human philosophy .... pft !! ... who needs it (Page 2)
LiptonCambell: Seriously, man?
Do you understand what spamming is?
I'm trying to have an honest discussion of the ideas you've presented- and all you can think to do is hawk your website...
ghostgeek: The Hebrews made a mistake. They thought a volcano was God. Just goes to show how religion clouds the mind.
dadman1240: "The Hebrews made a mistake. They thought a volcano was God" .... Really ?? where is this documented
ghostgeek: Dadman, have you never heard of the Thera eruption in the mid second millennium BCE? It was the cause of the ten plagues of Egypt and the parting of the Red Sea. First, the explosion produced a fall-out of volcanic ash that would have produced a toxic bloom of algae in the River Nile; thus setting off a chain of events similar to those produced by pfisteriac. Then it would have generated a giant tidal wave that struck the Nile Delta. This incredibly powerful wave parting the 'reed sea' in the delta can explain how the story of the 'Red Sea' parting into two walls of water was written centuries later. Oh yes, now comes the interesting bit. I'm sure you won't mind me quoting from the Bible, so do you remember this bit?
"And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them along the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, that they might travel by day and by night."
Just think, this was one whopper of an eruption. Far bigger than Krakatoa. During the day, the ash would have looked like a column of smoke and by night it would have looked like a pillar of fire. Easy to see how a group of primitive goat herders would mistake all this as evidence of God. Add a thousand years of retelling and you get all that woffle about God leading His chosen people out of Egypt. Just goes to show how careful you have to be about accepting religious claims.
dadman1240: "the Thera eruption ... It was the cause of the ten plagues of Egypt" .... sea to blood / frogs / lice / flies / diseased livestock / boils / fiery hail / locusts / darkness / death of the first born > Egyptians < ........ at least you admit that the Jews were enslaved by Egypt ........ that's okay, you reject Jesus Christ .... pfft !! no skin off my nose
dadman1240: "Then it would have generated a giant tidal wave that struck the Nile Delta. This incredibly powerful wave parting the 'reed sea' in the delta can explain how the story of the 'Red Sea' parting into two walls of water was written centuries later." .......... interesting this "happened" the exact time the Jews needed to cross ........ you should lay off the "history" channel .... http://dadmansabode.com/
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ghostgeek: I don't watch tv Dadman so I don't know what this "history" channel you're talking about is. You do, though, make a valid point. The coincidence of the water receding at just the moment the Jews needed to cross does strain credulity a tad. So do other things in the story, like there being some 600,000 armed men, giving a population of around two million Jews undertaking the Exodus. Makes me wonder why they didn't stay put and take over Egypt. All in all this is a story long in the making, with the truth being the first casualty.