Saturday, April 28, 2007

Noah's Ark Replica

This is actually pretty cool! This guy in the Netherlands built a replica of Noah's Ark. It's 2/3 the length of a football field and 3 stories high. There's a photo at the CNN site. And guess what? The real Ark would have been 5 times larger. Wow. This is really cool. "New Noah's Ark ready to sail"

I don't like how they define "creationist" as anyone who believes in the "literal truth of the Bible" because creationist specifically refers to beliefs around the Genesis creation account, not other aspects of Genesis like Noah's Ark and the flood. I believe in the absolute truth of the Bible, but I think getting a perfect "literal" interpretation of ancient words and meaning is impossible in today's world. I believe that the Noah story did happen, though I believe in a more local rather than worldwide flood, since the Hebrew word "erets" can mean both world and land. Literalist would be a more accurate term than creationist (though this guy may be a creationist, that is not clear by the story). But I guess that's not that correct either since one can believe Noah built the Ark and not be a fundamentalist or creationist.

That movie Evan Almighty about a modern day Noah looks like it's going to be a hoot!


Christine said...

Thanks for starting this blog, Wendee. I'm looking forward to it developing into a location for relevant material.

Christine Heinrichs
Madison, Wisconsin

Sus said...

I sooooo can't wait to see Steve Carroll (sp?) as a modern day Noah!!