An oblong box would have NO stability and would be at the mercy of the waves. God knows that would not work well.
An ARK is not a boat, it is a 'chest' in which you place objects for safe keeping.
Was the Ark of the Covenant in the shape of a boat? No, it was an oblong box.
Out of courtesy, I give you some information on Noah's Ark;
 July 10, 2016 at 9:58am
Jehovah’s Witnesses have been encouraging everyone to seek the true God Jehovah and the ransom sacrifice of his only begotten son Jesus for a long time now. Encouraging Bible study to understand the will of God and to seek his righteous Kingdom. – Matthew 24:14
We may be at a tipping point, the foretold tribulation period seems to be quickly arriving upon mankind.
[-45] July 7, 2016 at 6:13pm
The laws and principles of righteous living are learned from God’s Word, the Holy Scriptures.
Not everyone is willing to listen to those words, as is evident from the present confusion over what God has caused to be written. Many want to write their own laws, to live their own lives free from discipline.
No one is an atheist or a non christian because they don't want to live with rules or discipline. They're atheists because no religion makes any compelling claim to the truth, or even plausibility.
And, pray tell, what truth claims does, and/or can, atheism make?
You'll have to forgive utopia. He thinks his bad and/no non-arguments for religion that he just makes up that you don't accept mean that you have to come up with 'something better'. He's the 'explain it perfectly or I win by default' type of 'debater'
Oh my! look at all those down votes.
Evidently they do not like to hear the word "discipline" in connection with God requiring it.
Atheism accepts that we live in a natural world without supernatural agencies.
Has yet to be disproven and makes more sense than magic.
Where are lasers mentioned in the Bible? Lasers are a development of quantum physics.
You mention an antichrist whatever that is, but antimatter actually exists.
One more thing. There is no true vacuums of nothingness. Virtual particles are always popping in and out of existence, and may explain the Big Bang.
Don't forget that real science has only been going on for a few years of the 150,000 years of humanity.
" take your unruly son to the edge of town and stone him "
" masters, don't beat your slaves to death"
" slaves, be kind to your masters"
" raped daughters, marry your rapists "
You mean those laws of " righteous living " ?
Of you publicly deny the existence of the tooth fairy, what specific claims are you prepared to make in this regard?
Feel free to answer dishonestly as is your normal response.
[-1] June 23, 2016 at 6:02pm
May I ask where you got that idea? Where is that written in the Bible?
 June 23, 2016 at 2:38pm
Some people do make the necessary effort to understand what they read.
Reading requires comprehension, thought and even meditation.
[-1] June 23, 2016 at 1:40pm
I understand. But it might be better to say, Satan caused death for mankind, he didn’t create death. This is so because animals were dying long before Adam and Eve.
[-1] June 23, 2016 at 1:35pm
Moses is still dead but awaiting the promised resurrection. – John 5:25-29
 June 20, 2016 at 12:09pm
Because Satan blinds the minds of those who disrespect the true God and his Son.
These days, most of mankind is without this faith and consumed with so many other matters due to a lack of education. They think they are intelligent but are without useful knowledge.
- 2 Corinthians 4:3-4
[-1] June 17, 2016 at 8:31am
Matt Walsh wrote a well crafted commentary and in it he said “Our desire for a great doctor, a force that can come and solve evil, is evidence that such a force exists.” “His name is God”.
His name is Jehovah. (Psalms 83:18)
God’s Kingdom is mankind’s future and it will be founded on righteousness. Jesus Christ is the king and he will see to it. – Matthew 24:14
I think there are at least 2 reasons for that.
1: It's to make us stronger. You don't make your muscles stronger by lifting the same 5 pounds every day, and neither do you make your critical thinking skills any better by doing the same simple puzzles over and over again. By pushing yourself, you're putting yourself through a kind of suffering that is necessary to improve.
2: God allows free will. This means that if the next door neighbor intends to kill your wife and kids, then god can't stop him because doing so would be defeating the purpose of free will.
 June 16, 2016 at 10:21am
Consider four faithful people mentioned in the Bible who suffered despair to the point of not wanting to go on.
Rebekah: “If this is the way it is, why should I go on living?”—Genesis 25:22.
Moses: “Please kill me right now. . . . Do not make me see any more calamity.”—Numbers 11:15.
Elijah: “Take my life away, for I am no better than my forefathers.”—1 Kings 19:4.
Job: “Why did I not die at birth?”—Job 3:11.
If you read the Bible accounts about these people, you will find that their circumstances changed for the better—and in ways that they could not have foreseen. The same might be true for you my friend. (Ecclesiastes 11:6) Do not give up my friend!
 June 15, 2016 at 4:27pm
What does God’s Word say about the use or mis-use of blood?
TheD- As WF stated, moderation is the key. Jesus did not get drunk, because he was perfect and would not go against Jehovah's law. Many times in the bible it states to provide wine to the weary, but forbids drunkenness.
 June 10, 2016 at 9:35am
Perhaps that was so, but here is information to consider:
Just seconds after posting Hebrews 4:12, someone voted down the scripture.
See what I mean?
 June 6, 2016 at 11:24am
For the word of God is alive and exerts power and is sharper than any two-edged sword and pierces even to the dividing of soul and spirit, and of joints from the marrow, and is able to discern thoughts and intentions of the heart. (Hebrew 4:12)