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Riddles of the BibleFind out whether or not the stories of the Bible are based on real events. Today, biblical archaeologists and religious scholars rub shoulders with geologists, forensic astronomers, paleontologists, meteorologists, biologists, physicists, seismologists, and volcanologists. They're all scouring the globe for the most elusive and controversial goal in biblical research: to find out whether or not the stories of the Bible are based on real events.

Exodus Revealed. A scientific investigation of the 10 plagues of Egypt and the parting of Red Sea seeks to determine if the biblical story of Exodus really happened.

Lost Cities. Are Bible stories fact or moral fable? Follow biblical scholars and scientists in their research to uncover the mysteries of the Lost Cities.

Search for Noah. What causes the Noah's Ark flood? Using CGI, we will recreate, based on new scientific evidence, this gigantic ancient flood.

The Hunt for the Ark of the Covenant. An epic scholarly journey around the world, in search of the truth behind one of the most coveted artifacts of the Bible - the Lost Ark.

The Secrets of Revelation. Does Revelations really have the power of prophecy? A new theory holds that all its prophecies already came true.

Cain and Abel. Why would Cain kill Abel over a simple matter? How does the Koran's version of events differ from that of the Old Testament?

Kings of Israel. Both David and Solomon were men of infinite talent and virtue. Are they real men who ruled real empires or are they just fictional heroes?

Riddles of the Dead Sea Scroll. Who wrote text on the Dead Sea Scrolls? What secrets does it hide about Judaism and Christianity? Why is the story of the first millennium kept secret?

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Eric Lawson
Eric Lawson
9 years ago

Would the Plagues that attacked the Egyptians not have attacked the Israelite s as well ??

Eric Lawson
Eric Lawson
9 years ago

No proof but evidence?? I find all the writtings of scripture hard to swallow. I did thoughtfully enjoy this documentary however !!Peace!!

Ch H
Ch H
12 years ago

Dear AntiTheist,

Thank you for your kind reply. Let's see, business first. You're quite right that I didn't answer point for point. That's because I, too, would need to study Talmud before I'd be fit to comment, and that window of opportunity closed a long time ago. Also, a couple of years ago I resigned my position as sole representative of the biblical religions to disgruntled family skeptics & the world at large. Seders and Thanksgiving dinners had gotten too unpleasant and stressful, not to mention drearily repetitive. It was like taking soccer penalty kicks all evening. I handed in my jersey!

I may not be up on my emoticons, but I thought (from many a fan on YouTube) that <3 stands for "heart" as in "I heart Nietzsche," which I definitely do. So misunderstood, but alas he was too brilliant a poet and stylist for his own good. If he'd not been incapacitated when he was, I think he would have lived to explain himself & to be THE uniquely qualified judge of German nationalism, racialism, anti-Semitism, and totalitarianism. I would have LOVED to read his review of "Being and Time"!!! Nietzsche & Malcolm X both---my heart bleeds when I think what the twentieth century lost by losing them.

Re how smart God might be (and note that I do say "might be," I don't want to overstep the bounds of good argument), I guess that springs from accepting the finite/infinite thing. All I can say is that any God that's dumb, mean, and humorless can send me to hell with my blessing. I look forward to meeting you there. :-)

I highly recommend Hinduism. You might start with Ganesh. I call him "the deity without a downside." He's one deity who's worth his salt. He can take old-fart deities, however venerable, to school any day. And he's the universal mother, too, so it's one-stop shopping.

The Hindu-Catholic thing has been a strange trip, but it's my experience & I have to be true to it. Nietzsche would say so, for sure. It's the dare we must all take if we want to really live in this world.

Peace!

Ch H
Ch H
12 years ago

Hi again, AntiTheist,

Your reply is kindness itself (so divine)! Disqus won't let me post my response as a reply, nor this little note either. But I hope you'll find & recognize both somewhere around here. Take care!

AntiTheist666
AntiTheist666
12 years ago

@Azilda

”May i ask? ....about The Crucified One. (Odd signature)”

You can ask me anything. When I was in hell, It felt like I was crucified, I had to lie on my back for three weeks and was almost strapped to the bed to stop me moving my neck. It’s also a tribute to Nietzsche. Who signed one of his madness letters “The Crucified One” I am insane also. Lol. He also wrote a book called “The AntiChrist”.

And it’s my own little ironical pun about jesus. That an Anti-theist like me could be in support of jesus as real man, though there is little historical evidence of this. It’s possible. I don’t believe in any miraculous divine stuff, or the traditional biblical image of jesus.

I believe an incredibly charismatic man who preached a simple message of love, peace, kindness etc might have existed, but his simple message was corrupted by religious nutjobs until we get to the monstrosity we call christianity today. Thus not only is jesus crucified but his message as well.

”AntiTheist666....does that leave room for a thin slice of gnostical unexpectation? Lol"

I try to keep an open mind, how thin can you slice?

The Crucified One

Unkeep the faith.
Edit: PS I forgot to add that it's also a tribute to someone else that was crucified. My hero, The Devil.

AntiTheist666
AntiTheist666
12 years ago

Some more Riddles of the Bibble

This was sent to me, apparently it’s on facebook, I don’t know who the author is but they have my respect. Will there be any coherent replies from the religious to each question here...I wonder?

The Crucified One

Dear Dr. Laura:
Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's Law.
I have learned a great deal from your show, and try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind them that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination. ... End of debate

I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some other elements of God's Law and how to follow them.

1. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odour for the Lord - Lev.1:9. The problem is my neighbours. They claim the odour is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them?

2. I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?

3. I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of menstrual uncleanliness - Lev.15: 19-24. The problem is how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offence.

4. Lev. 25:44 states that I may indeed possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighbouring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can't I own Canadians?

5. I have a neighbour who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2. The passage clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself?

6. A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination - Lev. 11:10, it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don't agree. Can you settle this? Are there 'degrees' of abomination?

7. Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle room here?

8. Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev.19:27. How should they die?

9. I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?

10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev. 19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? - Lev.24:10-16. Couldn't we just burn them to death at a private family affair like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14)

I know you have studied these things extensively and thus enjoy considerable expertise in such matters, so I am confident you can help.

Thank you again for reminding us that God's word is eternal and unchanging.

Your adoring fan

???????

Unkeep the faith

AntiTheist666
AntiTheist666
12 years ago

@robertallen1

I hope I’m reading the right articles, there doesn’t seem to be much on the birth of jesus but few bits about him being a fanciful malevolent trickster, bringing dried fish back to life and people dying just because they bumped into him. A sort of supernatural jesus ala greek myth.

AntiTheist666
AntiTheist666
12 years ago

Riddles of the bible indeed!

Surely the biggest riddle is why people believe in this collection of myths and fables at all! It is a testament to wilful ignorance and stupidity! And if anyone believes it to be the inerrant word of god, they should do just a little bit of research to back up their extraordinary claims. Watching this doc is a good place to start. National Geographic’s production values are usually pretty good and they’ve done an ok job with this one.

I can only offer a partial review as two parts were unavailable for my location (UK). I’d like to say I like this doc but I can’t. It’s just ok. (Imho).Good points: - Lots of info, some decent re-enactments of biblical events, some half decent graphical interpretations, unbiased. Bad points: - Overblown, overproduced, repetitive, way too PC. Way tooooo much credence is given to the religious point of view. Some of the major riddles are omitted. Its waaaaay too long. It’s unbiased. Lol.

Watching one episode at a time makes it more manageable. I only persevered with it from a research point of view. If I may be permitted for a moment to adopt a typically religious stance and position myself on the moral high ground. I watched it out of duty, obligation and of course my own moral code for truth and information. Moment over, - now down from high ground to the lowlands of Imoralism where I mainly reside. I watched it to be a better Anti-theist. I watched it to help me slay the monster of religion. This is my Crusade.

Some time ago I struck a deal with The Devil himself, aka Satan, aka Lucifer, aka The Dark Lord of Chaos, more accurately known as legendary TDF poster robertallen1 and agreed to read “Misquoting Jesus” by Bart Ehrman. Good call Robert, I enjoyed it immensely. I wish I knew what I learnt from this book years ago. This book exposes more than just riddles of bible, it questions its authenticity.

Right from the beginning you can appreciate Ehrman’s scholarly approach to the bible. He’s won awards for it. He’s studied the subject for over 30 yrs. As a young teenager and evangelical christian he made it his mission to learn all he could about biblical texts, which included learning several ancient languages to better understand what these “words of god” mean. An important point to remember here is that many take the biblical texts LITERALLY; some of them are featured in this doc. Bleughhh!

“Misquoting Jesus” was a New York Times Bestseller in 2005 and is subtitled “The Story of Who Changed the Bible and Why”. (Please pronounce bible with a soft “i” as in quibble lol). The bibble is full of quibbles. Christianity, from its inception to this day has been quibbling amongst itself about what the texts mean. Remember, a church divided is no church at all. For those seeking the truth about this most important of subjects, try for a moment to imagine what christianity would be like without the bible?... Nothing?

Bart Ehrman’s book is chock full of interesting info, he describes how early christians were already very bookish and literal. Some of Paul’s letters contain instructions on how they are to be read, where they are read, when they are read and who to. He also gives instructions on how the message is to be copied. Some of his instructions are ambiguous and some downright baffling. One can only guess at what literacy rates were like for early christians but it would be a fair assumption that those who could read and write would be in the minority. In the early days you were considered literate if you could write your own name and in some cases this would be enough to qualify you as a scribe!

Some of the revelations in Mr. Ehrman’s book are quite shocking, If you’ll excuse the pun. (Lame I know, but I try ;-) My favourite part concerns one of the best known stories in the bibble, I refer to “The Woman Taken in Adultery”. It’s the story of the adulterous woman bought before jesus by some Pharisees who claim that according to the Law of Moses she should be stoned to death, what does he suggest? Jesus thinks for a minute, draws something in the sand and says “he who is without sin cast the first stone”. I have heard the god squad quote this numerous times. Despite the popularity of this story it only appears in only one passage of the new testament. John 7:53 – 8:12 and is known throughout the world of textual critics as being a later addition to the gospel and not forming any part of the original. Shocking or what?!!!

Here’s another gem. I like this because I know a few pious twits who quote “The King James Bible is the greatest book ever written.” Ha Ha! It’s known to be based on inferior manuscripts and does not accurately represent the meanings of the original text. The Bible we read today is a copy of a copy that has been shaped on mistakes and changes. Can this catalogue of errors really be taken seriously??? I recommend “Misquoting Jesus” to the religious and atheists alike.

The Crucified One

Unkeep the faith

David
David
12 years ago

In the final passages of Exodus Moses has an argument with God. God has given the Ten Commandents to Moses and they both see that the Israelites are worshipping a golden calf (an egyptian deity) and God says that he is going to smite them. Moses says that the Lord has brought them out of bondange, brought the seven plagues on Egypt to do so, made him part the waters and drowned Pharoahs army to keep them safe, and now your're going to kill them? God relents. In the ancient world, one did not argue with a god, let alone win the argument. Who was he talking to?

yorksfaith
yorksfaith
12 years ago

the only parts I really wanted to see have been blocked, why????
the bit about race bein the mark of Cain its not. it was hamm that was the first coloured male, his ancestors founded Islam beleifs, I thinks i might be wrong. and also why would God protect Cain, cos he was the only male air and thats how much he loves us. from Cain we have Noah and Enoch who was saved from death and carried to heaven one of only two humans the other being elijah. ps check out the book of Enoch it explains most of the riddles in the bible, it will blow u away.

yorksfaith
yorksfaith
12 years ago

alot of the basic answers to the questions they pose are actually there along side them in the same books, Cain n Abel, it says that the reason God wasnt pleased with Cain's offering was because Abel gave his first born Lamb from his best sheep and Cain held back the best of the best from his crops for himself and instead offered second best to God. Cain was angry at how easy his brother had it rearing sheep spending hours just keeping watch while Cain spent all day digging and weeding the crops, which made him feel entitled to the best for himself, where as his brother gladly gave his best lamb to God. Cain felt he gave it away so easily because he didnt work for it. jealousy inraged Cain. and later on in his life God does stop punishing him and bears him with gifts, children, land etc

Bill Williams
Bill Williams
12 years ago

this is the most ridiculous bible justification piece I have ever seen. Case in point the Goliath pottery! Just silly.

daniel gonzalez
daniel gonzalez
12 years ago

just keep it to yourself your beliefs are yours only, don't come to this video just to show your ignorance by stating that god isn't real because you can neither disprove it , its mostly a question of faith -recommend reading Thomas Aquinas for a change than come and argue all you want.

WesB
WesB
12 years ago

Has anyone watched the videos of the archaeologist Ron Wyatt? I would like to know what people think of his findings.

farkusmilby
farkusmilby
12 years ago

The Bible is a mystery book, and should not be considered a history or geography book. If you visit, hidden meanings dot com, you may learn the real story. But I guess that would require the majority to change their minds and admit they are wrong. The whole book is about how your mind works and how Christ consciousness is achieved. It is also proven by science. Their is NO conflict when you have the intelligence of mind to forget EVERYTHING religion has ever taught you. God is not the problem, MAN is. The two are unrelated, as religion wants your money, God wants your mind. The church wants 10% of your wage, God wants you to use the other 90% of your mind. Tithing was about you giving over your ego driven 10% mind, not being fleeced by fear mongering liars. Time to grow up folks. Your religions are killing our world. I care not what religion you are, as it is utter madness. God is LIGHT, not war and greed and self righteousness. You are a stiff necked generation.

joe31
joe31
12 years ago

many will claim followrs of him and he will say I never knew you,christ worshiped God,not to be worship,the dome of the rock are written inside the verses of mary and jesus,(pbuh)were gabriel came to mary,and you want to be apart of its destruction,when your on the side who always rejected over jesus instead of the who declare jesus as gods messiah...then you must follow the many false christ

joe31
joe31
12 years ago

well the quran verifies the same episode with more info,its the time that is off when it all took place as, the documentary on who wrote the bible with archiology facts that many stories of the bible arounf 900 bc.

Guest
Guest
12 years ago

Why wouldn't everyone go back to main question I seen a few weeks back?
-How much modern man should rely on datas that were first transmited by "Hear Say" through generations.
Because in the end, that is the leading idea in that docu?
In the end, if "I" as a scientist believe that there's a God anyhow, many of the "Blah-Blahs" in the Bible are something that was put forward at the best capacity of the original author, at that time and this is it.

This being said, these Holy Books from the mid-east, all have cause more griefs than goods, based on what factual history tells us.
To begin with, the judeo-christian bible was not a exacly a religious book at its beginning but rather sort of a diary of the peoples who lived (Passed away) & of lifes of the ones where living in those days.
If one would call "Israelites", these Israelites wanted to have a special status that once "Their God" would show up on planet earth, their names and identification (Through certain rituals) would be in God's list.
And that in order to get "God's list" a little more complete, christianity was born.
So, you have Papa Judeism & the son Christianism while we're still waiting for the spirit!

Because, it appears that even before this mid-east societies began to have a viable language, there were other societies who already had their "Written" languages elsewhere on planet earth.
Just as if the mid-east society was & still is the world's navel?
-Remember the sun going 'round the earth?
-A little correction, please... Among a few thousands other ones as well!

Here, I mean that I viewed a docu on another webstite where they dated language artifacs at a much ealier time.
And weird ones. In south america & Autralia.
More over, surgery tools... & many other weird things.
It was a good one since they explain new technics for dating things that are minerals, not based on the carbon atom...

Alas, that docu is on a french website but it seems that the production wanted the movie to remain "International" & the main speaker does his speech in English (95% of the Blah-Blah). He's Italian.

The name of the docu is "Inquiry on the Autralian Giant man" located on the
"Documentaire Streaming" website, not typing a specific HTML link here.
I think... Cause I viewed another one on "Free Documentary" as well.
A much more "International" website baring many languages.

I almost stopped viewing the TV excepted when I need to hear, view silly aberrations issued from mouths to hears proofs.
Going back to "Free Docus"...
Later on I'll check what's new on TDF.

Pierre.

SFXkilla
SFXkilla
12 years ago

Interesting doc I only have one thing to say "Faith is not a virtue"

Simon Häggblom
Simon Häggblom
12 years ago

LOL who cares about Noas ark like that?

If Jesus could walk on water couldn't Noas boat have worked even if it was crappy little boat? Some miracles in the Bible is supernatural you know.

If you believe a man could walk on water why could you not belive an old boat with some animals in have survived a flood. Remember that God/Jesus also diveded the sea once. Even if God would have let Noa do everything on his own without help and he would probably have failed then, would a God not save his only chosen man and all his creation?

Wasn't it Gods idea to wipe out everybody and everything except Noa? So this is just another miracle like Jesus walking on water.

Next time maybe they could think about who made Jesus' sandals that could make a grown man walk on water. That was some good shoemaker.

...or maybe we believe God had something to do with it.
...and some believe God doesn't exist and in that case why would you think about these things in the first place, dont you think they are made up anyway!

tkurnas
tkurnas
12 years ago

Any true understanding of the "burden of proof" is squarely on the believer. I don't have to "prove" . . . nothing. You (believers) have proposed, designed, imagined and abandoned multiple gods. Those of us who are skeptical have consistently maintained the same truth. We are still waiting.

Guest
Guest
12 years ago

...Yeah I commented too early.

Guest
Guest
12 years ago

Guys, I'm watching this now, I've decided to finally watch it as I've been getting alot of emails of comments since my last comment...I'm still on the first video about Noah and the Ark...Last year or a few months ago can't remember, a friend told me that they found Noah's Ark (No Hoax)....Did anyone pay attention or remember or do any research?...or maybe I commented too early...will see...

Rolands Jaunzems
Rolands Jaunzems
12 years ago

Bible, yeah right. Noah's arch, yeah right. There are more then 24 000 species of spiders just in area of Amazon, good luck in getting all of them in pairs into the ship, and there was no place for dinosaurs and they were totally ignored :( and left outside the arch.? Just in one national park of Peru holds more then 1500 species of butterfly did they all mad to the ship and countless others?
It must be really hard to understand things in life and environment all around us when you are as dumb as it gets, so applying any spirits, angels, gods, demons into explanation is a commonly used tool for ignorant and uneducated. Age of reasoning for me came around when i got 16 and i am still looking for any scientific proof of any god.

gallowaygrumblefield
gallowaygrumblefield
12 years ago

This was an entertaining documentary (I admit I didn't watch all sections, made it half way through Exodus). First of all, it was National Geographic, so there was a basis of quality production to it. The fundamental critique I have with this and all Biblical "history" is that academics set out from a point of view that these events actually had some historical basis in the first place, e.g., the Flood or the Plagues. So, here we have academics saying, "If it did happen, this is how it might have happened."

I hear true believers (read: Fundamentalist Bible Belt types) use these conjectures as PROOF that such events happened. This is the fallacy of authority, the irony of which is that Fundamentalists are notoriously anti-science, but are quick to point to "scientific explanations," but they fail to mention these are conjectures of events for which there is zero evidence such an event ever happened.

In fact, usually relegated to the obscure sidebars of Bible "history" documentaries, the archaeological evidence does not support that these events ever occurred to begin with. We must skip over the absence of any basis for exploring these subjects--no basis, that is, except for their mention in the Bible.

Note how some here say the "Flood created the Mediterranean", and others, the "Flood created the Bosphorus." Equally, in order for the parting of the Red Sea to be plausible, we have to reinterpret what Red Sea means, and come up with a place and conditions where such an event could be remotely possible. In other words, there is a constant adjusting of conditions in order to MAKE the Biblical accounts possible. At some point we have to admit that we could do this with any allegory or fiction, even the Lord of the Rings or The Chronicles of Narnia. It depends on how willing you are as a researcher to contrive sets of conditions to satisfy the story. Yet, that is not science.

Science is the part that says, "There is no evidence of a tribal migration out of Egypt," and, "It is highly unlikely that one family gathered two of each animal in a ship that was so big it is highly unlikely it ever existed." Of course, you could take the position that science is moot because in God all things are possible, but if that is your belief, then why bother substantiating any of the events at all? Don't let facts get in the way of your cherished belief system. There is no point in validating any Biblical event if "God did it."

Even so, if you believe “God did it, no confirmation is required,” you are left with a very big, big plot hole in the narrative. Even if the Flood was a flooding of the Bosphorus or a flooding of the Mediterranean, the Bible would still be wrong, because those would not have been global, world-wide floods. If Jehovah, the All-Knowing, Great Oz of the Universe really did write the Bible, then it seems no small point that He should have known the Bosphorus or the Mediterranean was not the entire earth. Instead, the Bible is full of these little lapses of exactitude, which add up to a profile of a God whose limits of understanding coincidentally matched the limits of human understanding for the time in which the events were written. Almost as if God was really as imperfect and variable as the people who wrote the Bible…

Peter
Peter
12 years ago

The 2 most interesting episodes is missing.Howcomw.

AndyA121
AndyA121
12 years ago

Another attempt to disprove the Bible and God.

roberthagedorn
roberthagedorn
12 years ago

Challenge yourself. Google First Scandal.

Sieben Stern
Sieben Stern
12 years ago

i think i'm watching this for the giggles.

i think it's funny when the narrator seems AMAZED that the biblical myths have their roots in earlier pagan myths.

LINDAM
LINDAM
12 years ago

I watched the first one and was quite amused that some very shall I say intelligent people are seriously looking for Noah's ark come on. Religion has been the cause of War's, people being put to death for not believing and all sorts I dont think an all forgiving god would be so cruel Religion was invented to control the masses and keep the simple people scared. //..\

Teddy Mcd
Teddy Mcd
12 years ago

Prologue - I note from comments so far that some are opting out of viewing this doc. Too, I note, by absence, the nucleus of the board (you all know who you are) have not yet spoken. Hey it's festivus - folks are busy. So I the indolent one will comment and try to fill some pretty big shoes.

Preface - I know a bit about the bible because I went to Catholic school as a lad. And there we said prayers and there we took catechism aka bible-study. I have no regrets about my RC education for it taught me the inanity of not just the RC religion but of all religions. Fortunately I saw the light of reason when I was about ten and I ain't never looked back. My game now is not to proselytize but to bring to light obvious absurdities and just the plain sillyness within the so called 'revealed' or holy books. I believe by so doing it might help to inch along a fellow traveler toward freedom as a human in this very short time we exist.

Comment -I started to watch this doc and near the three minute mark - the flood was being discussed. Here then are a few thoughts on that massacre.

Well, to start I googled 'population at time of biblical flood'. The range makes zero sense in that some say 10 million others say 30 million and some even say 10 billion. I agree that this sounds extraordinary but check it out. Needless to say this is a jaw dropping discrepancy.

My point tho' is this. Even at let's say a population of 100 million there would be no less than 30 million young children and, perhaps 10 million very old folks. Now the kids being kids knew not right from wrong and as such could not be held accountable for their occasional improper actions (pinching a peach or a fig). And as is the case to this day the old folk - many, nay most had come to that point in their lives when they turn their eyes upward beseeching forgiveness and hoping for admittance to paradise.

And what happens? - because the bible tells me so. God - the benevolent one, the one who is there to forgive even a death bed entreaty - what does he do? We all know, because again -the bible tells us so - drowns the lot, every man woman and child. Infants in their swaddling clothes, aged and infirmed living their last miserable days on their knees crying and praying mightily - drowns them all. Benevolent?

I think he had options...

Being omnipotent He could've with a minor swoosh of his mind or being all loving He could've with a kindly throb of his heart dealt with the pinnacle of his creation, humankind, made in his image I might add, in many others ways. There was no need to murder them all - for it was murder. There was no need to murder any. For starters He could have just given them a little reminder - a heads up so to speak. Or maybe a warning; like three strikes and then the rain starts. Or the easiest, because He created them, would have been to slightly rewire their neural circuitry so they would've been more inclined to do his bidding. Anyone of these or a myriad of others would have worked and thusly obviated the global slaughter. And He knew it - I mean He had to know for it is God we are talking about and is He not omniscient?

... reporting from Vancouver aka paradise.

... keep 'em coming Vlatko

David Rice
David Rice
12 years ago

I stopped after 2:19...

Eric71Can
Eric71Can
12 years ago

Good doc, good stories, but total bullshit :)
Can't believe there is people who believe in Noah's arch as in the Bible.
The massive flood is probable (for example, at the creation of the mediteranean sea) and a certain nuts who worked his ENTIRE LIFE to construct a big boat for personnal reasons and saved his family from flood is probable too. But the story stop here certainly.

If one thing, only one thing in the Bible is confirmed wrong, and there is a lot of crap in the Bible, that is proven at 100% as bullshit, then you can consider the rest as the same. If the Bible has been written by god, it should'nt contains any mistakes, especially about the dinosaurs and the creation of the earth and the universe. The biggest mistake of the Bible scribes are about the science "facts" they have invented and also, the too many brutal stories, often encouraging murders or violence. And certainly enough misogynist comments to not have a single women on those religions.

After that, if you believe in the Bible, this mean you are pretty naive, or you take only what it serve you, or your messages for different reasons.

Now in 2011, with all the medias we have, i can make a claim, and im sure at 100% that until the end of humanity, we wont have any writings, "seings" and prophets who said they are the son of god.
Why? Anyone will buy it, but strangely they believe in old texts, written in a time when almost everyone could not write their own names, believes in a flat earth, in monsters, and when we think we where at the center of the universe.

I respect religious people, but seriously, you have to think about your beliefs, read serious research, read about other religions.
And about other religions, why for example, Hinduism is not the truth over christianity or islam or the thousands other religions? Don't tell me YOUR religion is right and the others are bullshit.
Religions are crutch for humans who fear in death. And the religions has been good to control the mass and to justify the injustifiable, like wars.

To all religious people, please note that YOU have the work to prove the truth of your sacred books, not me to prove you wrong. THe problem, not a single proof, only faith.

I have to add that im an agnostic, i believe in god, or a certain form of superior force.

DaveJay
DaveJay
12 years ago

This is a load of crap - The Kouran was writen between 610 and 653 A.D. and therefore has no authority in the debate - stupid people who think it does!

The story of Cain and Abel was purportedly written about 1500 BC. All the K is doing is repeating ancient history (2,000 years have gone by).

That is like asking historians today to write authoritavely on the sacking of Rome!!!!

What is Cain and Abel about?

It is about trust in God in the future.

The lamb was a figure of the lamb of God (Jesus). God created, God destroyed (Noah) God redeems - Jesus.

The redemption is by the shedding of blood - and in some way Abel understood that and Cain did not.

That's it in a nutshell

Peter Bowden
Peter Bowden
12 years ago

At 6hrs18min it is ridiculously long and the only reason is because it is a propaganda piece by those who choose to believe in fairy tales over scientific fact. Dont waste your time people

Yavanna
Yavanna
12 years ago

Well that's 6h 18mins of my life I`ll never get back.....

Guest
Guest
12 years ago

Interesting indeed. I was looking forward to the next Documentary...but 6 Hours???

...I'll watch it some other day.

murugan subbiah
murugan subbiah
12 years ago

Very interesting.

Richard Chase
Richard Chase
12 years ago

I'd like to watch it, but the screen say's it's unavailable.

Guest
Guest
12 years ago

I don't even have to watch this to know what the comments are gonna look like.

Think I'll pass on this one.