This is not logical at all. If God created all things then God could make a
Virgin pregnant, the sun stand still and a fish swallow Jonah. But it does
not follow as of logic that he did. We need to be sure that the style of
literature expects us to take it as a miracle. It does for Mary, not
necessarily for the sun and Jonah is not a historical book - or at least in
the Jewish canon. Remember that in biblical times there was no real concept
of science and a "miracle" is a particular act of God and has no reference
to breaking of scientific law - the usual and wrong definition of a
----- Original Message -----
From: "Guy Blanchet" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: "Ted Davis" <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2001 10:23 AM
Subject: Re: Was Copernicus. Sun stood still
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?
Samuel.D.Olsen@rf.no a écrit:
> I can accept most of the reported miracles in the Old Testament as
> authentic reports. However, this supposed account of the sun standing
> 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.
> "Ted Davis"
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> Sent by: Subject: Who was bothered
> 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
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