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A Facebook user asked me, Moses wrote in the Book of Job(s) that “the earth is hanging upon nothing.” (Job 26:7) How did Moses knew that? Telescopes didn’t existed back then! (SIC)

Supposing Moses was a real man and that this was in fact something he claimed to know, it would have obviously been without any evidence (like nobody still does that). Moses could have developed an idea, and so what? There’s no debating whether ancient human beings were capable of having an imagination, but an idea is a long way from a proof, for example take Democritus in 400 BC, he proposed the atom with his atomic theory, he had no idea atoms existed, but he had the idea and we now know he was in essence, correct. We do not consider Democritus to be a prophet or any of his theories to prove the existence of a deity, and we would not should he have made such claims.

Let’s not even get started on Calendars that go back 6500 years before Moses was supposedly born (roughly, yes roughly, because nobody knows, 1500 BC) such as the Warren field calendar, see ‘World’s oldest calendar’ discovered in Scottish field. It makes me wonder how much evidence a religious person can ignore, before being religious, and whether or not, they can be considered rational thinkers, because of this deluded manner of thinking.

More recently, Einstein proposed that the Earth pressed onto the fabric of time and space with an impression in resemblance of a dimple on the face. This is part of the theory of general relativity. It suggests that Earth is not hanging, but is sunken into the fabric of space-time. This has been proven by experimentation by the recent NASA Gravity Probe (GP-B). Summarised, the space-time around the Earth is distorted, that’s because Earth is pressing onto it and stretching it, by its mass and other factors, like when a heavy object is placed onto a blanket.

Of course, what Moses suggested is open to interpretation, but I’d suggest he believed Earth is not hanging, as in, by string. But what Moses fails to do, is produce an explanation for what Earth is doing, leaving every possible agreeable theory to fill the blank. For example, Moses could have just said “Earth is resting on fabric”. Very confusing, and I can hardly believe a creature created the universe just to make such unclear statements, I hope he gets my name wrong when he sends the grim reaper.

More confusingly still, the bible is rife with scientific errors, https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Biblical_scientific_errors opens in new window.

Secondly the Facebook user wrote, According to Chronology, the Bible is 3,500 years old, & if you doubt this, go to a *Museum not the Internet. The Bible has been translated into about 2,600 languages, and billions of copies printed & distribute. More than 90 percent of the people in the world can read the Bible in their own language. And each week, more than a million people get a Bible! Yes, there is no other book like the Bible. Have a Bible question?

First of all, I do not doubt this nor do I believe it, in fact, it does not matter as I believe the age of the Bible is an irrelevance in the view of it being a contributor to the Bibles authenticity. Its age does nothing to prove the existence of a God, in fact, it’s not even that old compared to other documents and ideas that predate it, so it’s the content inside the Bible that is up for debate. The fact is the contents are full of illogical and scientific errors. The universe is billions of years old, 3500 years is such a small time span, if it was written 13.7 billion years ago and accurate, during a time when there were no human beings, then I’d reconsider my view. But it was not written before humanity, it was written with the assistance of mankind, years after the people that were supposedly part and parcel of the stories it contains.

And regarding the question “Have a Bible Question”? My response is, simply, have you questioned the Bible?

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