To the editor:
I figure it's better late than never. I wanted to comment on the article done by Michael Dekker in the Sept. 15 paper, front page. The article was entitled, "Earth is flat, say Lawrence theorists." Will these people never cease their misrepresentations of the Bible? Do they have nothing better to do with their time that to mislead people concerning what the Bible teaches and does not teach?
The Bible does not teach that the world is flat, but just the opposite! Isaiah 40:21-22 teaches that God sits on the CIRCLE of the earth! "Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? Have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth." When the Bible has reference to the "four corners of the earth," it is not speaking of a flat earth, but to the directions of north, south, east and west. To state that religion and the Bible teach that the earth is flat is disingenuous. In fact, the teaching of the earth being flat began with science, not religion.
What about pi? The Bible DOES not teach against the scientific pi, 3.14. The Bible writer simply rounds down the figures as virtually every person does. If one DOES THE MATH regarding the numbers given in (I Kings 7:23), the answer is right on the button! What about the figures?
Insert the values for pi and see of there is a problem. 30/2(5)=3. We read the equation: 30 Cubits (the circumference of the "molton sea") divided by two times five (half the diameter, to cubits is the radius, five cubits) is equal to three. For the reader's interest, 47.6288/2(79381) = 3.0000. This argument falls of its own weight.
These folks are just afraid that their precious religion will be affected, the religion of Darwinism. Let these critics get on the polemic platform and defend what they believe. Then all will see the foolishness of their arguments!
Dale Du Verney,