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Looking Even More Deeply into Space

September 27th, 2012 7 comments

Seems the more deeply we are able to look into the created universe the more amazing it becomes! Here’s the latest image released by the Hubble Telescope team, showing an amazing variety of galaxies and “other things” in the deepest reaches of the universe that we have been able to look. I suspect there’s even more amazing things to be found. God must chuckle at our puny little efforts fully to grasp the reality of his creative power. Click on the image to get the largest version of it I could download from HubbleSite.org

Everytime I see an image like this and read about it, Psalm 8 pops into my head:

8 O Lord, our Lord,

how majestic is your name in all the earth!

You have set your glory above the heavens.

2 Out of the mouth of babies and infants,

you have established strength because of your foes,

to still the enemy and the avenger.

3 When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,

the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,

4 what is man that you are mindful of him,

and the son of man that you care for him?

5 Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings

and crowned him with glory and honor.

6 You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;

you have put all things under his feet,

7 all sheep and oxen,

and also the beasts of the field,

8 the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea,

whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

9 O Lord, our Lord,

how majestic is your name in all the earth!

 

Categories: Science, Secularism

In Honor of Darwin’s Birthday

February 12th, 2009 5 comments

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Source of picture and story: Pastor Cwirla

A little story in honor of St. Darwin from a few years ago:

Once upon a time, a man took a long trip
on a boat to a faraway island to look at birds and bugs and think about
the origin of life.  He came up with a Theory that nothing became
everything all by itself, and he wrote a book about it.

His friends liked the book very much and began to look for all sorts of
evidence to support the Theory.  They searched up and down, high and
low to find all sorts of things that proved how nothing became
everything all by itself.

Soon they all got together and formed a little club called “Friends of
the Theory.”  They began to insist that the Theory was the only
possible explanation for all the evidence they had gathered to support
the Theory.  They refused to play with anyone who questioned the Theory
or even to talk with them.

“How can nothing do something?” a wise old man once asked, scratching
his head in confusion.  "It just doesn't make sense."  The Friends the
Theory laughed at the old man and threw stones at him and called him
names. “Religious stupid head,” they yelled, which made the old man
very sad.

Then the Friends of the Theory went to a judge so that no one could say
anything bad about the Theory ever again.  The judge ruled the Theory
that nothing became everything all by itself was “science” and not
religious stupid head stuff.  

The Friends of the Theory were very happy with the judge.  “See, all
the smart people agree with us,” they said.  “And anyone who doesn’t
agree with us is a religious stupid head.”

And that, my children, is how everyone came to believe that nothing became everything all by itself.

The moral of the story is:  When people believe nothing, they will believe anything. 

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For what can be  known
about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his
invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have
been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the
things that have been made. So they are without excuse.  (Romans
1:19-20)

Categories: Secularism

Titanic Nonsense

February 26th, 2007 2 comments

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So, you’ve heard that James Cameron, the movie maker, has announced that he has discovered the smoking gun evidence that once and for all debunks Christianity. Wow. Imagine that. Cameron, whose better movie making days are now a memory, announces, just in time for Easter, that he has discovered proof positive that "sinks" Christianity.  And when I use the term "better movie making days" I am of course using that phrase very loosely. Titanic would have been better titled A Celebration of Fornication on the High Seas. The whole ship sinking and people freezing and drowning was simply a way to keep those with higher levels of testosterone on the hook while they suffered through the tedium of not even a very well done sob-story. The movie was nothing but exploitive trash, just like this story.

Thankfully, even secular scholars are giving this thing a big raspberry. Oh, by the way, next time you are tempted to believe the myth that Islam is a religion of peace, just ask yourself this question. Can you imagine what would be happening now if Cameron were to have announced he had discovered proof positive that Mohamed was a fake? Chew on that one. Maybe Cameron will turn his attention next to Islam. And if he does, I’ll look forward to seeing how that one turns out for him.

Here is a very well done summary of the whole sordid mess.

Link: James Cameron to Christians: it’s over � GetReligion.

Categories: Secularism