I kept seeing pictures of this post from professional moron Ray Comfort all over my Facebook feed and I actually assumed it was a parody. As astonishingly ignorant as Ray Comfort is, I didn’t think he was dumb enough to actually believe this. I was wrong. He actually said it:
If the Bible isn’t God-inspired, explain why how the writer of the Book of Job knew 3,000 years ago that “The earth hangs upon nothing” (Job 26:7).
It wasn’t until thousands of years later that science discovered that gravity doesn’t exist in space (as it does on earth), and that this massive earth does indeed hang upon nothing.
After having it pointed out to him that this is completely wrong and gravity does exist in space — how the hell does he think planets stay in their orbits? — he admitted to being wrong. But wait, he was actually making the argument that his false claim showed the Bible to be true. So now that he knows it’s a false claim, doesn’t that show that the Bible, or at least that particular verse, is false? Silly rabbit, rationalizations are for mindless fundamentalists:
Sir Isaac Newton is the one who so wisely noted “Atheism is so senseless.” I will therefore try and make it a little clearer for those folks who pretend that God doesn’t exist.
While there is invisible gravity in space (so much for “seeing is believing”), this massive earth hangs on nothing. It has no visible means of support–similar to the no means of support backing Darwinian evolution.
So one day, the “fact” that gravity doesn’t exist in space proved that the Bible was correct when it says that the earth “hangs upon nothing.” The next day, the fact — actual fact — that gravity does exist in space and holds the earth in its orbit, has nothing at all to do with it and that verse is true even if his claim for why it was true turned out to be false. Being a fundamentalist means never having to admit you’re wrong.