Re: Was Copernicus. Sun stood still

From: Guy Blanchet (
Date: Thu Aug 09 2001 - 05:23:19 EDT

  • Next message: george murphy: "Homosexuality"

    Mr. Olsen,

    It's a question of basic logic. You say you believe in most parts of the Bible. Do you
    believe the first lines saying : "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." ?
    If you believe that, then logically, can you doubt that that same God can make the sun that
    he created stand still? And likewise, can he create a large fish to carry a man and release
    him after three days?

    Regards a écrit:

    > Ted,
    > 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.
    > Sam
    > "Ted Davis"
    > <tdavis@messiah.e To: <>
    > du> cc:
    > Sent by: Subject: Who was bothered by Copernicus?
    > asa-owner@udomo5.
    > 07.08.01 19:53
    > 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.
    > Ted Davis

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Thu Aug 09 2001 - 06:28:16 EDT