Monthly Archives: April 2014

Noah’s Ark discovery raises flood of questions

CNN Belief Blog

Opinion by Joel Baden, Special to CNN

(CNN) That faint humming sound you’ve heard recently is the scholarly world of the Bible and archaeology abuzz over the discovery of the oldest known Mesopotamian version of the famous Flood story.

A British scholar has found that a 4,000-year-old cuneiform tablet from what is now Iraq contains a story similar to the biblical account of Noah’s Ark.

The newly decoded cuneiform tells of a divinely sent flood and a sole survivor on an ark, who takes all the animals on board to preserve them. It even includes the famous phrase “two by two,” describing how the animals came onto the ark.

But there is one apparently major difference: The ark in this version is round.

We have known for well over a century that there are flood stories from the ancient Near East that long predate the biblical account (even the…

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In north-east Nigeria children are being killed for going to school

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April 30, 2014 · 2:50 pm

New Scouts pledge welcomes non-believers

Members of Scout Association will no longer have to promise to do their duty to God, following move made by Guides

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April 17, 2014 · 3:39 pm

“How do we know what is true?” Narrated by Stephen Fry – That’s Humanism!

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April 14, 2014 · 4:53 pm

“What makes something right or wrong?” Narrated by Stephen Fry – That’s Humanism!

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April 14, 2014 · 3:54 pm

Jon Stewart rips Christians upset about the Noah movie. It seems those Christians didn’t exactly read the bible…

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April 12, 2014 · 10:14 pm

GOP candidate claims disabled children are God’s punishment for abortion

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April 12, 2014 · 10:01 pm

Street Epistemology (SE): Richard (HD)

a fine example of street epistemology in practice…

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April 7, 2014 · 6:59 pm

The IQ2 Debate notes of Christopher Hitchens.

Christopher Hitchens hand written notes from his IQ2 debate with partner Stephen Fry…

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April 3, 2014 · 11:35 am