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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The tiny, tiny Christian universe...

Incredible as it may seem, many Christians today believe that a god created the universe approximately 6000 years ago. That means that everything in it, planets, stars, moons, comets, and even light itself, must have originated at the time (or after) the Great Creation. Consider that no energy or matter in the universe can travel faster than the speed of light. If you take the speed-of-light back in time 6000 years to the point of the alleged Creation, you get a spherical radius of only around 6000 light-years. This means that a 12,000 diameter light-year bubble represents everything that could possibly happen or exist within the time range of Christian chronology. Consider that the entire Christian universe cannot measure larger than a single average galaxy in the known universe! The miniscule Christian universe would sit as a tiny dwarf within single galaxy such as the Andromeda galaxy...

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At 12/11/2007 5:08 PM, Blogger Marshall declaimed...

It's yet another situation where scientific observation and all evidence must be thrown out the window in favor or some convoluted explanation "made up" in order to keep the Biblical meaning intact.

For example, someone quite close to me, who's also a hardcore Christian, stated that he thought God put the light in motion in advance, so when we see stars in the sky, we're not actually looking back in time.

This, of course, would mean that there's some huge gap in the spacetime continuum, through which the light from stars is instantaneously teleported in order to reach our eyes at roughly the same instant it occurs (and anybody familiar with Relativity knows that such statements don't make much sense anyhow, especially when dealing with long distances).

At 12/17/2007 8:22 PM, Blogger breakerslion declaimed...

Tachions! Warp Drive! Or maybe, God just unblocked his Chi by picking at his inexplicable navel (See: "Man in own image"). I look forward to the next crackpot perversion of theory with bated breath. I find the lengths to which the believers in woo will go to protect themselves from reality about as amusing as the battle between Harry Potter and the Christian Right. No Hollywood hack with a formula script could ever imagine such fine entertainment!

Hey Franc, any plans to blow that circle up 12,000 times or so and add a microscopic dot to represent the part of the Universe where life forms are known to believe in Jay-zus, astrology, or insert-superstition-here?

At 12/19/2007 4:28 PM, Blogger Kyle declaimed...

Just a thought for this one. Why is it so hard to comprehend that if God had created the world 2 minutes ago that everything would have had to start from a place of infancy or creation. Could light not already be in motion? Could we not already been developed to adult human beings? I fail to see why this line of reasoning is so implausible.



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