Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Noah's ark found! Up a mountain?

So, apparently some guys have located the remains of Noah's Ark on Mount Ararat. The archaeologists are 99.9% sure it's the real deal but I'm still saying 'apparently' because my source is the Daily Mail.

Check this out:

The ensuing comments (100 posted in about an hour) make for interesting reading. Mostly they follow something along the lines of: "Ridiculous! Noah's ark is a story for kids. It's in the Bible so it can't be true. You'd have to be an idiot to believe something that I don't." Anyone caught suggesting that it might be genuine archaeological evidence for the Biblical account gets a sledging.

But then, these comments are from Daily Mail readers.

If you think I'm being unfair, just read this one (word for word, unlike my above paraphrase):
as a christian i have no problem in believing in noah,s ark but if this turns out to be the ark how do you explain how the ark managed to be 12000 ft up a mountain boats float

This guy needs to put the Daily Mail down and pick up a Bible.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald it wasn't archaeologists that made the discovery, but evangelists. Nice touch, Bruce. Journalism handy hint #1: if you want to discredit a source, use any of the following words: evangelical, evangelist, religious, spiritual, reverend, pastor, daily, mail.

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