Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Science Explains Jesus Walking on Water?

Thanks to everybody who sent me this story!
Turns out, Jesus may not have been walking on plain old ordinary liquid water! Apparently, conditions may have been just right for a layer of ice to form in the fresh water on Galilee. And so Jesus walked out to the boat on an unnoticeable layer of ice just beaneath the water's surface!
In a violent storm...
On ice that never touched the boat Jesus' disciples were in, when he got into it...
Doesn't this make Jesus just look really cruel, here, not telling Peter to watch out for the edge of the ice floe? And then berating him for having "little faith"? How much faith does it take to stand & walk on a sheet of ice?
Not to mention--COLD! If the temperature got that low, and there were big slabs of ice in the water, how cold must that water have been? Bare feet or sandals are no fun for walking in icy water! Although, if you assume this explanation, then I guess you also assume that at least some of the disciples were knee-deep in the lake pushing the boat out, and apparently they were able to stand it.
In case you want to refresh your memory, see Matthew 14:22-33; Mark 6:45-52; John 6:16-21.
Then read this article! I wouldn't make up such a lame explanation! See for yourself! Laugh for yourself!

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