Some 8,712 inches of rain per hour falling in Noah's flood, nonsense indeed!
The above billboard is designed to announce an upcoming Freethought Alliance conference, and sometimes I find the antics of the religious skeptics as silly as I do those of biblical literalists and religious fundamentalists.
Freely do I admit that I find some really nonsensical things in the pages of the Bible, especially when I read it literally. But I don't need to concoct ridiculous tidbits such as what is on this billboard to make my point.
My best guess is that the Noah story represents the Jewish version of a very popular and widely held flood myth. It's truly unfortunate that religious fundamentalists have latched onto a literal interpretation of an ancient myth, but more enlightened religious believers are just as troubled by this as skeptics. However, I believe this problem is worthy of consideration on its own merits without straw arguments.
Even ardent biblical literalist and the "father" of modern "Creation Science" Henry Morris never said anything like that.