Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Hand of God & Light Speed

"He's got the whole...uh...universe in his hands!
He's got the whole, wide universe in His hands..."

From Space.com,
"The Hand of God" [see pic] - but to me it seems more of the hand of Jesus, holding out his wounded hand, his crown of stars/thorns behind it.

Amazing phenomenon, isn't it?

The first ten words of the Bible are instructive and timeless:

"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the Earth."

We are told later: "The heavens declare the glory of God."

 I find many people have no idea how profound and centered on reality those words are.

Let me just smack one silly repeated phrase: "God made the Earth in six days."

That seems orthodox, doesn't it? And by clinging to it, many Creationists are made to look foolish by geologists and astronomers. We who believe are considered intellectually lost.

Pooh on them. We don't believe that. The Bible doesn't say that.

It says God created a UNIVERSE in six days.

Go chew on that while you re-consider that a Jewish troublemaker turned mystic turn revolutionary wrote this 3400 years ago:
Genesis 1:31
And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
So when you want to think about the level of power and maybe that Einstein's theory of special relativity may have been hinted at in Genesis, you be sure to be a little kinder to believers.

I see I need to explain myself. Here's my logic:
  1. Einstein showed us that it is light, not space and time that is constant.
  2. So when you go near the speed of light, space and time alter, not light.
  3. Thus, you get the weird effect of accelerating and then decelerating from light speed causing time to pass very slowly for the Traveler, but many years or even millennia could pass for the static Observer on a planet.
We get six days of creation because God is showing him what He did. It is a special revelation, you know.

But inside the universe? That time frame could be long. Billions of years, even.

The first thing created was Light.

The boundary. The speed limit. The first constant.

Then everything fell into place like dominoes by the hand of God.

You think about that, before scoffing at the Bible, boyo.


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