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by Peter Moskos

August 30, 2011

Galileo was Wrong

Since we all know that the Bible is the literal word of God (I'm not certain which version, but certainly one of the English-language ones, since it would make no sense for God to speak a language other than American), it turns out, perhaps not surprisingly, that there are people out there who insist the sun revolves around the earth:
"Heliocentrism becomes dangerous if it is being propped up as the true system when, in fact, it is a false system," said Robert Sungenis, leader of a budding movement to get scientists to reconsider. "False information leads to false ideas, and false ideas lead to illicit and immoral actions — thus the state of the world today.... Prior to Galileo, the church was in full command of the world, and governments and academia were subservient to her."
It is in the Bible, after all (Joshua 10:12-14), so it must be true.

2 comments:

Suz said...

Of course it's true! We don't need no stinkin' science!

Dana King said...

If anyone would know about false ideas, I guess it would be Sungenis.

A quick Google search shows heliocentrism isn't the only thing he has trouble with. Jews, too.