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|Twelve of the clean kind|
“”EVERYBODY'S UP FOR A NOAH PARTY
NOAH'S IN THE HOUSE AND LET IT - "HEY!" - GO!
LET ME HEAR YA GO IN A NOAH PARTY
GONNA SAY NOAH AND I'MA SAY NO TO THIS
MONEY KID (?) MOM TOLD YA SAY NO TO DRUGS
SHE ALSO MEANT SAY NO TO THIS
|—JonTron|Ziusudra Noah is an Old Testament character who made the second great Covenant with God after the Great Flood. He is also famous for getting drunk, passing out naked, and then cursing his grandson because his son tried convincing him to start attending Twelve Step Meetings saw him naked.
Now a major motion picture!
Noah was likely born at some time in some place in the Near East, probably in the Fertile Crescent (dubbed by some the "Cradle of Civilization"). As it so happened, no one but God survived to witness this event, making it a True Fact of a Christian nature. On or about Noah's 480th birthday, God informed Noah that it was gonna rain hard and that he had better build himself a boat. A big one! Then God apparently sent down detailed blueprints of a never-before-considered and extremely complex (yet simple enough to build with bronze-age tools[note 1]) Ark that would hold two[note 2] of every animal (including dinosaurs, unicorns, mosquitoes, skunks and dragons!) that lived on the earth along with enough food and complex rain-catching devices to keep those animals alive for roughly 365 days.
At the age of 600 years, Noah got himself, his kids
and his pet T. rex onto the Big Boat and they sailed around the world in 40 days.
After the Flood, Noah started growing grapes, and—what else?—turning them into wine. He got drunk, danced naked in front of his tent, and passed out. His son Ham came in and saw him in that condition. Uh oh! When he learned the sordid details in the morning, Noah inexplicably cursed Ham's son, confusingly known as Canaan (rather than cursing Ham himself). Possibly Noah was still drunk at the time, and presumably he swore off drinking afterward.
Noah died 950 years after his birth. Presumably, he carted his beard around behind him in a wheelbarrow, as if he were Father Time himself.
Scholars believe that Biblical compilers based the character Noah on the mythical Mesopotamian figure Utnapishtim, who appears in the Epic of Gilgamesh (circa 2100 BCE), and who also survived a Great Flood by building a boat and got promoted to Godhood for surviving.
- Or possibly not… according to some creationists, pre-flood civilisation was advanced enough to genetically modify animals to produce transitional fossils, so a little old ark wouldn't bother them.
- Actually seven each of the "clean" animals (or seven pairs in some translations) and two each of the "unclean" ones.
- Noah (2014) at IMDb
- See the Wikipedia article on Fertile Crescent.
- See the Wikipedia article on Cradle of civilization.
- see arguments for a Young Earth and other such fairy-tales as to why God is the Best Witness Ever™.
- Great Flood Timeline by Chard Berndt, Creation by Design (archived from April 14, 2004).
- Literally, a big box - see https://www.etymonline.com/search?q=ark. But conventionally understood as a boat or ship.
- "And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth." - Genesis 7:6
- Genesis 9:20
- "And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years: and he died." - Genesis 9:29
- See the Wikipedia article on Apotheosis.