How does the popular expression go? Been there, done that, have the t-shirt to prove it! Oh yes—and I saw the movie too! That is my initial reaction to the latest finding of Noah’s Ark. I have been duped too many times before to really take it all that serious.
However, the team that found the ruins on Mt. Ararat in turkey does believe it could be the real McCoy this time:
“It’s not 100 percent that it is Noah’s Ark but we think it is 99.9 percent that this is it.”
Response: How should we respond to such sensational claims?
We can be hopeful that the claims are justified and confirmed by scientific research but we should not be too disappointed if they are not. Remember also that ruins of a large boat found high up on Mt. Ararat will never be convincing ‘proof’ of the Bible account to secularists. It will only be meaningful to people of faith and to others it will only be a thing of curiosity.
Fact is, a number of shrines to the Ark have been set up on the mountain in the past that folks have mistaken for the real thing. So far none have proven to be the original.