I am hearing about this 10 years after the fact. So sue me.
Remember that book “The Bible Code”? After its publication, its author Michael Drosnin said, “When my critics find a message about the assassination of a prime minister encrypted in Moby Dick, I’ll believe them.”
DROSNIN: Paul, you can find nonsense anywhere you look for it if what you’re looking for is nonsense. But if you’re looking for the truth, then you to look in the Bible code. It is true that if you take a long enough text, I don’t care if it is “Moby Dick” or the Manhattan telephone directory, you will eventually find encoded President Kennedy with an equal skip sequence. But you will not find in the same place as you will in the Bible in the same skip sequence “will be killed” and “Dallas” encoded in the same place.
“You will certainly not find in advance the assassination of a prime minister as I did. I warned Rabin a year ahead of time. Nor will you find in advance the exact dates of the Gulf War as Dr. Rips (ph) and his colleagues did in Israel before the war started. None of the critics can do that. They can place silly games, but they cannot do what the bible code consistently does, tell us in advance events that actually do happen.”
And no other books where these codes were found used a language that has no vowels.
The point Drosnin is really making is that his readers want to believe in the Bible Code, and no facts, no matter how compelling, can sway a man’s faith, especially when he’s making a lot of money off it.
Drosnin claims to be “just a reporter” “just reporting the facts” but he’s a charlatan making money from rubes.