The French news agency AFP was one of the first this week to report the Hong Kong evangelists’ claims to have found Noah’s Ark on Mt Arafat in Turkey. It did so without a single nod to those who believe the ark story to be one of the more ridiculous tales of the Bible.
The agency’s story also makes no mention of all the other times the ark has supposedly been found. Instead, it quotes the Chinese Christians saying that Turkish officials will ask UNESCO to preserve the site “while a major archaeological dig is conducted”. Um, so we’re expected to trust these religious freaks to accurately inform us what the Turkish government and UNESCO are going to do in response to their crazy discovery. I don’t think so.
And is there a single serious archaeologist on the planet who would be seen dead leading a “major” dig looking for Noah’s Ark on Mt Arafat?
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