I can accept most of the reported miracles in the Old Testament as
authentic reports. However, this supposed account of the sun standing still
is a real problem to me. How do you explain this story and that of Jonah,
Ted? I want to maintain the belief that the Bible is the inspired Word of
God. But this accout seems beyond credibility to me.
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Those bothered by the apparent contradiction between Copernicanism and the
literal sense of several verses of the Bible (more than a dozen, but e.g.
Joshua chapter 10 and Eccles 1:5) include Martin Luther (George will
properly tell us that his comment was impersonal, off-the-cuff, and
unofficial--but then so were a lot of the things Luther said), Cardinal
Bellarmino, and Tycho Brahe. The list could be a lot longer, but these
three illustrate the point well enough.
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