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From: shydavid@access1.net (shydavid)
To: <frice@skeptictank.org>
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 09:58:13 -0700
Subject: Your Criticism of the Bible

At 08:24 AM 4/12/98 -0700, you wrote:
>From: "john316" <john316@mw.idsonline.com>
>To: <frice@skeptictank.org>
>Subject: Your Criticism of the Bible
>Date: Sat, 11 Apr 1998 20:10:40 -0500
>
>Just browsing your site and stumbled upon this line from your
>conversation with Rich Allen.
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>"[The Bible is] so fraught with scientific error and
>contradiction it's even worse than Wonder Woman comics."
>
>I understand you probably are quite busy, but perhaps since you are
>a "scholar of the myths (presumably in reference to the
>Bible)" and have "read [the Bible] many times" you could
>quickly send me a few examples of "scientific error and
>contradiction", found in the Bible. Chapter and verse would
>be fine and most appreciated. I thank you very much for your time.

Hi. I'm not Fredric, but he sent your message onto the Skeptic-Tank mailing list, so I thought I would reply.

Genesis 1 is an excellent example of scientific error in the Hebrew Testiment ("The Bible"). Humans were not created by the gods (Elohim); plants did not predate the sun; a global flood did not occur; Noah did not build an ark, since it was, and is, impossible; snakes do not talk; females were not created out of a rib.

Moving on to Genesis 2. The universe was not made out of water; the Earth does not rest upon four pillars, nor is there a bronze dome covering it, nore does rain issue forth out of crystal gates.

Exodus has sun and moon caesing their movements for "about a day;" a hord of from 2,500,000 to 3,000,000 Isrealites wandering a tiny desert for 40 years, which is, of course, impossible.

Moving to Psalms, Baphomet did not swallow the universe; the universe was not made out of water (again)....

One can go on and on and point out other examples, and of course there is no need. I have yet to find a single chapter throughout the entire Hebrew and Christian Testements, that do not have scientific errors.

The historical errors are just as blatent.

You're welcome.

Rev David Rice
Mariner's Ministries, Dana Point, California (USA)
http://www.access1.net/shydavid/default.htm

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