Friday, April 04, 2014

Noah - The Original Prepper


Mr. Shife said...

Have you seen it yet, texlahoma? I might pass on the snakes if I was Noah. Probably going to catch it on DVD since going out to the movies is not really an option for us these days as we are both too exhausted at the end of the day to do anything. Have a good one.

texlahoma said...

Mr. Shife - No, I haven't seen it yet, I'll probably wait for it to come out on DVD too.

I have wondered before if some of what Noah had on his ark was just DNA. I mean that was back when you didn't have to understand why
God wanted you to do certain things, you just did what he said.

Anyway, food for thought, have a good weekend.

billy pilgrim said...

that looks pretty good. getting a little buzz and heading to the IMAX theatre might be a good way to spend a rainy afternoon.

Gdeck Bob said...


If he did have only DNA on the ark it would seem to me he would be a part of a highly advanced civilization capable of DNA harvesting, storage and replication.

Perhaps this civilization saw a worldwide catastrophe was on the way(like a large meteor strike in the ocean that would generate stupendous waves), and Noah represents one of many attempting to save what they could of the human race.

Not likely in my view. Mankind has always been far too short-sighted to organize and accomplish that sort of feat.

Most likely Noah's flood was the results of the flooding of the Black Sea when the land bridge across the Bosporus gave way.
For the stone/bronze age humans living around its shores, it would seem a worldwide flood. The survivors would have migrated southward - where else? - into what we now call the holy land, and the resulting stories of the great flood would give rise to the legend of Noah and his Ark.

This land bridge failed during the end of the last ice age when the oceans rose (they say) around three hundred feet. That would pretty much account for all the other flood stories told of in tales like the Epic of Gilgamesh, the Mahabharata, and other records of human history.

Keep in mind that early man concentrated around bodies of water: Around the oceans and rivers because of the transportation capabilities and resources they provided. That made mankind everywhere vulnerable to the massive rise of the ocean levels and the resulting flood tales.

We do have geological evidence of such an event, and personally, I prefer that view to the one that would make God out to be the greatest mass murderer in human history.

billy pilgrim said...

i'm thinking more of sitting back and enjoying the special effects and treating it like a basic sci-fi - fantasy movie.

you know, enjoy the moment and don't over think it.

Bob said...

I will definitely enjoy the movie, taking away from it only how great the visuals and graphics were.

They don't even have to be good actors or have much of a plot if the visuals are epic in nature and well done.

I just hope there are not too many messages buried away on the film.

I go to movies to be entertained, not propagandized. Good music, good scenes, an hour or so of massive visuals and seat-shaking sounds and I'm a happy camper.

The bonus in Noah is the actors themselves, particularly ole Maximus himself. I will continue to enjoy his roles in this life... and the next.

Galt-in-Da-Box said...

Read the Book, can't wait to see the movie!

Galt-in-Da-Box said...

BTW, has anyone here ever heard of something called
The Book of Enoch?

Gdeck Bob said...


I think it's a movie.

texlahoma said...

Billy - Sounds like a plan.

Yeah, some movies are better if you check your critical thinking at the door.

texlahoma said...

Bob - You make some good points.
(Dream killer!)
Kidding, this one might look pretty good on the big screen.

texlahoma said...

Galt - I think it was a book in the bible that didn't make the censorship cut when the Romans were in charge.

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