posted on Jul, 8 2003 @ 07:04 PM
Well, I agree this is matter of semantics AND translation. But I would also offer that no where have I heard or read that the men ordained with the
task of writing down the Bible (which I believe divinely inspired) were given scientific knowledge ahead of their time.
Can you imagine the scene:
and God tells Daniel "Write down that part about you seeing that big tree coming out of the center of the earth and such."
Daniel reads out loud as he writes: " saw a tree of great height at the center of the world. It was large and strong, with its top touching the
heavens, and it could be seen from the ends of the earth."
God interrupts: "Ahem, Daniel, that kind of makes the earth sound...well, flat."
Daniel: "Your point?"
God: "Uhhh, it's not, it's round...And not even really 'round' but an oblate spheriod."
Daniel: "What the heck is a 'old blate's fearoid'?"
God: "Well, like an orange, only squooshed a little at the navel. And spinning as a matter of fact."
Daniel: "You're kidding me???"
God: "No, that's how I made it."
Daniel: "Which way are we spinning?"
God: "West to east."
Daniel: "Poppycock! God, do you want me to finish this or not?"
God: "Daniel, have I lied to you yet?"
Daniel: "Well, how do we not fall off then?"
Daniel: "What the heck is that???"
God: "Well, you see, if you take a little mass...
Daniel: "What's a little mast got to do with it?"
God:"...oh piffle, Daniel, just finish up, ok?"
[Edited on 9-7-2003 by Valhall]