The Gospel, The Quran, and Science

Catholicism is Against Science. For Example, Galileo Galilei used a Lens invented by the famous Muslim astronomer Ibn al-Haytham to Reaffirm as his own discoveries that the Sun is the Center of the Solar System, a Theory Published Centuries Earlier by the Muslim Astronomer Abu-Rayhan Birouni.

The Catholic Church charged Galileo with blasphemy, forcing him to renounce his views or risk execution and Gave him a Life Sentence of House Arrest. The So Called Blasphemous Charge was for Contesting that the Earth was Not Flat and the Center of the Universe as the Gospel Teaches.

Gospel Logic; Despite the 180-Degree shift by modern Biblical apologists in comparison to the previous 15 centuries of Christian scholars, we are still left with passages in the Bible, which strongly indicate the earth is flat;

“And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth” (Isaiah 11:12)

“that it might take the earth by the edges and shake the wicked out of it” (Job 38:13)”

“And after these things I saw four angels standing on four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.”  (Revelation 7:1) 

“The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the ends of all the earth” (Daniel 4:11) 

“Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and showeth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them” (Matthew 4:8) 

These passages clearly indicated that the earth has four corners and that the entire earth could be seen from one end to the other.  Modern day Bible followers may not interpret those passages as such, but centuries of Christian scholars beforehand did just that.  The centuries of Christian scholars who support the flat earth belief are;

Lactantius (AD 245–325), a professional rhetorician who converted to Christianity mid-life.  Severian of Gabala (380). Cosmas Indicopleustes, sixth century Eastern Greek Christian who claimed the Earth was flat and lay beneath the heavens (consisting of a rectangular vaulted arch).  In the books, “Tremendous Treks” by Peter Kent and “Christopher Columbus” by Lucio Sorre, the popular Christian theory of the earth being flat are well documented amongst the masses.

Christian Excuse;  That’s what is says but that’s not what it means, the four corners are actually references to north, south, east and west.

Rebuttal; It is unacceptable to claim that the four corners were referring to navigational directions for three obvious reasons.  The first is that when the Bible depicts navigational directions, then it actually says those directions and not the square description of “four corners of the earth.”

“And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.”  (Genesis 28:14)

The second reason why the apologists attempt to change the meaning of “four corners” fails is that the term “four corners” is used elsewhere to mean a square structure;

“And, behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men, and they are dead; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.”  (Job 1:19)

The third reason is that the Bible writers state that they can see all four corners of the earth;

“And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth” (Revelation 7:1)

Hence, confirming the earth is flat because if you can see all four corners of your house, then you are standing on a flat ground.

Quranic Logic: The Quran clearly and consistently states the shape of the earth is spherical:  “…and the earth, after that, He (God) made it ‘dahaha’ (oval shape)” (Quran 79:30)

The Theological Intelligence Score of Christianity and Science is “0” Because Even as this Book is Being Written During the Pandemic of 2020/2021, the Catholic Majority in the US Supreme Court Just Voted Against Scientists Urging Social Distancing and Instead the Catholic Judges Voted to Allow Church Gatherings During A Global Virus Crisis.