posted on Oct, 5 2008 @ 01:48 PM
What about the incredible number of references to a flat earth with four corners resting upon pillars rendering it motionless in the heavens, and the
firmament that holds the stars in the sky — but concepts like the flat earth, geocentrism, and other silly and blatantly false concepts were
believed and violently argued by Christians throughout history based on these same verses. It's funny how Christians used to lean on the Bible as
proof of these things, but now that there is no rational way to believe these fantasies, these phrases magically no longer mean what they used to
mean. Odd, that.
And let's not forget the references throughout the Bible to hordes of mythical creatures. Heck, at a glance we see unicorns (Numbers 24:8, 23:22,
Deuteronomy 33:17, Isaiah 34:7), dragons (Deuteronomy 32:33, Psalm 74:13, Isaiah 13:22, 27:1, 34:13, 43:20, 51:9, Jeremiah 14:6, Revelation 12:4),
cockatrices (Isaiah 11:8, 14:29, 59:5, Jeremiah 8:17), and satyrs (Isaiah 13:22, 34:14), just to name a few.
Apparently, God believes that bats are birds (Leviticus 11:13-19, Deuteronomy 14:11-18), an assertion that modern science would seem to refute. You
know, since bats are mammals and all.
Then there's the old standby — despite having created all creatures, God seems to be blissfully unaware of that fact that rabbits are not
ruminants. Why do I say this? Because the Bible twice mentions that hares and coneys "chew the cud" (Leviticus 11:5-6, Deuteronomy 14:17).
Here are a few more little ones: snails don't melt (Ps 58:8), ostriches are known to be attentive parents who do not abandon their eggs or their
young (which kind of screws the whole "God didn't give animals wisdom" argument in the book of Job (39:13-17), huh?), the mustard seed is not the
smallest seed on the earth (Mark 4:31), and no matter how hard we pray — and believe us, we were pulling for this one — having goats copulate in
front of streaked rods won't make them give birth to streaked babies.
But at the end of the day, either the Bible is the infallible and literal word of God...or it's not.