This has been shown or taught to you once before, here: http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T...<quoted text>
Where does it say that?
I would like to see the scripture where the bible says the whole world.
Yes, traditionally Christians believed it was the whole world. Some probably still do. But the bible didnt say the whole world.
The mountains were probably covered in snow like they are today.
Genesis 7:19 When the waters had swelled much more upon the earth, all the highest mountains everywhere under the sky were *(covered)*.(Gen 7:19 TNK) Tanakh Masoretic Text.
TAR Genesis 7:19 ??????????TAR Genesis 7:19)The Targumim, Aramaic Old Testament (not sure font will show)
Here's the Septuagint for shits and giggles.
LXT Genesis 7:19 t? d??d???pe???te? sf?d?a sf?d????p? t??????a?*(?pe?????e?)* p??ta t???? t??????????p???t? t?????a???(Gen 7:19 LXT)
Covered means completely submerged. No room for variance there.
Explain how a massive local flood (covered) all "highest" mountains under the sky.
"all the highest mountains everywhere under the sky were (covered)"<<<Fro m Genesis.
Explain how it is in the words of your mythical deity talking to the Noah myth, said it will never>>>"again destroy all living things, as I have done"<<<when it never destroyed all living things to begin with.
Your deity either destroyed all living things in a global flood, or, it didn't in a local flood.
Your deity either covered "all highest mountains under the sky:, or it didn't.
Sure, go ahead and say it was a local flood. Now fill in the blanks and inconsistencies that arise when you do that.