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23-02-2015, 08:03 PM
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Found a great article that goes in-depth about the originations of the biblical creation myth that came from Sumerian and Babylonian myths, a lot of detail in this article with references.

Map of Genesis' Eden in which God planted His Garden

Quote:Ancient Sumer's edin (the uncultivated land surrounding Sumerian cities) is identified as being being the pre-biblical prototype of Genesis' land of Eden in which God (Yahweh) planted His garden. Genesis' God's Garden is identified as a fusion of several pre-biblical locations appearing in earlier Mesopotamian myths.

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04-03-2015, 06:28 PM
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Here's a couple of links that give a thorough debunking of the Noahtic flood myth:

The Impossible voyage of Noah's Ark

This link addresses John Baumgardner's Runaway Subduction Theory, a creationist "scientist" that plays one on TV I guess, he's not ready to play with the big boys though, as this link demonstrates:

Runaway Subduction

A quick thumbnail- the Oceanic crustal basalts and Continental flood basalts movement during the Noahtic flood would have boiled the oceans.

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10-04-2015, 11:13 AM
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Here's a link to my blog (I feel really bad for promoting myself like that but if it's of any help to anyone, it's worth it):

Origin Prometheus

My small contribution to the atheist community.

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16-05-2015, 10:25 AM
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I was looking at the Tower of Babel myth and I discovered the ridiculous timeline of Nimrod, Noah's great grandson and alleged builder of the city of Babel, thought I would put this here. (Doubt if I'm the only one that's noticed this)

Genesis 10:10-11:
10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. 11 Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah, 12 and Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city

So let's go over the list of cities:

Babel/Babylon founded in 1894 BC

Erech built/settled around 5000 BC, one myth has Gilgamesh as the founder.

Ninevah settled around 6000 BC and notable prominence in 3000 BC


Accad founded/settled around 2350-2050 BC


Calneh -unknown

Resen -unknown


I left verse 11 in there because it references Asshur, the son of Shem and cousin of Nimrod, he would've obviously been a contemporary of Nimrod and this helps specify dates and timelines based on two contemporaries.

Now let's go through the cities that Asshur founded:

Ninevah founded around 6000 BC

Rehoboth -unknown

Calah - founded in 1263-1234 BC by Shalmaneser I


So here we have date ranges for these cities of 6000 BC -1234 BC, a range of 4766 years and according to the bible, Nimrod founded all of them. Laughat

Not only does archeological records refute the ridiculous timeline, it also refutes who founded these cities.

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31-05-2015, 03:27 PM
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I browsed through the resources quickly and didn't see the Yale open courses listed. These are videos of lectures.
Intro to the Old Testament: http://oyc.yale.edu/religious-studies/rlst-145
Intro to the New Testament: http://oyc.yale.edu/religious-studies/rlst-152
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12-06-2015, 03:01 PM
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(31-05-2015 03:27 PM)Noelani Wrote:  I browsed through the resources quickly and didn't see the Yale open courses listed. These are videos of lectures.
Intro to the Old Testament: http://oyc.yale.edu/religious-studies/rlst-145
Intro to the New Testament: http://oyc.yale.edu/religious-studies/rlst-152

Thanks for this! very cool .

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26-07-2015, 02:03 AM
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This is the best list of information I have found. Thanks it will take a while to go through it all. :-)
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11-08-2015, 01:23 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/user/CoolHardLogic/videos

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11-08-2015, 01:54 PM
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I I should get Near to get in here and update.
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11-08-2015, 01:57 PM
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(11-08-2015 01:54 PM)Hobbitgirl Wrote:  I I should get Near to get in here and update.

Is Near Near, all the way to the very tips of his hair?

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