With the recent release of "Noah" in the movie theaters, I've once again found myself wondering how any person with an iota of intelligence could accept this story as being historically and scientifically accurate.
Upon watching the Darren Aronofsky interview on The Colbert Report, I was left wondering how theists could explain away how whales, sharks, lobsters and every other form of aquatic life managed to survive god's wholesale annihilation of <snip> "all flesh in which is the breath of life, from under heaven; everything that is on the earth shall perish." (Genesis 6:17)
After some online reading on a few Christian websites, I discovered that they all shared the same belief that... for reasons no one would explain... god's wrath did not extend to fish, sea mammals, crustaceans, plankton etc.
Now, I am aware that the actual wording in the Bible... specifically passages such as 7:22 where it states "of all that was on the dry land, all in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, died."... could be twisted by theists as an "out", but that still begs the question "why?".
Why were only the land animals "corrupt" and not those that dwelt in water? This is a topic I have yet to see addressed by believers. Has anyone here come across this subject being discussed/debated and if so, where?
P.S. Good to see so many familiar faces after being away for the past, couple of months.