Re: [LEAPSECS] religious concerns

From: John Cowan <>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2003 11:00:34 -0400

Markus Kuhn scripsit:

> >
> It seems, the true quarrel of this particular community is more with the
> Earth not being flat any more (as it obviously was when the Old
> Testament was written) ...

That seems to me by no means a sound criticism. Given the writer of
the above page's relative values, it is indeed sensible for him to urge
that the International Date Line be moved to the meridian of Jerusalem,
and there are no arguments against this except sheer convention.

He does not appear to quite recognize that the IDL is a product of local
decisions rather than international agreement, but this is excusable.
He gets the more fundamental points correct: the existing IDL is purely
conventional, the historical Sabbath is Saturday, the earth is round
and rotates.

John Cowan
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Received on Mon Jul 14 2003 - 08:02:12 PDT

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