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Old 02-10-2009, 01:46 PM
Location: Log home in the Appalachians
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Campbell, I'm going to provide you with five legends that had to do with the great flood from the Native American perspective and I can honestly tell you that they have nothing to do with your Christianity or your holy book and these legends are much older than your holy book or your Christianity, these legends are thousands of years old.

Native Lore: Yellowstone Valley and the Great Flood,




Native American Indian Lore: THE GREAT FLOOD.
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Old 02-10-2009, 03:06 PM
Location: On the Edge of the Fringe
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Originally Posted by Campbell34 View Post
The stories I spoke of even if you believe they are myths, still speak of a global flood not a local one. So you would still be wrong.
I would not take as fact something written by someone who probably believed the earth was created in 7 days either. Nor someone who thought the earth rotated around the Sun, or that a universal ominpotent god would favor one race over another, nor someone who thought that the earth could stop so that daylight could be extended to allow for murder of another tribe, not to mention a worldwide flood (Science has shown that never happened, at least not since man's evolution) .....

IF the Bible is wrong on these accounts, how much more erroneous is it ?
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Old 02-10-2009, 03:11 PM
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Charles Dickens wrote quite eloquently about 19th century London and many of the realities of that time. Doesn't mean his stories were true.

I wish people would trust themselves to experience the wisdom within every human, not in any book. These debates would become irrelevant in a heartbeat as people would come to realize that being born in the rural South (for example) and being indoctrinated into that regional religious culture couldn't possibly be required for entry into God's kingdom.

When I did it, I found a profound understanding of love at the heart of all life and was guided by whatever God-force is out there through the "hero's journey" of which Joseph Campbell spoke. Quite fascinating. Just a matter of trusting your inner guidance.

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