Another monument to something that never happened. Allegorical text of the Bible is not literally true but it has lessons to teach. People believe in the tales told through text, carving and painting in Hindu Temples and of the Ramakien in Buddhist Temples. Buddhism is based on the life and teachings of an actual, historical person but most of the historical tales related in the murals and reliefs never happened but they are intermixed with depictions of actual events.
I don’t want to condem any of this but it’s necessary to keep grounded in what has happened an why. The geological history of the earth is written in the rocks and formations and we had best not deny it but should study it.
It's also not original to the Bible. It is stolen from the Epic of Gilgamesh.
Please provide evidence that the biblical flood account is an allegory. You will have to begin with the text itself, giving evidence from it that demands we see the account as allegorical.
I agree that we can determine a great deal by examining geology, and by observing natural processes in operation today.
Studying these is critical
[-3] April 14, 2016 at 11:27pm
Trump’s badmouthing and trash talking works very well. He’s likely to win the nomination! The Trumpetts attack tactics work to perfection. Oppose Trump and pay the consequences.
@Sagittarius – Actually, that sounds a little winnerish to me. This is what Republicans usually don’t understand. That’s how people win crowded primary contests. Always has, always will. Democrats usually have the big slugfests and wind up with the winner of bare-knuckled brawls who are hardened for combat. They end up with scrappy guys who fight bloody trench warfare and use everything to their advantage. Look at Bill Clinton and Obama. Hate them for their evil ways, but you have to give even the Devil his due. These guys always got their way, for their ability to turn their enemies against each other. It has been done in both parties for at least 150 years, but the Republicans keep sending up these milquetoast losers who won’t take the fight to the bad guys, and I’m sick of it. Now, all I’m hearing from the Cruzers is that Trump is “waging a war on women”, or “he’s a racist demagogue”, or “he’s a nativist / nationalist with fascist tendencies” (all actual quotes from people posting on the Blaze). I’d expect this crap from Daily Kos or Media Matters, but it looks stupid coming from so-called “conservatives”. Take this politically correct bovine excrement and fertilize the back forty with it, but don’t fling it at each other. And I will keep saying it: Cruz will be mathematically eliminated Tuesday, and at a “contested convention”, the Republican establishment will NEVER let Cruz get the nomination. Go in with Trump and the big win! Or you'll wind up having to choose between Hillary and Jeb.
Read above response to KS person.
April 14, 2016 at 11:12pm
Bad move for the rocket scientists, if any are still alive. Try again? Okay if any are left.
 April 10, 2016 at 7:04pm
Threatening or, rather promising riots if Trump doesn’t win is certainly the height of American politics. Especially since any Trump win will be by less than half the Republican primary voters.
April 10, 2016 at 6:44pm
Zarif said that Iran’s defensive capabilities were excluded from the landmark nuclear agreement.
I’d guess a robust nuclear deterrent is a important aspect of Iran’s defensive posture. Additionally a preemptive strike against their three most dangerous enemies – America, Israel and Saudi Arabia – might be the ultimate Iranian defense.
 April 8, 2016 at 11:01pm
The sergeant should do what we all should all do. Train and arm your wife and any kids of age. Be observant around your house and neighborhood. Keep calm but aware.
 April 5, 2016 at 5:26pm
There you go. By your post you’ve proven Gutfeld’s point. Enjoy your affair with The Donald.
March 31, 2016 at 10:59pm
I see, Trump wins and puts his enemies (and yours) in jail. The attraction of Trump for most of his supporters is that he promises to be an autocrat, throwing enemies in jail for their opposition. Particularly evil are those who call themselves conservative but who cannot see the wonder that is Trump.
 March 31, 2016 at 12:18am
“The truth will set you free!” Well anyhow it will cost you your job.
Well, at least she's free to find an employer with a spine, that needs someone who can read the truth in front of a camera without her Socialist Conditioning giving her an aneurysm.
 March 31, 2016 at 12:12am
Trump is a would be autocrat. Why any Reagan conservative would support him, I cannot understand. Trump is not what the Tea Party wanted. He is someone who would “get things done” but they will destroy the republic.
All of our Republican candidates have been less than conservative this election. Talking about each other's physical attributes and pushing blame isn't conservative. Obama did that his first 6 years and IO had hoped we wouldn't see that kind of politics again. Trump and Cruz have both been primary Blamers-In-Chief. Both play gutter politics. Personal responsibility is a conservative trait. Neither Trump more Cruz has shown personal responsibility. Instead, BOTH have made it PERSONAL.
 March 27, 2016 at 5:36pm
Of course the fact that Pakistani Christians were attacked and murdered on Easter is well known to Obama and his administration. Our government has as one of its goals the silencing and marginalization Christians. The genocide in Syria and in Iraq of Christians and other minorities has been covertly encouraged and has been covered up as long as possible. The refugees who are Muslim and even Potentially ISIS are favored over Christians. In the USA the government searches for ways to suppress long held beliefs and actions.
 March 19, 2016 at 10:52pm
Perhaps you don’t recall that Reagan was a true conservative. Maybe you weren’t about then. Trump has no moral base. He’s an opportunist without any foundation.
 March 19, 2016 at 10:48pm
Answer them, yes. Lie about them, not without responses.
 March 19, 2016 at 8:30pm
By your enemies you shall be known. Some of Trump’s self declared implacable enemies include Ted Cruz (of course – lyin Ted), Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Charles Krauthammer, Megyn Kelly, and anyone who has said the smallest thing critical of him. Trumpetts enthusiastically voice agreement and proceed to bash them and call for their firing or even exile. I wonder if that will be before or after Trump sues them for their questions and opinions. Trump is his own and only foreign policy advisor. He is going to get things done through amorphous deals or by just bulling then through.
And this man is likely to be the next president because he will run against the most flawed and corrupt democrat ever to run.
[-1] March 18, 2016 at 4:53pm
If not, BLM will teach them.
 March 17, 2016 at 7:31pm
What’s a few kids in Flint? I mean she has a near perfect anti business record after all. We’re are your prioritie?
March 13, 2016 at 5:48pm
When Rubio loses in Florida, he won’t even be able to get a job as a clerk in a convenience market. There will be consequences for opposing the Donald. Look out Megan Kelly and Charles Krauthammer.
 March 11, 2016 at 4:38pm
I was a long time Goldwater supporter as was my Dad. When he was running for reelection to the Senate, he would travel up to the mine and walk through the mine yard as the afternoon shift was coming up from underground. He would visit and joke with us as friendly and humble as could be, giving assurances on important legislation. The thing was, there were about 80% Mexican American and union workers. Most of my fellow worker would go on to vote for whoever the union told us to. Now Goldwater would gain a fair number of votes but he was primarily there to visit with citizens he represented.
The racial polarization of the 1964 was brought about by the Democratic machine who, at the same time hid the racist LBJ who began the Democratic Party’s manipulation of Black America. Unfortunately there isn’t anyone remotely as genuine as Goldwater nor has there been anyone since Reagan.
[-3] March 8, 2016 at 11:48pm
I see that you’re anti conservative now. We’ll see how your Trumpian authoritarianism works out for you.
Good catch phrase..... See your a simpleton blinded by the Sol Alinsky tactics designed by Jeff Roe and Glenn Beck to ignore the obvious history of Cruz and lack of actual accomplishment. Listen, being an opportunist is not an achievement. WHAT HAS THIS MAN EVER DONE??? OH, argued a case in front of the Supreme Court...maybe disrupted Congress to bring attention to himself instead of in the time he was there finding ways to reduce the budget deficit, or improve trade imbalances, or maybe he could have aligned with Democrats to build a coalition that would have supported his run for the Presidency, ..no, like most Sol Alinsky blinded fools...you drank the Kool-aid and the fake tears. You know why Evangelicals moved from Cruz>>>>GOD DID NOT SEND CRUZ AS THAT BLASPHEMER BECK HAS SAID OVER AND OVER AGAIN..He's a man, and probably the most intelligent....but his character's what's flawed. His inability to make his case to Republicans beyond rhetoric and talking points is why HE'S LOSING TO A MAN THAT HAS ACHIEVED MORE IN HIS LIFE THAN EVERY CANDIDATE, AND THEIR FAMILY 10 GENERATIONS BACK. Say what you will because your blinded by ideology. CRUZ CANNOT WIN THE GENERAL...HE'S NOT READY AND YOU JACKTARDS ARE RISKING HIS FUTURE BY CAUSING THIS DIVIDE IN THE ELECTORATE BECAUSE ..YOU'RE TOO STUPID TO REALIZE A TRUMP-CRUZ TICKET FROM THE BEGINNING COULD HAVE GIVEN US THE WHITEHOUSE FOR 16 YEARS AND CHANGED THIS NATION FOR A HALF OF MILLENNIUM AT LEAST!! Keep lying BECK!!!!!
JTG--I would never say there's anything such as a perfect candidate, but it is completely ridiculous to claim Cruz has never done anything. He has a pretty decent resume--
Professional Experience: (https://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/135705/ted-cruz#.VtXJ8nZOlE8)
-Senator, United States Senate, 2012-present
-Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius Limited Liability Partnership, 2008-present
-Adjunct Professor of Law, United States Court Litigation, University of Texas School of Law, 2004-2009
-Solicitor General of Texas, Office of the Attorney General, 2003-2008
-Director, Office of Policy Planning, Federal Trade Commission, 2001-2003
-Coordinator, Department of Justice, Bush-Cheney Transition Team, 2000-2001
-Domestic Policy Advisor, Bush Presidential Campaign, 1999-2000
-Associate Deputy Attorney General, United States Department of Justice, 2001
-Associate, Cooper/Carvin & Rosenthal, 1997-1999
-Law Clerk, Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, Supreme Court of the United States, 1996-1997
-Law Clerk, Judge J. Michael Luttig, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1995-1996
JTG, You might also realize that Cruz has authored 70 U.S. Supreme Court briefs and presented 43 oral arguments, including arguing nine cases before the United States Supreme Court. Cruz's record of having argued before the Supreme Court nine times is more than any practicing lawyer in Texas or any current member of Congress.
Again, while I would not hold Cruz up to be a perfect candidate, he has a long history of standing firm on his support for the Constitution and being fairly consistent on his principles. No one is perfect--especially in politics. However, to trash Cruz as you have is dishonest.
 March 8, 2016 at 11:45pm
They are Trumpian authoritarians. They are anti conservative now.