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Relativity and quran?

  1. Jan 3, 2005 #1

    I saw this in the add (or what ever it is) as I was reading this forum. Now I have not read the whole thing but here

    "[Quran 32.5] (Allah) Rules the cosmic affair from the heavens to the Earth. Then this affair travels to Him a distance in one day, at a measure of one thousand years of what you count."

    and they do some calculations to show the speed of light...

    but then they say that in the bible it says the same thing

    "(2Peter 3:8) But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. 9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance."

    and then they say the bible is wrong because

    "Instead the Bible says that 1 day on Earth measures a 1000 years by God. The Bible got it in reverse!"

    Where does it say that 1 day on Earth measures a 1000 years by God?
    "With the Lord a day is like a thousand years.." doesn't this say that if you spend one day with lord it would count as thousand years?

    I am sorry if there was a discussion of this before. I wasn't keeping up to date with the forums.
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  3. Jan 3, 2005 #2

    Ivan Seeking

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    Ugh, I was trying to see this as something other than a religious discussion but that gets to be quite a stretch. Physicsuser, if you can send me a PM and clarify your intent I might be able to re-open the discussion. Please remember that any discussion about religion beyond pertinent historical/factual information, is not allowed.
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