> Whoa there buddy.
> If the Torah was written after 1000BC, and talks about the
> deluge, etc, then passes that to the bible, I don't see what
> point you were trying to make.
> Is it that we should not believe anything passed down to us?
It depends on what one is being asked to believe.
There is a marked difference between an ancient myth and archaeological evidence.
Do you honestly believe that a story can be passed on by word of mouth for hundreds of decades and not end up much embroidered?
Have you not heard of the famous Chinese Whisper in which an order to 'get reinforcements, we're going to advance' quickly becomes 'get three-and-four pence, we're going to a dance' ?
> So...the deluge is a fraud? Interesting.
No, the Biblical Flood is a myth.
To believe it actually happened are strictly matters of personal religious belief and faith, and as such is a no go area for me.
So few answers - and not one of them mine.