Saturday, July 6, 2013
If we can believe that the Bible and other histories, legends, stories and myths are indeed true there was a great flood, however it happened. The why is easier as many of those histories come right out and say it, God was determined to destroy humanity.
The story goes that the first man or we might say modern man ie homo sapiens was Adam and the first modern woman was Eve. After a rough start they were introduced into the world, this world. But not necessarily as we know it, because we don't know when, possibly when the world consisted of just one large continent, maybe later, maybe earlier, we don't know. Adam had sons, and probably daughters. I'm sure there was probably incest and intermarriage, if there was marriage. Some have put forth a theory that modern man, and woman, existed simultaneously with the previous version cro magnon, and intermarriage between cro magnon and modern human was if not common it wasn't uncommon. Possibly, if true, this was a part of the problem. But not the whole problem, because man was evil right out of the box, no pun intended, as of Adams first two sons, one killed the other, a sign of what was to come, I think. Cain killed Abel and showed absolutely no remorse, just fear that he was caught, just like most, if not all, murderers in our own time. As time passed and humanity multiplied it got worse. Mankind became evil, indulging in practices that were so bad, so evil, so disgusting that even God said "eugh." For that reason God decided that humanity had to go. Time to start over, re-terraform the Earth and try again. The method was to be a flood that would drown the whole of mankind.
But, it didn't work. Why didn't it work you ask? It was God's plan after all. Well, somehow, there are many versions, word got out. Let's go with Noah, he found out, as some versions go, from God (he ratted himself out) who told Noah what was going to happen, when, and to build a ship an ark. He was to save himself, his family and their families and two of each, male and female, of all "lower" beings upon the earth.
Now you see why it didn't work. Mankind as descended from Adam was so evil and disgusting that the only answer was that they be destroyed. But they weren't, since Noah and his progeny was descended from Adam and they survived and their descendants moved into the future, over time into our present, the evil mankind that God was determined to destroy by drowning, are us. We are descended from Noan who was descended from Adam, and therefore we are descended from Adam, and are a new and continuing part of the evil humanity that was destroyed, but not, as it turned out. If you have doubts, look around you, look into your heart.
To answer my question, no we aren't. Humanity aside from those exceptions, like Gandhi or Mother Teresa, has been killing each other since day one, and when not killing each other we're killing or destroying everything else.