God is actually a volcano!

This video by Thunderf00t talks about the story of the Ten Commandments, where Moses walks up a giant volcano about four times and acts like a clumsy dimwit by dropping the first set of rules. He also survives 40 days without food and water camping on top of the volcano, which just might have been God.

Some of the things described in the Bible point to the ancient people mistaking a volcano for a deity, just like they did with lightning, earthquakes and other natural phenomenon.

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4 thoughts on “God is actually a volcano!

  1. The “column of fire” and “column of cloud” mentioned in the Bible is moving with Israel, not stationary. How can we conclude that it’s volcanic? Do we also conclude that the volcano is actually moving with Israel and that they treaded the path where volcanoes are abound? How can such a volcano actually mislead the charioteers of Ramses?
    Is it a possibility that the writer actually had an inspiration making an “analogy” of God’s power to those of volcanoes, common to the readers of the time? What if God would repeat those exhibition of his might today, how do you think we would write descriptions of these? Would we use language that is limited to our age? What would the future human beings think about our description of the same God?

    Do we have evidence that the “geological activities” in the area (where Israel passed through) actually were those described in the OT books? Up to which level of hypothetical statement are we claiming here?

    Natural events, while plausible to be causes of these “miracles” does not go against the claim to miracle. Chances themselves, as statistics would say, would be very slim for the timing of the crossing the river/sea. Recession of waters before tsunamis happen in few minutes before the sudden rise in water levels (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kata_Noi). While tsunami event can be used to explain the natural causes of the Crossing of Israel on “dry foot”, their natural causes can still be attributed to Divine Providence. For those who see supernatural causes in things, even natural events become exciting.

    If Israel experienced volcanic plume and an impending volcanic eruptions, they should have been all dead then due to the ash fall within 40 days! Unless God had suspended the particles and lava flows, and other pyroclastic materials. I don’t think this volcano-hypothesis will stand on scientific grounds. The other comments are quite superfluous since while the other religions “refer” to the OT, they interpret it in different lights. Thus, Jewish, Moslem and Christianity cannot be equated simply and the details left out.

    God is the same — by his nature, God is perfect and thus, eternal (non-changing). If this is accepted as an axiom, then the only plausible explanation for the text in the Bible is that language is dynamic just as experience teaches us many things about the same subject over time. We change opinion as we grow older and gain more experience and interact with the people we choose.

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    • I am not the one here claiming that God actually is a volcano, I never said whether I supported this idea or not. If you want to have a debate, feel free to head over to Thunderf00t’s channel and have a long discussion with someone over there.
      However I will say that seeing as the Bible is not best known for it’s consistency and descriptions of real life accounts (even Christians must agree to some extent, what with all the ‘poetry’ that’s thought to be in there) it could really be explaining anything at all.

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      • Thank you for your instructions.

        As it is, the Bible is not a history book either. It is a book about how the Faith is handed on from one generation to another and how it has developed over time. As far as consistency is concerned, there are scholarly works that has pointed the plausibility of these apparent inconsistency, only if one would try to see. In any case, it’s either one finds reasons not to believe in it or reasons to do otherwise. Either way, its a bias in the choice. Indeed, both cases are includes leap of faith/trust.

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