Is the Bible Divinely Inspired? Part 1: The Flood

At the request of several readers, I am starting a series of debate threads of various aspects of biblical inspiration and (in)errancy. Rather than debate the many controversial aspects of the Bible at once, I intend to run a series of threads. Each thread will be open for comment for one month, more if I see a need for it. After that, comments will close and I will open a new thread.

The usual rules apply: this is a conversation, not a place to preach. Present evidence and argument, not just attestations of faith. Trolls and sockpuppets ejected with prejudice.

This thread will deal with the historicity of Noah’s Flood.

Relevant Bible Passages: Genesis 6-8
Relevant Wikipedia Entries: Deluge, Flood geology

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