Okay.. okay... yep, I follow ya! Ummm... what about those slanted eyes?
12/4/2007 2:19:27 PM
1 The oldest known written language is Sumerian
2 The tower of babel was a story
3 Noah's ark was a story
12/4/2007 2:20:06 PM
This is so stupid, I don't he know what he is attempting to explain.
12/4/2007 2:22:17 PM
1) We have no physical proof that a tower of such monolithic size was ever built.
2) Human DNA, along with the remains of ancient bones, clearly show that people migrated out of Africa.
12/4/2007 2:26:43 PM
Are you sure the chronology works or what?, which sources are you using?
12/4/2007 2:31:31 PM
"According to gullible fundies,
this confusion of language and the subsequent scattering of people
"over the face of the whole earth" took place 500 years
before the oldest written language (Chinese) was created.
12/4/2007 2:33:20 PM
According to historians, this confusion of language and the subsequent scattering of people "over the face of the whole earth" took place 500 years before the oldest written language (Chinese) was created.
What historians? According to Bishop Ussher, the world was created in 4004 BC. According to Genesis, the Flood occurred 1,656 years later, or 2348 BC. The oldest writings verified so far have been Sumerian and Egyptian, both between 3000 and 3500 BC - a thousand years before the Flood.
12/4/2007 2:34:22 PM
"Great + Division + West + Walk = Migrate?"
12/4/2007 2:36:07 PM
What in the world is point 5 about?
12/4/2007 2:50:39 PM
JoeU + bible + technology + audience = PHAIL
12/4/2007 2:59:54 PM
Please stop yourself while you are ahead.
12/4/2007 3:00:07 PM
THE STUPID! IT BURNS!!
12/4/2007 3:24:03 PM
He's trying to lie, but he can't summon a coherent thought..
12/4/2007 3:27:28 PM
"Hither came Conan, the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandalled feet."
Well, I like the prose....
12/4/2007 3:29:02 PM
So the ancient Chinese ideogram for "migration" involves a great division of troops marching to the west? What is your source for this, and exactly how does it help your case?
12/4/2007 3:31:07 PM
@John: Someone had to have forgotten to tell the Egyptians they were under a couple of miles of water during the Flood, or else they'd surely have mentioned it somewhere. Notoriously unobservant, these Egyptians were.... :D
12/4/2007 4:01:48 PM
3 of Clubs
"All nations migrated or moved from Iraq."
Didn't the Ark land in Turkey? Wouldn't civilization expand from there? Or did they all just stay around the Mediterranean till God scattered them? And then didn't God himself scatter the people across the globe? The KJV doesn't say they walked.
12/4/2007 4:28:51 PM
Actually, I believe modern theories state that humans likely evolved in Africa and migrated, but DIDN'T catastrophically change languages all at once.
12/4/2007 4:47:20 PM
Geez, JoeU, we all know that.
12/4/2007 5:28:02 PM
Actually as you'll recall from our previous conversations the people after the flood spoke the same language as God and the Angels: King James English. Uhhhh Duhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
12/4/2007 5:28:59 PM
Um ... historians, by definition, base their picture of the past on written records.
How would historians have anything to say about events that happened 500 years before the invention of writing?
12/4/2007 5:30:34 PM
I'm chinese, and I have no idea what the fuck you are talking about.
Is this the same guy who thought that because the word 'slave' was made up of the word 'woman', it meant all women are slaves?
12/4/2007 6:07:08 PM
@ArmandT - there's apparently a whole website devoted to "proof" that Chinese characters commemorate various events in the Bible, which is where the OP copied his post from.
Did they completely make this stuff up or did they just use some very creative interpretations?
12/4/2007 6:22:30 PM
12/4/2007 6:38:37 PM
Oh my dear God. Well, I guess it was obvious there was something that inspired that word salad (I figured it was either their minister or some pamphlet they had recently read), so this is obviously what did it. Some innovative manipulators actually came up with a little Powerpoint-y web presentation on their "new take on Chinese history". They're trying to get people to enroll in their courses, where they can teach them the power of reading goat entrails or backward message philosophies or whatever.
12/4/2007 8:37:49 PM