I’ve been thinking about biblical cosmology recently. I thought it might be fun if fundamentalists really did take the Bible at face value and not only embraced a 6,000 year old earth and talking snakes but also:
- a flat earth
- a geo-centric cosmos with the sun, moon, and stars moving around the earth
- a solid sky-dome with primeval waters above it. The sun, moon, and stars being this side of the sky-dome. (Thus during Noah’s flood the water came from the other side of the stars. That’s really cool!)
- the world of the dead literally under the ground
- heaven literally in the sky
And so on. That would be cool. That would put the fun back into fundamentalism.
It is so sad to watch some well-meaning fundamentalists compromising the teachings of the Bible to make them fit with modern science. All this talk of a spherical earth in Isaiah 40 and Job 26—Tosh! And all this talk of the firmament being a water canopy that collapsed in the flood is just a sell-out to the rationalist spirit of the age.
I propose we get back to the true teachings of the Bible and swell the membership of the Flat Earth Society!
(Warning: This views presented in this post do not necessarily represent those of Wipf & Stock . . . or even of the author of the post.)