From: John Burgeson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Jan 19 2003 - 18:02:29 EST
>>I have a copy of this book (back in storage in Houston) and what is in it
surprises me that AiG ever sold it.>>
AIG's review says they explicitly would NOT sell it.
John W. Burgeson (Burgy)
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>Subject: RE: Unleashing the Storm
>Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2003 05:53:31 -0000
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> >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
>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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