Why Would the God of the Bible Flood the Earth?

@OneOfMany (12401)
United States
June 14, 2017 9:07am CST
I once wondered why he would flood the Earth, and why not just work to make humanity better. I now understand his feelings. Here is the reason: 1. He liked water, and floods were fun to watch. 2. It's a lot of fun to watch those that you despise suffer and drown, unable to escape their fates. Because he hated them and why they wouldn't just be sensible. I'm a duality, comprised of halves of light and darkness. I understand that this god was the same way. When he couldn't make people learn and induce positive change, his dark side took over and he simply decided to kill them. Why? Because genocide works. I am always fighting a constant battle within, and the degree of wanting to help others to craft a better world is always warring with my other half's decision of simplicity. Truly, genocide would achieve the means just as quickly, and if you could be selective with it, it would be much better. Still, I'm trying to help the world through positive means, but every day I am more and more convinced that people will never change through positive tactics. So, people of the world... what will it be? Grow up, and start to improve this world, or get struck down for being the mongrels that don't deserve it?
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10 responses
14 Jun 17
He didn't flood the world. It rained and a bit of the world flooded and people thought it was the whole world because they didn't know how big the world is. If genocide truly worked wouldn't the world be a beautiful and loving place by now?
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@pgntwo (22458)
• Carthage, Tunisia
14 Jun 17
Now that raises a couple of interesting points...
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
14 Jun 17
That's why I said 'the god of the bible', because this world didn't flood completely, but it did in that book. The ocean raised over 300 feet. That's one heck of a flood, and it sure did a number on human settlements at the time. The wrong people are the ones that use genocide. The ones that could make a difference are too nice to do it. However, if I was god, I wouldn't flood the world. I would simply reduce the amount of breathable oxygen in the atmosphere for a few minutes. Most of the smaller animals can survive that long without air, but the more complex life would be snuffed out. However, it would get pretty stinky with that much carion lying around.
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@pgntwo (22458)
• Carthage, Tunisia
14 Jun 17
@OneOfMany That would be a carry-on alright!
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@dlr297 (5418)
• United States
14 Jun 17
Genesis chapter 6 gives four reasons why God sent the Flood: 'The wickedness of man was great in the earth' (v. 5). 'Every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually' (v. 5). 'The earth was filled with violence' (v. 11). 'The earth...was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth' (v. 12). (All the people on earth had corrupted their way.)... God's mercy regarding the Flood is just as evident as His judgment, and is seen in the fact that God provided a way of escape for those who were prepared to believe what He had said, heed the warning He gave, and avail themselves of the means of salvation which He provided by instructing Noah to build the Ark (Genesis 6:14-16).... as in the days of Noah, so now God has both given warning of the judgment to come and provided a way of salvation. ......
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
14 Jun 17
Build a bomb shelter?
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• Philippines
15 Jun 17
Will He sends floods in the second coming? I started reading the Bible - the New Testament. Matthew 24:7-8. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
15 Jun 17
@jobelbojel The world is already flooded, so only if the rest of the ice melts will it flood again, and even then it won't purge the world.
@shivamani10 (11188)
• Hyderabad, India
14 Jun 17
He wants people dying to repent over this sins. He gave many chances. We have not realized our mistakes and go on committing sins. This is the safest weapon he got to eradicate all the sinners of the planet.
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@pgntwo (22458)
• Carthage, Tunisia
14 Jun 17
I'll bet He got a few of the good guys as well, collateral damage and all that...
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
14 Jun 17
There are precious few people that do not sin left on this planet.
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@sabtraversa (13331)
• Italy
14 Jun 17
I don't remember where I read it, but it must come from Sitchin's mythology (the Anunnaki). The flood was sent because there were too many noisy humans back then, and one of the deities wasn't pleased. Yes, that's all.
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
14 Jun 17
The reason for the flood: "It was too noisy!"
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• United States
14 Jun 17
The way the world is going, they won't need God to destroy them..they will do it to themselves.
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@pgntwo (22458)
• Carthage, Tunisia
14 Jun 17
We are the masters of our own destiny, you think?
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• United States
14 Jun 17
@pgntwo Yes.
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@pgntwo (22458)
• Carthage, Tunisia
14 Jun 17
@TiarasOceanView Each of us a god in our own way...
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@pgntwo (22458)
• Carthage, Tunisia
14 Jun 17
Zero Tolerance, you reckon? Perfect ideas require perfect beings in order to work perfectly, and we are far from perfect in so, so many ways.
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
14 Jun 17
There is still value in people. But I was a little unhappy when I wrote this post. You can tell that wrath unchecked leads to the problems we have. That's why I let the steam out.
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@pgntwo (22458)
• Carthage, Tunisia
14 Jun 17
@OneOfMany Pressure release valves are a necessity, myLot can be good for that. What is it they say... Oh, yes, a catharsis.
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
14 Jun 17
@pgntwo Yes. I used to hold it all in, and then, when I tried to let it out, it was positively explosive! Now I never hold it in. If it starts to go down, I let it out.
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@Jessicalynnt (47880)
• Centralia, Missouri
15 Jun 17
or, those who lived through a flood needed a way to try and comprehend why their deity would do that, when in all reality it was prob more the lines of letting nature take it's course and they got unlucky
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
15 Jun 17
I think it was a word of mouth story passed down from 12,000 BC, when the ice age ended and the oceans rose over 300 feet. Anyone living on the coast would call that a global flood.
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• Centralia, Missouri
16 Jun 17
@OneOfMany that could very well be what it was.
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
16 Jun 17
@Jessicalynnt For one example, England's early inhabitants mostly lived on the land that's now the English Channel. You can imagine how many other cultures were built up in those kinds of places that were 'flooded'.
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@YrNemo (14703)
6 Aug 17
Love your view! (re: genocide because it is the most direct approach when all else fails!)
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
10 Aug 17
Thank you. :) Genocide certainly makes others think twice about messing with you if you're the one responsible for bringing it about. :P
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@bird123 (10518)
• United States
14 Jun 17
If one is to base their view on stories and beliefs, how can one ever acquire the true picture? It doesn't matter what everyone else does, it's what you choose to do that counts. Are the dark side choices really the better choices? Aren't the good choices the only one's that return good results? It's for each of us to choose then learn. You say that no one ever changes. Is that really true? Are you the same person you were 10 years ago? Life is the education of God's children. Sometimes people do learn slowly. Often they change far slowly than we want or expect them to, however everyone learns and grows. This is how you can really change another: Move a grain of sand every time you see them. It doesn't matter how they respond. One can move a mountain, a grain of sand at a time given enough time. I find people do change, however when they do, they usually think it was their idea all along. Of course, that does not matter because we were after change not glory. If you never see the change, know that interactions among so many people are many. You might have helped someone else influence the final change that takes place. There are many levels. In a multilevel classroom that is this world, many are struggling to learn lessons we might have already learned. It might be better to point them in the right direction rather than condemn, hate or destroy. We must remember that we too are here learning lessons. It might not help right away if someone else points us in the right direction, however it's nice having received the answer when we finally discover what the intelligent choices really are. Religion has corrupted many people's view with their condemn, judge, and hate, however really look at this world and it's people. See it all, not just the bad choices. It is a Masterpiece!!! I must say if I were creating it all, I would not have done it different. The world would be just as it is today. So often the true answers live beyond the surface.
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
15 Jun 17
I said that I was more and more convinced that people never change 'through positive tactics'. Surely one person can change in a given day, but the problem children all grown up, who continue to move the world into darker times, are they quick to change through positive tactics, or are they completely tainted by the world and the life they led, that they can no longer hope to improve as a whole? Surely, if the media stopped making the world out to be a terrible place, perhaps we could start to move people in a good direction, but that's not happening easily.
@1hopefulman (32412)
• Canada
14 Jun 17
This world, in general, has a hard time listening.
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
14 Jun 17
That's because everyone thinks they should be heard, even when they have nothing positive to add.
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