Pagans flock by the minivan up the mega church driveway. Year after year, the Vacation Bible School program sells the same smiling animals scampering up a plank.
Why does a story about God destroying the world make folk hungry for religion? I'm sure St. Noah is perplexed as well. He heard the screams as the water rose. The clawing on the outside of his ark. The collective gurgle as the world died the most painful death of inhaling water.
Then. He rode seasick in a damp, dark, fecal smelling ship for 40 days.
I doubt that felt like deliverance. I doubt that felt like a reward for being the only righteous man. I'm sure the dove and the rainbow's promise were a relief but I bet it still took months to dig the manure from under his nails.