|The Temple under King Solomon and The Value Of Pi Correctly Calculated for the Cast Metal Sea|
The building of the Temple under King Solomon was a major undertaking, and many details are provided in Scripture. Secular Humanists have used their odd mental process to magically assume some errors into the Bible regarding the measurements of the cast metal sea. Of course, it all turns out to be smoke and mirrors once again.
The ultra-liberal, anti-Christian website, Snopes.com, supposedly able to expose urban legends, has been double-fooled by this little piece. Although, they probably know that they are lying.
Snopes.com writes the following: Origins: This wonderful bit of creative writing began circulating on the Internet in April 1998. Written by Mark Boslough...
Snopes goes on to say that no law was passed to redefine pi to 3.0, and that Mark Boslough's writing is a spoof. But Mark Boslough has fooled Snopes.com. (They probably wanted to be fooled.)
At first, it appears that Snopes.com actually was not fooled by Mark Boslough. It almost appears that Mark Boslough was exposed by Snopes.com. But Mark Boslough double-fooled Snopes.com and probably fooled himself as well. Mark Boslough was actually trying to prove that there was an error in the Bible. People who hate what the Bible demands in terms of righteousness often try to show that the Bible has one error or another, but no one has ever been successful. So this spoof of Mark Boslough turns out to be a double-trick. The first trick is easily exposed, and Snopes.com was sucked in by Mark Boslough in that they exposed only the fact that Mark Boslough had claimed that Alabama state legislature had passed a law to redefine the value of pi to 3.0. This was easy to prove false, and, as with many New Age Religion tricks, the real deception was still unexposed. You see, the purpose of the first deception was to draw attention away from the real deception. The real deception requires a bit of knowledge of mathematics and also a bit of knowledge of Scripture. Snopes.com lacked the ability, for whatever reason, to expose the real deception, so we will take care of that here.
Mark Boslough's article states:
"I think that it is the mathematicians that are being irrational, and it is time for them to admit it," said Lawson. "The Bible very clearly says in I Kings 7:23 that the alter font of Solomon's Temple was ten cubits across and thirty cubits in diameter, and that it was round in compass."
Of course, as you may have guessed, this statement contains a clever misquote. Here is the actual quote of I Kings 7:23, "He made the Sea of cast metal, circular in shape, measuring ten cubits from rim to rim and five cubits high. It took a line of thirty cubits to measure round it."
Notice, there is no mention of diameter or circumference, nor does it state that these are exact measurements. That is because Boslough not only misquoted but also clipped the quote, leaving out vital information. Here is the rest of the story:
"And it [was] an hand breadth thick, and the brim thereof was wrought like the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies: it contained two thousand baths." 1Ki 7:26
Mystery solved! The result of quoting the Bible as it is written plus using the entire quote gives us the exact value for pi, not the 3.14 rounded number given by Boslow. By subtracting for the thickness of the bowl, one hand breadth, and compute the diameter, the resulting value for Pi comes as close to the to the exact true mathematical value for pi as can be computed using the crude mathematics that human beings have available.
This particular hoax is very typical of the arguments of deiphobes such as Atheists or Agnostics and Liberal Christians who want to "prove" that the Bible has errors. You don't have to go to emails or blogs to see this sort of nonsense. You can turn on the nightly news or find this mindset in most movies, novels, magazines, video games, and classes. The anti-God people try to find some detail of error, grasping at straws. Often, through their own ignorance as in this case, they think that they have found an error. Wishful thinking clouds their corrupt minds and they can't think clearly. Then they write articles such as Boslough's sad work. For two-thousand years they have been trying to find an error or inconsistency and have found none. They have spent billions of dollars, often funded by taxing Christians, and yet they have not found an error. Since they cannot find any errors, they don't mind lying.
However, Snopes.com remains fooled, perhaps, because they prefer it that way.
Try a search for Terri Schiavo on Snopes.com. You won't find any reference to this on that site--at least not as of this writing on 2/23/2005. Isn't that interesting given the number of emails that have been circulated regarding the State-sponsored attempt to kill this woman. [They did kill her.] It would be interesting if someone were to do a little checking on the validity of Snopes.com to see whether they are not slanted to the left. To set themselves up as a watchdog for accuracy is a pattern of the liberals. Maybe http://www.MRC.org could look into this.
Last updated: Jul, 2011
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