It’s the grave!
It’s been found! Identified… although by Poles. But it’s been found! The grave of Nicolaus Copernicus!
And the grave was not empty! There was a dead body – a skeleton, really – in the grave. That, skeletons and dead bodies – human remains – is what makes a grave a grave.
Now scientists the world over are planning yearly pilgramages to Frombork Cathedral on the Baltic coast. They’ll be chanting the Second Law of Thermodynamics as they approach the icon.
Christians have only an empty grave! Empty. Like the space between their ears.
Says Dan Barker: “Truth does not demand belief. Scientists do not join hands every Sunday, singing, ‘Yes, gravity is real! I will have faith! I will be strong! I believe in my heart that what goes up, up, up must come down, down, down. Amen!’ If they did, we would think they were pretty insecure about it.”
By the way, this was Calvin’s response to Copernicus: “Who will venture to place the authority of Copernicus above that of the Holy Spirit?” The sun, see, revolved around the earth back when theologians ruled.