where considered good and all of the animals who were considered “clean” by god, 7 pairs and the unclean 2.
Issue number 1: According to the same Bible, god is Omniscient( All knowing) so he knew what would happen isn’t it? and if we consider his omniscient to be a fallacy, he could know that things will go from worse to worse as things were going pear shaped in Genesis already: Adam & Eve being disobedient, their offspring committed the first murder in a serious case of sibling rivalry, instigated by…oh yeah GOD!!(Genesis 4). Even us as, mere mortals know that by looking at history we can predict the future, so surely a deity could do a 1000 times better.
Issue number 2: Supposedly, their was a representation of all the animals on the earth, on board of the Ark, so….predators were on board with their preys…….What’s that? God made them to be in harmony with each other you say? Okay, I will come back to you on that one, in the meantime, we know that all animals have their own particular habitat, necessary for their survival…..Come again? Oh god made sure that the conditions on the Ark were suitable for all?? Okay, so you are referring to the fact that god have been giving the attribute of being omnipotent(all powerful) right? For argument seek lets say I agree with you…if god is so omnipotent why did he have to make a flood occur to get rid of the people? I mean come on, he could have just made them to disappear from the earth with a click of his finger, right?
That brings me to issue number 3: Why choose a flood as a means to wipe out an entire population?? That must be one of the most cruel ways for someone to die(i thought god was an all loving god???), secondly, can you imagine the stench of all those death bodies floating around?! Urghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!
Issue number 4 Where did all the water go after this all earth covering flood took place?? Yes we know that when it gets hot and water evaporates it forms clouds,subsequently , those clouds get saturated and what is the result…..oh yeah that’s right, RAIN! if I accept the story of the flood, it means that a 1000’s more earth covering floods must have occurred afterwards because the water has nowhere to go!
Issue number 5: After the flood, how did the world get re-populated? It was only Noah and his family who were left,remember?…we know that in-breed causes all type of issues: genetically and physically……..(not to talk less about that in the same bible, that god has put some serious stipulations of who we can and can not have sex with,this is for later discussion too 🙂 )
Issue number 5: Why bother saving the animals considered to be unclean?Why not wipe them out all together with their human counter parts? Why did this deity created unclean animals in the first place? At this point I am shaking my head in confusion.