Sunday, April 12, 2015

Christian disaster with space

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I recently wanted to check what can be found on North Star and Bible in the internet. It turned out to be a truly shivering experience because I usually do not deal with such things.

See for yourself what I found. Google for polaris star in bible


There is no doubt that the garbage found there easily alienates serious astronomers from anything that sounds like religion. Sensationalism, apocalyptic/right wing political nonsense, "signs in heaven" of the approaching rapture, pseudo-science and general lack of even the most basic fundamentals of modern space exploration.

Every truth loving Christians should stay away from this popular nonsense pretending to be some sort of Biblical interpretation. At the same time it is important not to throw the child with the wash water. There are many highly significant theological themes concerning the stars.

The Old Testament lives in the Ancient Near East and Mesopotamian Astronomy and Astrology is a serious subject for study. Egyptin Astronomy was highly advanced and is very difficult to learn because of their peculiar mathematical notation and language.

For example, the Jews were strictly forbidden to worship bright stars and planets like their neighbors did - everything was created by God and not to be considered divine, not even the Sun or the Moon. When they nevertheless adopted the worship of the Queen of Heaven (Venus, Isihtar) from Babylonia prophet Jeremiah castigated them most severely.
Then all the men who knew that their wives were burning incense to other gods, along with all the women who were present—a large assembly—and all the people living in Lower and Upper Egypt, said to Jeremiah, “We will not listen to the message you have spoken to us in the name of the Lord! We will certainly do everything we said we would: We will burn incense to the Queen of Heaven and will pour out drink offerings to her just as we and our ancestors, our kings and our officials did in the towns of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem. At that time we had plenty of food and were well off and suffered no harm. But ever since we stopped burning incense to the Queen of Heaven and pouring out drink offerings to her, we have had nothing and have been perishing by sword and famine.”
Jeremiah 44:15-17

Education best medicine
Proper study of Astronomy and Cosmology brings heavenly light that naturally shades out the oddities cooked up by the imagination of so many modern day Christian writers.

But what are the chances that Baptist Bible Colleges, Universities with Theological faculties or Christian private schools start to provide at least introductory classes on scientific Astronomy and Cosmology?


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