Monday 17 March 2014

The Guys Who Wrote the Bible

I was just watching the news and there was a story about the Big Bang. It seems that the scientists have been able to use a telescope situated somewhere near the South Pole to see light that was created seconds after the Big Bang. That’s fourteen million years ago, minus a few seconds of course.
To say this is incredible would be an understatement of the highest order. Of course I can’t even conceptualize a number that large or that through some kind of sciency magic these astrophysical geeks can see into the past. WOW!!! The guy they were interviewing had one of those Cheshire cat kind of smiles and you just know that he won’t be sleeping anytime soon. Why, he just witnessed the birth of the universe.

I think it’s pretty impressive when people have babies, but to give birth to a universe is…well…ahhhh…amazing. The guy went on to say that before this Big Bang, everything was contained in a space the size of a sugar cube. Huh? I’m sure he was trying (unsuccessfully) to dumb things down so the rest of humanity might understand the concept. Colossal fail! I was under the impression that there was nothing before the Big Bang and then there was an ever expanding universe.

I don’t understand most things on this planet, so there is very little chance I will even attempt to wrap my mind around the creation of the universe. I’m going to stick to something that was written for me and my kind thousands of years ago to help me understand all of those pretty lights in the sky.

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth…

And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so. God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning.

I have some problems with the Old Testament version of the universe, but if I can make the assumption that the guys writing the Bible got the dumbed down version from God Himself, then all is cool.

Who knows, the guys with the telescope at the South Pole might just be able to see God talking to the guys who wrote the Bible. That would be mind blowing!

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