Heliocentrism is an Atheist Doctrine

Blogs 4 Brownback is another site which I have no idea whether it’s satire or just batshit insanity.

It seems clear that it may occasionally be convenient to assume that the calculations of Copernicus and Kepler were mathematically sound. However, for both moral and theological reasons, we should always bear in mind that the Earth does not move. If it moved, we would feel it moving. That’s called empiricism, the experience of the senses. Don’t take my word for it, or the evidence of your own senses, Copernicans. There’s also the Word of the Lord:

“He has fixed the earth firm, immovable.” (1 Chronicles 16:30)

“Thou hast fixed the earth immovable and firm …” (Psalm 93:1)

8 Comments

  1. I almost thought it was satire too but then I started reading the comments section where the author of this fascinating nugget of horse shit was there to defend his work and further espouse his crazed ideology. He seems to really believe what he’s saying or is at least pretending to believe to attract attention to his otherwise unremarkable person.
    I doubt he’s trolling as most trolls don’t go this far, their objective is to waste other people’s time while doing the least amount of work themselves, this looks like it took some time and effort to write (which is just sad any way you look at it).
    So my odds as to who he is are as follows: Unhinged loon: 7/8, World’s worst troll: 1/8, Pablo: 1/1

  2. Only bit I don’t get is, why would anyone consider this any more grotesquely stupid, than believing that a magical creature created the world — and controls it, and looks after it…

  3. Eel, I thing the difference is that this idea is based on observation (terrible, misguided and stupid observation), whereas magic man is based on next to nothing.

    This actually makes me angrier than ‘normal’ religious belief because he does use ‘science’ and observation as his evidence.

    I can see people saying “Hey, why cant I feel the earth move? Must be because is doesn’t.”
    And that gets me really angry, and you wouldn’t like me when I’m angry.

  4. Man, it’s based on observation of existence though, surely? “Ooo, look, a universe. Magic man must’ve done it”.

  5. “Ooo, look, a universe. Magic man must’ve done it”.

    actually that’s a very natural thought. Not at all indicative of stupidity. Simply of human nature.

    We create our own tools to benefit us. Therefore it is the next logical leap that anything in life that benefits us was created with intent. Since it’s obvious no human could create trees and caves and animals, it only takes another small step in logic to assume someone greater smarter and more powerful than us created these things to our benefit.

    I’m an atheist myself, after discovering the fallacy in this way of thinking. But I still can’t stand other people thinking they’re smarter than those who have not made this conclusion yet.

    We’re lucky there’s so much atheist literature floating around. Fact is, if there wasnt any we’d all be quite happy believing the Great Spaghetti Monster in the sky. This would have nothing to do with our intelligence. Simply with our knowledge. We’d still be just as smart.

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