An apology to my high school physics teacher

ByLavinia E. Smith

Jun 16, 2022 , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Marc Gellman

Thanks for the enthusiastic responses to my column on how to in good shape miracles into a religion that does not need you to be ignorant of science.

Q: I definitely sympathize with people attempting to reveal clear biblical miracles with naturally happening cosmic events this sort of as you proposed for the “crossing of the Red Sea.” However, this will only get you so significantly until eventually it collapses of its possess weight, e.g., the description in Exodus 17 of Moses keeping his arms up with help that prevented the solar from environment, hence permitting Joshua’s military to prevail in excess of the Amalekites (I believe). Can you envision the cosmic disruption of the planets that would have transpired? Even much more problematic (for us Christians) are the NT miracles that defy logic, e.g., the raising of Lazarus from the dead soon after a number of times in the tomb, even noting that he experienced begun to be odoriferous (John’s Gospel and only in this Gospel).