Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Christians and flat earth concept (Srila Prabhupada)

Brahmānanda: In the Bible there are so many things that were…, about the world that were mistakes, and then, by their scientific knowledge, they found the real fact. Like they say the earth was flat…
Prabhupāda: Bible may be wrong, but we are talking generally. So if you are scientist, you can say the right thing. But why should you deny God?
Brahmānanda: Well, if the book of God has made mistake, then we don’t have any faith…
Prabhupāda: Book of God… Then throw it. Kick it out. But I say that you are scientist. How you can deny God? That is our proposal. The so-called book of God, you throw away. But you are scientist. How can you deny the existence of God? Why you are misleading? Bible misleading, that’s all right. Why you are misleading? That is our point.
Cyavana: For so many centuries they took the Bible to be the authority.
Prabhupāda: All right, throw it away. You are scientist…
Cyavana: They won’t.
Prabhupāda: You are a scientist. How you can deny God? Then what kind of scientist you are? The Bible has done wrong. Throw it away. I have no objection. But you are scientist. How you can deny God? And that is our point. Come to this logic, that “How we can deny God?” You are speaking that from chemical combination life is formed. Do it in the laboratory. You cannot do it. Why you are propagating false propaganda? (Morning Walk -October 2, 1975, Mauritius)

Prabhupāda: So if you don’t accept Aquarian Gospel authority, who cares for your Bible? At least Aquarian Gospel has been written by some Christian. It is not outsider.
Harikeśa: They say he was a drunk.
Prabhupāda: But you are a mad. He is drunk, and you are mad. Where is the difference? So, if we can go? [break] It was a statement that the earth is flat. Eh? Where it was stated the earth is flat?
(Morning Walk—October 26, 1975, Mauritius)

Prabhupāda: So long. As soon as there is five thousand years, they will correct. The Christians, they used to say that the world is flat. So what is the value of their words? There is no value. You do not try to compromise with others. (Room Conversation—July 5, 1976, Washington, D.C.)

Formerly these rascals were believing sun is dead at night. The Christians believed like that. Is it not? Some of the Christians believed that at night, sun is dead. And the world is square, flat. This is their knowledge.(Room Conversation—January 21, 1977, Bhubaneswar)

[PADA: Right. Trying to revive medieval Christian cosmology just isn't going to fly, no matter what, as Srila Prabhupada himself confirms above. Its interesting that Flat Earth Mayesvara says that the round globe concept is "blasphemy." Hummm, exactly what the Holy Roman Church said in medieval times! These guys are never going to make a lot of progress with this issue, and unfortunately that are going to do what Srila Prabhupada says above, they are going to lose credibility. At the same time, with so many other issues afflicting ISKCON, it is surprising this is coming up as much as it is. ys pd] 

1 comment:

  1. PB: Really the Earth is flat? I’m very ignorant of your religion (if you’re not joking). How would the Earth in the flat earth diagrams cast any shadow at all if it was flat? People have sailed around it, biked around it, flew around it. What’s your thinking as to why they are all lying about that? You’re joking right?


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