Originally posted by Gascraft
What are people's views on the WW Flood?
If you believe in God then do you think it happened?
If not.. then how are you suppose to face the Bible and the truths it holds? If you consider it's used like the way Jesus talked a lot then how are you to interpret what is and is not truth in what you read?
Anyone who has not intentionally blinded themselves to obvious facts, knows that there are errors in the Bible and it cant possibly be true word for word. Just by picking up two different translations and showing that some sentences are translated differently you can show that a given translation must necessarily contain errors. So unless you are sure that what you have is the original version and that you understand the words as they were meant when written then you will always have a problem telling what is correct.
In fact as most Christians interpret much of the Bible in non-literal sense finding deeper meaning than the literal words, it is really more a problem of how you interpret what you read than whether what you read is correct.
I am an atheist so I am just telling you what I have learnt from the Christians I know and they have widely different views on what should be interpreted as fact and what shouldn't and even those who claim to interpret every word as fact have different views on what each word actually means.
As for Noahs ark, the largest denominations constituting more than half of Christians officially believe it to be non-literal. I don't know about the individual members though.