We realize that stuff.And those societies and cultures where around for ten thousand years before "THE" flood as portrayed in the Bible, that I perceive to be mythical.
China has written history from before "the same" and they did not get wiped out.
Egypt, an advanced culture has written history from before "the same", they did not get wiped out.
"My perception of the bible" is it's a story written to promote a race of people above all others and to justify their hate, blood lust, perversion, theft, and evil
What is your problem? It's just a BOOK, and as with ANY book, people will and DO, perceive things differently.
Aren't you glad we don't live in some CommunisTic type country, where reading (among other things) is sometimes dictated!!! Wouldn't that just SUCK!
PS: Your post reads much more intelligently, and far less accusatory now!! Good job!