Noah's Ark Discovered!
Yes, this is like shooting fish in a barrel, but I promise it's in service of something slightly larger than pure, unadulterated, puerile mockery.
So, Good Morning America has an indispensable scoop on the recent unearthing of Noah's Ark in Iran by "a team of Texas archaeologists."
Or, at least the "archaeologists" think they've found it since there's a significant problem in identifying it conclusively:
The biggest hurdle in identifying Noah's Ark comes down to "gopher wood." The Bible says the Ark was made of gopher wood but no one knows what it is.
But that is a big hurdle.
The discovery is credited to the BASE Institute which, so far as I can tell, is a an ex-SWAT Team dude named Robert Cornuke with no discernible academic credentials or religious ordination of any kind.
Still, his cohort Arch Bonnema did come up with some solid insight on the wooden ship they found in a mountain: "I can't imagine what it could be if it is not the Ark..."
Okay, so, whatever. Go be a Biblical Archaeologist and claim you've found whatever you think you've found. That's fine.
But I find it sad when faith is cheapened to such an extent that people are attempting to justify their faith in G-d based on the precepts of science:
[I]f we can prove that the ark existed then we can prove that the story existed, and more importantly, we can prove that God existed," said Bruce Feiler, author of "Where God Was Born."It just reinforces the idea that science is the only true way of knowing anything. Which is precisely what faith is not. It's a different and, at its best, complementary way of interpreting the world. Bring religion into science or science into religion and you simply corrupt the two and look foolish in the process.
After all, there's nothing more foolish than a true believer in the supremacy of science winging about how simpletons are in need of fairy tales that aren't provable.... by..... science.
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