From: Glenn Morton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Jan 16 2003 - 00:53:31 EST
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>Behalf Of John Burgeson
>Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2003 1:49 AM
>I have to give AIG credit. Unleashing the Storm is a recently released
>"coffee table" book by Peterson which defends the YEC views.
>AIG just published a devastating critical review of this book at
>The critique sounds like it might have come from the pages of PERSPECTIVES
I have a copy of this book (back in storage in Houston) and what is in it
surprises me that AiG ever sold it. The version I have has Peterson
claiming that Buddhist monks could levitate rocks!
"An Amazing Report from Tibet"
"In a recently published book by authors, Playfair and Hill,
The Cycles of Heaven included an incredible report from the Asian
country of Tibet. A Swedish aircraft engineer named Henry Kjellson
is reported to have witnessed an awesome ceremony conducted by
Tibetan priests. At the base of a sheer rock cliff in the
mountains, scores of men had gathered to take their parts in the
dramatic scene. Groups of them were carefully arranged in a
semi-circle, equipped with large suspended drums and others with
"As the ceremony proceeded the drum beats and trumpet blasts
were directed at the center of the semi-circle in front of the
cliff. A four foot block of rock was positioned there. The
corporate noise of the assembled instruments must have been
deafening. But after a while the heavy chunk of rock (weighing
several tons) was seen ascending in the air straight up to the top
of the cliff."
"We tend to think of a report like that as being either
spiritualistic or false. It just sounds too bizarre to be
explainable by natural laws.
"But notice a report from the popular Omni magazine in
November of 1980. According to the report, NASA scientists have
succeeded in using sound waves to levitate pellets of glass or
"Could there be realms of technology whcih we have yet to
re-discover? Do you remember Solomon's words? 'There is no
remembrance of former things. There is nothing new under the sun.
It has already been in ancient times before us." ~ Dennis R.
Peterson, Unlocking the Mysteries of Creation, (South
Lake Tahoe: Creation Resource Foundation, 1990), p. 195
Wanna build a building? Call your high school marching band!
"The Gargantuan Stones of Tiahuanaco"
"High in the Andes Mountains of Bolivia, are the stark and
mysterious ruins of Tiahuanaco. This obscure desolation sits at an
altitude of 13,000 feet. It seems impossible that an inhabited
city like this could be positioned where the air is so thin. Yet
this mysterious city may help us to better appreciate the abilities
of the ancients.
"Almost nothing is known about the history of this place. Who
lived there? When did it flourish? How far did its empire extend?
"In the book, The World's last Mysteries, by Readers Digest,
the lead headline reads: "When the winds of the Andes howl through
Tiahuanaco's deserted buildings, it is easy to believe in the
Indian legend that the city was built by a race of giants."
"At Tiahuanaco there are massive stone stairways that defy
simple explanation; they seem to have been built especially to
accommodate a race of large people.
"There are sections of gigantic stone stairways that defy
simple explanation; they seem to have been built specially to
accommodate a race of large people.
"There are sections of gigantic stone walls that have been
hurled to the ground by what must have been a spectacular
earthquake. Wall sections more than a foot thick and 16 by 26 feet
in size, have been strewn around like so many toy blocks."
"The enormous 'Gateway to the Sun' is hewn from a single rock
and weighs as much as 10 tons. Other single cut stones here weigh
up to 100 tons! Like the other volcanic building stones of this
center, it was moved from a quarry at least 60 miles away across
rough terrain without wheels and roads! How did they do it?
"A Jesuit priest who had apparently interviewed native people
of the area in the days of the Spanish conquistadores wrote this
amazing account: 'the great stones one sees at Tiahuanaco were
carried through the air to the sound of a trumpet.'
"That may sound far-fetched in terms of our experience, but
does that mean such a technique is absolutely impossible? The
writer of this article in the previously mentioned book must think
so. He discounts the priest's early report by writing: 'There must
have been people even then who were not satisfied with an
explanation that invoked the use of magic.'" Think! A hundred years
ago, if you tried to explain to a person living then how a Boeing
747 takes off from the runway you might also be accused of
hallucinating or dabbling in witchcraft."
Is there a reasonable explanation?" ~ Dennis R. Peterson, Unlocking
the Mysteries of Creation, (South Lake Tahoe: Creation Resource
Foundation, 1990), p. 193
I met this rather bizarre fellow when he came to my kid's Christian school
for a talk on evolution and the Bible. The school was a very prominent
conservative (and expensive) private Christian school in Dallas. When we
left Dallas for a year and a half and then moved back, we didn't send our
kids back there. I enrolled them in public schools to get them a good
Petersen has some other bizarre ideas:
"There are a number of indicators both from the Bible and from the
physical findings of ancient cultures that rock crystals were used
to communicate through the air. Though this idea may seem to be
granting too much knowledge to early man, we must be honest enough
to continue exploring for verifications of Solomon's statement in
Ecclesiastes chapter one." ~ Dennis R. Peterson, Unlocking the
Mysteries of Creation, (South Lake Tahoe: Creation Resource
Foundation, 1990), p. 199
for lots of creation/evolution information
personal stories of struggle
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