“To think is to reason what logical is to unsurprising.”
Russell D. Holder
I find it illogical when people can base what little they do believe on the most unlikely considerations… even imagination. I find it more than illogical, even perplexing, when people (might) insist on commenting without an explanation to the rationale they use to arrive at their conclusion(s) expressed- as if they might be an authority on anything at all. To find this as their reason [for themselves] not to believe in what stems from (for the sake of example) the Bible. Let’s search for some validity to ruminate on… and start with history.
All mankind has some type of beginning, from which we derive our own history, and the Bible too has a beginning. This being the basis for adding to its credibility. Here is an abstract from ‘The Smithsonian’s department of Anthropology’, found below… and here.
In short, it is impossible to verify the actual events recorded in the Biblical account of the flood¹. On the other hand, much of the Bible, in particular the historical books of the old testament, are as accurate historical documents as any that we have from antiquity and are in fact more accurate than many of the Egyptian, Mesopotamian, or Greek histories. These Biblical records can be and are used as are other ancient documents in archeological work. For the most part, historical events described took place and the peoples cited really existed. This is not to say that names of all peoples and places mentioned can be identified today, or that every event as reported in the historical books happened exactly as stated. There are conflicts between present archeological evidence and historical reports that may result from a lack of information on our part or from misunderstandings or mistakes by the ancient writers.
1… as it is thought… there is no way to verify the actual event of the flood, spoken of in the Bible, and I’d say this is truly in error. The geological records, the Earth itself, speak to those who know what to look for and how to read it. When a child can do this is when it ceases to be something illogical but logical and understandable. Look here or just look to the video provided below… coming from Noah Justice and through ‘Awesome Science Media’.
However, from a Jewish standpoint… now cultural, historical and textual, what we know from what is contained in the Bible, i.e. only to find there is more in harmony than not, and mostly due to human error in transcription than anything more. One article of a less than significant happenstance of this is found here– with the Biblical Archaeology Society and the Dead Sea scrolls (just close the pop-up if you don’t wish to sign up with them). Even knowing is to realize the most important aspect to behold- validity was spoken of (see another article here) and evidence to what is more than speculative is found here.
When it concerns evolution, an unproven theory most rely on, we suddenly see things like this to throw a wrench in the notions we first thought were factual- from the Dept. of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at North Carolina State University. There are many other disciplines to derive valid questions from, fields of study and interest, and when (apparent/obvious) anomalies occur (irregularity) is when it is considered illogical to revert to what might be considered ‘conventional wisdom’ or common assumptions.
See what one Roman had to do with it… the Centurion, and what was found (historic proof, by the Centurion named Gaianus, in ‘The Chapel of the Centurion of Armageddon.’
Food for thought… of a ‘logical nature’.
P.S. Please know I received this comment [All religion is illogical.], by an Australian fellow, Graeme Smith- on this writing… also posted at LinkedIn. Graeme lists under his name,”I help people according to their needs.” To address his comment… my response- but wait, there will be more… much more (this is Part I). I see it as ‘we all need help’, and that help comes by way of the hand of Jesus Christ (God Himself) for all that would believe in Him. Therefore, I believe it takes more effort not to believe than it does to believe, in face of the numerous facts we do know, and that would be illogical.