Thursday, October 23, 2014
FORTY DAYS AND NIGHTS OF RAIN
So far we have had three days of torrential rain here in western Maine, but there are still thirty-seven more to go to match the Biblical downpour. It makes me wonder if Pentecostals are beginning to sing and dance and talk in unknown tongues, and lining up for the Rapture.
Did you ever really consider what cataclysmic event would be required to drown the entire earth in forty days and nights of rain?
We have mountains here in western Maine just shy of four thousand feet in elevation, and that is small for many ranges. It would have to rain one hundred feet a day during the forty days and nights in order to cover these mountains and drown the people of Rangeley, Maine. That amounts to approximately four feet an hour. At four feet am hour rainfall the atmosphere would be so heavy with water you would drown just by breathing. In other words, God probably wasted thirty-nine days and twenty-three hours of rainfall during his rage against mankind.
But, fundamentalist people continue to believe verbatim the story of Noah and all the other fables of the Bible. These people are as dirt ignorant as they are enthusiastic for their religion.
However, they are also enthusiastic voters.