The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll (of 12) Volume 4

The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll (of 12) Volume 4

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Excerpt: ...on the walls of an old temple, and it was discovered by calculating backward that the stars did occupy the exact positions as represented about seven hundred and fifty years before Christ. Afterward another representation of the stars was found, and by calculating in the same way, it was found that the stars did occupy the exact positions represented about three thousand eight hundred years before Christ. According to the Bible the first man was created four thousand and four years before Christ If this is true then Egypt was founded, its language formed, its arts cultivated, its astronomical discoveries made and recorded about two hundred years after the creation of the first man. In other words, Adam was two or three hundred years old when the Egyptian astronomers made these representations. Nothing can be more absurd. Again I say that the writers of the Bible were mistaken. How do I know? According to that same Bible there was a flood some fifteen or sixteen hundred years after Adam was created that destroyed the entire human race with the exception of eight persons, and according to the Bible the Egyptians descended from one of the sons of Noah. How then did the Egyptians represent the stars in the position they occupied twelve hundred years before the flood? No one pretends that Egypt existed as a nation before the flood. Yet the astronomical representations found, must have been made more than a thousand years before the world was drowned. There is another mistake in the Bible. According to that book the sun was made after the earth was created. Is this true? Did the earth exist before the sun? The men of science are believers in the exact opposite. They believe that the earth is a child of the sunshow more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 123673467X
  • 9781236734679