If God caused the Sun to "stand still" for Israel, doesn't that mean the Earth stopped rotating?
If the Earth, rotating at nearly 1000 mph, stopped so the Sun stayed over Israel until they were victorious in battle, then why didn't other contemporary cultures record the unnaturally long day/night?
Better yet, why didn't the inertial forces rip the surface apart with hurricane winds in excess of 500 mph, tsunamis racing west to east, earthquakes and buckling of the tectonic plates, and the launching of all loose organisms and objects on the surface of the Earth at nearly 1000 mph?
If "God" is so powerful to stop/start a planet's rotation and dampen All planetary inertia, then why didn't He just strike down their enemies with crippling diarrhea?
- JeremyLv 61 year agoFavorite Answer
Better yet, it didn't happen, and that is a fictional account.
- JeancommunicatesLv 71 year ago
God had no problem setting the sun on course. Maybe He altered the course of the sun instead of stopping the rotation of the earth. Let it be known, my friend, that God is smarter than you or any other man on this earth.
Repeat: God is smarter than you or any other man on this earth.
- Anonymous1 year ago
That's why it's called a "Mirrical" Putz!
- SmartassawhipLv 71 year ago
God is in complete control of every atom in the Universe. In point of fact, there are no such things as "natural laws". Everything happens by God's choice but He chooses to do some things in the same or a similar way each time because of His great love for us. That way we are able to predict things.
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- GodsproblemchildLv 71 year ago
Not necessarily. we are just learning about our solar system and Galaxy. I think that our Galaxy sun included must also rotate around something else and that rotates around something else so at some point the sun or the earth reached an apogee in the rotation and the sun remained in the same location in the sky just as the Bible says it did?
- antoniusLv 71 year ago
Yes, and if the earth suddenly stopped moving, probably everything on earth would be destroyed.
- 1 year ago
Why did Jesus speak in parables? Sorry if that's over your head....
- AlLv 61 year ago
This is an indication the Earth may have shifted its Axis.
- Ernest SLv 71 year ago
It is peculiarly stupid to try to impose natural limitations upon a supernatural operation, don't you think?
And if you don't kow how it was accomplished it is extremely small minded to deny it happened, is it not?
Isn't that the problem with Atheists? And, of course that they know nothing and live from that?
Not surprisingly they are therefore known as the stupidest people on Earth.
We understand why God calls them fools.
- PyriformLv 71 year ago
Not necessarily. God could have caused the Sun to orbit the Earth as it rotated. If you are going to break the laws of physics, you may as well do it in a major way.
When I was in (a very religious) school, they actually got a speaker into assembly to tell us a supposedly true story that a NASA computer had worked back to track down a 'missing day in time'. I find it amazing that Christians are willing to resort to such ridiculous lies to support their religion.