Are some of the wild Bible stories actually true? On April 9th, there was a debate at Portland State University entitled "Does anything Supernatural Exist?" In part of the debate they discussed whether the Bible story of Noah's Ark should be interpreted as real history, or a myth. The video excerpt (7 min.) is now online for free viewing: http://tinyurl.com/o6hmx3q .
Some Christians say that there was a worldwide flood about 4,000 years ago that wiped out all land animals except those saved on an ark. Obviously, there's no facts of nature to back this up, with much science to contradict it. So then, some say it was a local flood. But why would you save birds from a local flood, since they can easily fly away. Finally, some admit that it is a myth. But if the Bible portrays this event as real history and later it is discovered to be myth, why believe anything else the Bible has to claim regarding supposed history?
If you are interested in other similar events, other Portland-area community, secular, and philosophical groups can also be found at meetup.com, such as these:
-- Westside Science & Religion Disc.: http://tinyurl.com/bkmhdl5
-- Sunday Assembly: http://tinyurl.com/kkc8nyw
-- Center for Inquiry: http://tinyurl.com/mps923r
-- Humanists of Greater Portland: http://tinyurl.com/kmbmt57
-- Atheists Etcetera: http://tinyurl.com/nhjr3ha
-- Philosophy Workshop: http://tinyurl.com/pzs4ajc
-- The Center for Philosophical Naturalism: http://tinyurl.com/l6rd4sl