Space and God

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If “God” created everything, as is suggested in the bible (and believed by most Christians), then this page (click on the image to the left if it doesn’t display full-screen) graphically displays some of “His” handiwork.

As I view these images, the question that comes to my mind is this: Why would an entity capable of creating such magnificence be interested in the minutiae of human life? This huge planet that we live on and call home isn’t even visible from the far, far reaches of space. And the human race? We are all but non-existent.

Yet millions believe this same entity sent “His Son” to offer himself as a sacrifice for the sins of humankind.

It boggles my mind.

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25 thoughts on “Space and God

    • This is part of the reason I lean towards Scientific (or Natural) Pantheism, which is a reverence toward nature and the cosmos. If you’re not familiar with this belief, you can read more about it here or here.

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  1. The photos are mind boggling. Thanks for posting. Never seen these before.

    Godditit? Nonsense isn’t it? And I have yet to encounter a Christian who is even prepared to offer a hypothesis as to how Jesus of Nazareth was able to create the universe.
    Merely thinking about it is enough to bring on migraine!

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  2. Never have cared for the image you referenced, Arch. Although I’m sure there are those who do so I’ll leave it at that.
    I recall that you’ve said that before – I’ve never quite understood your hangup about masturbation —

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  3. @Arch — I recognize it’s a (very) common activity for many. I just feel it’s more of a private matter. Besides, does Jesus (the bible) actually teach against it?

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  4. Yes, Nan, agreed, it is spectacular.

    In this unfathomable existence of time and space, and in light of your concern, the question then arises:

    ‘What is man, that thou art mindful of him?’ Which then makes the trumpet sound that much louder and clearer: Apart from God, there no answers which satisfy.

    ‘The heavens declare the glory of God.’ That is the ONLY declaration.
    All others are speculation.

    (perhaps you remember: For His pleasure they are, and were created, and by Him all things consist)

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  5. CS,

    For you and millions of other believers, the bible provides the answers and offers understanding and comfort related to the universe and humankind’s part in it. However, for me, it makes no sense at all.

    I simply cannot accept the idea that an entity capable of creating an unfathomable universe and all that is within, would be even remotely interested in humans. We are NOTHING in the huge scheme of things.

    Even more mind-boggling is that this entity would be concerned about our “sinfulness.”

    *shaking head, rolling eyes*

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  6. Nan-

    ‘rolling eyes?’

    His patience and long-suffering in light of they who tresspass on His creation without recognizing who owns the title deed to everything seen and unseen, is somewhat amusing and sad. Not much has changed, has it, ie; as it was in the days of Noah…

    He whose clouds are but the dust for his feet, and He who sits in the heavens has every right to laugh at such indifference. But fortunately his ways are not our ways, and today He still offers grace..

    Yea, the whole creation groans. Shaking head?

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    • The Noah story is a crock of horse hocky CS, plagiarized from the Sumerian work of fiction, “The Epic of Gilgamesh,” which was based on an actual flood in Mesopotamia in 2900BCE, when the Euphrates River overflowed its banks and covered an area about the size of three counties – hardly the whole world, higher than the tops of the highest mountains (PLUS 15 cubits!). You know SO little about the history of that little black book you bury your nose in – it would be laughable if it weren’t so pathetic.

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      • If this site had a ‘yawn’ button, you would get the daily double arcH-

        Let’s see, tough choice here, the words of ArcH or the word of God?

        Aw heck, I’ll go with the monARCH of books and the character and reputation of the Lord Jesus ‘Christ who spoke of Noah’s flood as a historical certainty;

        (Careful who you call a liar)

        of the apostle Peter who also spoke of this flood as fact;

        and the testimony of Hebrews, of Noah the man of faith.

        Then there is the obvious testimony of nature, Read up on the phenom called Lake Tahoe.

        The ruling on the field stands- offside arcH

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        • If this site had a ‘yawn’ button, you would get the daily double arcH-” – That ADD kicking in again, CS?

          Let’s see, tough choice here, the words of ArcH or the word of God?” – NO choice actually, the Bible is cover-to-cover words of men, not words of any god. And the ACTUAL, three-county flood story is not just my word, but that of archaeologist Robert Best, in his book, Noah’s Ark and the Ziusudra Epic: Sumerian Origins of the Myth, and I have others but you’d never read them, as you think you already know all you need to know.

          Aw heck, I’ll go with the monARCH of books and the character and reputation of the Lord Jesus ‘Christ who spoke of Noah’s flood as a historical certainty; (Careful who you call a liar)

          Your naiveté never fails to amaze me. First of all, you have no idea what your Jesus spoke of, you only know what an anonymous author who never met him, SAID that he said! Secondly, if he REALLY said it, that would be proof positive that there was nothing divine about him, as he would have provided his own evidence that he was just as ignorant of the facts as anyone else of his time. A liar? No. Ignorant? Absolutely!

          of the apostle Peter who also spoke of this flood as fact;” – see above —

          and the testimony of Hebrews, of Noah the man of faith.” – A fictional character, similar to the fictional “Utinapishtim” of the Epic of Gilgamesh.

          Then there is the obvious testimony of nature, Read up on the phenom called Lake Tahoe.” – give me a link, and I’ll check it out.

          Epic fail, CS – you might want to try reading some non-fiction once in a while, you could accidentally learn something.

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        • arch arch arch arch-

          For ages, people have used pea shooters against the thousand mile thick wall of concrete.

          Mockery and unbelief have all proved useless against the Truth of God and His untarnished word. Doncha get tired of blowing peas at concrete?

          You may want to look at my post @ Epicurus which addresses your concerns further.

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        • Nice Nan,

          You you may find it strange, but I agree with you, except for the atheism of course..

          Man wasn’t even in the picture. Speaking of the Creator: ‘For thy pleasure they ARE, and WERE created.’

          Kinda changes everything,
          but happy holidays to ya

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  7. CS, do you REALLY believe you can win this “game” by quoting scripture and/or referencing books of the bible? If so, you have sorely misinterpreted the rules of the game.

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  8. Nan-

    Can u try to at least address the content? Try to explain how your friends comment which approves he liarship of the Lord is somehow a worthy comment.

    Game? Perish the thought, you want games, watch Jeopardy.

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