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Life-sized replica of Noah’s Ark 'will sail'

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Ark builder extraordinaire Johan Huibers plans to sail his “copy of God’s ship” from Holland to Israel – all 2,500-ton of the life-sized replica.

One major hurdle to overcome first, though, is that the Dutch carpenter’s vessel has no motor, so he’ll need to rent tugboats to sail it.

However, tugboats don’t come cheap and will cost the businessman, who made a fortune constructing storage spaces, more than $1.3 million to hire for the journey.

https://www.foxnews.com/travel/life-sized-replica-of-noahs-ark-will-sail-to-israel-says-dutch-carpenter-who-built-it

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Not A Rockstar

so, it is like this massive, very heavy cork.

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Essan

Boxes may float, but they can't sail .....   It would last no more than a few minutes on the ocean.

There's a reason modern boats have keels :) 

(Those who wrote the Biblical story had no concept of sea going vessels, hence they described an ark rather than a boat.  An ark is a wooden box - but the "safest" thing they knew as it was what held the covenant.  So must be safe from anything, right?)

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Not A Rockstar

I think of the story of Noah as their version of the older flood stories, but also as a sort of parable about the Ark of the Covenant as well. Maybe they latched onto it for that reason. So many flood stories from that region, there must have been some big ones in various places.

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XenoFish

Can we load all the furries on it and see what happens?

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Essan

{quote] The big ark is made of a steel frame [/quote]

I don't remember that being mentioned in the Bible.  Cheat! :P


Of course, in the original stories on which Noah was based, it was the terrific winds and tidal surge wot did the real damage.   Would you sail that boat into a hurricane? :o

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seanjo
On 27/11/2018 at 9:34 PM, Not A Rockstar said:

I think of the story of Noah as their version of the older flood stories, but also as a sort of parable about the Ark of the Covenant as well. Maybe they latched onto it for that reason. So many flood stories from that region, there must have been some big ones in various places.

I'm convinced the flood stories are hand-me-downs from the end of the last ice-age.

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seanjo

Life size?

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Gecks
30 minutes ago, seanjo said:

Life size?

It would be close- ish. There seems to be major variations in how long a cubit actually was. 300 cubits in length can give you anywhere between 4 and 500 feet depending on the source. 

Dad used to go on about it when we were kids. He worked for Ken Ham ( to give you a clue as to his strength of beliefs) so we had a never ending source of biblical um....'science'.

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Truthseeker007
On ‎11‎/‎28‎/‎2018 at 12:27 AM, Still Waters said:

Ark builder extraordinaire Johan Huibers plans to sail his “copy of God’s ship” from Holland to Israel – all 2,500-ton of the life-sized replica.

One major hurdle to overcome first, though, is that the Dutch carpenter’s vessel has no motor, so he’ll need to rent tugboats to sail it.

However, tugboats don’t come cheap and will cost the businessman, who made a fortune constructing storage spaces, more than $1.3 million to hire for the journey.

https://www.foxnews.com/travel/life-sized-replica-of-noahs-ark-will-sail-to-israel-says-dutch-carpenter-who-built-it

Dumb.

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Truthseeker007
On ‎11‎/‎28‎/‎2018 at 12:34 AM, Not A Rockstar said:

I think of the story of Noah as their version of the older flood stories, but also as a sort of parable about the Ark of the Covenant as well. Maybe they latched onto it for that reason. So many flood stories from that region, there must have been some big ones in various places.

The Genesis version just copied from older stories and the writers created their own version of the story.

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Not A Rockstar
1 minute ago, Truthseeker007 said:

The Genesis version just copied from older stories and the writers created their own version of the story.

What I said, yeah. That it seems to echo the Ark of The Covenant model probably made them like it all the more.

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Jon the frog

lol, building and moving something that's insanely dumb while a lot of people are starving... for god yeah ! :hmm:

 

 

 

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Jon the frog
On 11/27/2018 at 4:35 PM, XenoFish said:

Can we load all the furries on it and see what happens?

Don't know if it can catch fire ? purifying fire ! :devil:

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XenoFish
12 minutes ago, Jon the frog said:

Don't know if it can catch fire ? purifying fire ! :devil:

Isnt there something in the bible about giving riches to the poor. Instead of building this boat. Why didn't he just donate the same amount of money he wasted to charities? Would've been a better use for it.

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Hankenhunter

Is there going to be dinosaurs? Real Christian dinosaurs? With saddles? I wanna ride the Velociraptor!

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trancelikestate

What a waste if money and resources. Why not build some homes, feed some people, do something for society if you have money to p*** away

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DieChecker

1.3 million? A go-fund-me set up would probably bring that in in a couple days. Considering all the fundamentalist Christians in the US who are strong Israel supporters.

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Captain Risky

i guess the next natural step is to fill it with two of a kind of every animal.

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Truthseeker007
7 hours ago, Captain Risky said:

i guess the next natural step is to fill it with two of a kind of every animal.

To bad all the Christians can't get on the boat and sail on out of here.:lol:

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Seti42

What's up with the obsession with a fictitious boat? Think about how much good this guy could have done if he donated all that money/effort to a proper charity instead of building some bible BS?

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Gecks
8 hours ago, Seti42 said:

What's up with the obsession with a fictitious boat? Think about how much good this guy could have done if he donated all that money/effort to a proper charity instead of building some bible BS?

I suppose the same could be said about the obsession with disney and a fictitious mouse. 

The sad truth is money breeds money. So rather than use excessive amounts of money for good, moral purposes. The objective is to build crap that other people will pay to see, so you get more money. 

If any good came out of it, hopefully it employed some people to build it ( not charity i mean) to put food on their tables.

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Trenix
On 11/30/2018 at 7:58 PM, Jon the frog said:

lol, building and moving something that's insanely dumb while a lot of people are starving... for god yeah ! :hmm:

Insanely dumb is believing that by trying to feed the hungry, that no one will be starving or that anything will change. Food is just a temporary fix to hunger, education is however permanent.

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Trenix
On 11/30/2018 at 8:32 PM, trancelikestate said:

What a waste if money and resources. Why not build some homes, feed some people, do something for society if you have money to p*** away

Because it's his money, not yours. How would you feel if someone told you how you should use your money? That's just ridiculous. You sound like a politician.

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