During previews of the upcoming blockbuster movie, “Noah,” starring Australian actor, Russell Crowe, as that grand biblical figure, inspired by his creator to build a huge wooden Ark that saved some few righteous persons and pairs of animals drawn from everywhere on earth, you could hear some saying, sotto voce, “that’s how it must have been.”
I’ll see this marvelous movie but I know it’s a parable – not an historical account.
Recently, in Petersburg, Kentucky, Ken Ham, also from Australia, and the director of the “Creation Museum,” debated whether the flood described in Genesis was a myth. He insists it’s not a myth and he knows this because the Bible tells him so.
Mr. Ham mistakenly invokes a biblical text for its “science” rather than its ethical and spiritual wisdom. This is not new. Continue reading