Looking for answers about Noah's Ark. -
January 3rd, 2012, 03:41 AM
As somewhat of a christian, I was startled the other day to receive an argument from an atheist friend (someone I playfully argue with, nothing heated) who asked some questions about the story that I simply couldn't answer. He asked me How big noah's ark would have to have been.
I thought about it for the rest of the day and came to a few road-blocks. Noah had to adopt every species on the planet into the care of his boat. How would he have done that? I mean, it made sense at first. Chickens, Pigs, Birds, Horses. But then I started to think deeper. What about the creatures that lived in the ocean? How could it be possible that Noah had gone out to the sea one day and carried a pair of blue whales onto his ark? What about the creatures that live at the base of the ocean, too far for Noah to have swam.
What about the creatures that lived on yet-discovered continents? Some of these creatures are absolutely massive. The ark would have had to have been double the size of Manhattan! How can I believe in a book that clearly makes no sense?