I told my religious friend about my post on Noah's Ark. He explained how dumb this would be to try and find it "because it would be dust today and rotted away." Such a remark is how the religious trick themselves into continuing to believe. I honestly think some of them believe in a large drain stopper hidden in the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
Now the real bible lesson begins. Jesus (if he existed) was a Jew and he believed in law and the traditions of the beginning according to Genesis. This brings us back to the time of Noah and the Ark when the almighty god decided to destroy mankind because they were so sinful. He would destroy them by water. It is generally believed that this was because of sexual sin but no examples are given. God in his wisdom decided with Adam and Eve that he would populate the earth through incest. Well, that's what Evangelical people believe so how were the original sins sexual? Please explain.
From the above Ark and flood story we have 8 people ending up on Mount Ararat as the only survivors of a world wide flood and god will start anew with them in re-populating the earth. Once again this will have to be done through incest. Not only did the almighty and all knowing god have plans of populating earth through incest once. He decided to do it twice! God must like incest.
How could anyone ever believe these stories?
They are social/cultural beliefs, and as such are pretty strongly resistant to change. And found in all stripes of people. Millions of people are convinced glyphosate causes cancer for example, despite the overwhelming evidence that it can't and doesn't. Social belief.