A Student of History

August 4, 2006

Noah’s Ark

Filed under: The past that is still with us — John Maass @ 8:15 pm

In a previous post, I mentioned an ABC news article on a group of self-described “Christian Archaeologists” who claim to have found Noach’s Ark.  It is in Iran.  Not Turkey, as previous claims have asserted.  Anyway, the group (B.A.S.E.) has posted photos of their findings at their website.


Ahhhh……is it me or do I just see a bunch of rocks?  The group states that “Recently the search for Noah’s ark has exploded with media attention after we shared pictures of a rock formation found on a high mountain in Iran. I have been careful to position all comments that I am not claiming to conclusively to have found the ark. I am not however dismissing the potential of that find in Iran has significant historical relevance. We think that the Bible and other sources point to Iran as being the most probable resting place for the Ark.”  I still don’t see more than rocks.


  1. Yes, well it is strange isn’t it that the Harry Potter/Da Vinci code controlled media never portrays Christians but as foolish or scandalized people? Perhaps some will have noticed the trend. I believe if one examines and considers the matter carefully they will see that the current function of the mass media these days is not to inform and enlightened, but rather to brainwash and manipulate. Consequently, I am inclined to see the above “story” is in reality another exercise at Christians bashing, regardless of whether the would-be archeologists are sincere or not.

    Comment by William Thomas Sherman — August 5, 2006 @ 3:08 am | Reply

  2. If you mean the ABC story, I don’t take it as bashing. I think a great deal of circumspection should meet claims to have found “Noah’s Ark” especially when the pictures posted at the site are at best incoclusive.

    Comment by John Maass — August 5, 2006 @ 2:37 pm | Reply

  3. When are Christians ever portrayed by the current mass media in a positive light? And yet, along with with a “culture” that celebrates and supports sorcery and witchcraft by popularizing them (J.K. Rowling, the author of Harry Potter is a billionaire by the way), we have shows and movies about angels and demons (based puportedly on the public’s appetite for such.) “The Da Vinci” code is and has been allegedly a number one best seller for a long time now and yet it is unabashedly insulting of (some forms) Christanity. What would you insist that this way all a concidence? The idea that the mass media is disposed to be impartial and that it is not tainted with bias is being not a little naive in my opinion, especially these days. I hope then John you take what you read or hear from them with more than a grain of salt because (as I said above) the main purpose of much of the mass media of today is much more to manipulate and influence, than inform and enligten; to brainwash, not encourage people to think objectively and rationally.

    Comment by William Thomas Sherman — August 6, 2006 @ 6:16 pm | Reply

  4. Ok, you have made your point about bias in the media. But to be skeptical of claims to have found Noah’s ark is NOT being anti-Christian, etc., or part of a conspiracy!

    Comment by John Maass — August 7, 2006 @ 10:46 pm | Reply

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