Was that mean drunk the best of the human race that God could come up with? If you want to hear some really creative additions to Genesis, ask a young-Earther how there could be no rainbows for a couple thousand years, until after the Flood.
Creationists are probably more defensive about the Flood than any other part of their mythology.
One indication of that is the fact that the seminal work of modern creationism (oxymoron) was called The Genesis Flood.
(Note to creationists who are seriously bent out of shape by these “sacrilegious” questions: this is not an attack upon the qualifications or abilities of the Almighty, but upon Did ALL those people deserve brutal and terrifying deaths? In celebration of all the blessings bestowed upon him, he got drunk as a skunk and lay around naked.
Then when his thoughtful son Ham tried to help him out by getting help to cover his bare butt, Noah cursed him and his descendants forever (and God, apparently, backed up that curse [and biblical literalists have used that as a justification for slavery and segregation of blacks , among other atrocities]).
God states (and repeats–Noah must have been a slow learner [or chronically drunk?
]) that the rainbow signifies a promise by God that He will never flood out the whole Earth again.
(I’ve heard creationists attribute the mythical long life spans of Old Testament notables to such atmospheric conditions.
I invite them to try it for themselves to see if it promotes longevity.) But the purpose of the rainbow is what really puzzles me.
Most creationists I know are dead certain that God WILL destroy the Earth (and soon!