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    Re: A 3,700-Year-Old Meteor Could Explain This Old Bible Story

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    No, God is unchanging.

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    So god is still a genocidal maniac, it is just that Jesus is restraining him (self)
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    Re: A 3,700-Year-Old Meteor Could Explain This Old Bible Story

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    He certainly could, however, Christ has not only taken on the wrath accorded to sin, but was the fullest Revelation of God.

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    According to Christian tradition, Christ died to save mankind from sin.

    The idea that natural disasters are a manifestation of god's anger at mankind and our penchant for sinning made more sense thousands of years ago before the causes of those natural disasters were known.


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    Re: A 3,700-Year-Old Meteor Could Explain This Old Bible Story

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    According to Christian tradition, Christ died to save mankind from sin.

    The idea that natural disasters are a manifestation of god's anger at mankind and our penchant for sinning made more sense thousands of years ago before the causes of those natural disasters were known.
    Bingo! Well, Christ supposedly died to redeem us of the original sin but that's another story.
    The creation myth (all cultures have one) in the Bible is nothing more than people trying to explain what they observe. Same with the flood (which is documented in many cultures), same with Sodom and Gomorrah.
    Scientists do the same thing. The Big Bang is the scientists creation myth- a guess at what might explain observed phenomena. There's no evidence for it other than it would explain why the universe is expanding.
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    Re: A 3,700-Year-Old Meteor Could Explain This Old Bible Story

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Bingo! Well, Christ supposedly died to redeem us of the original sin but that's another story.
    The creation myth (all cultures have one) in the Bible is nothing more than people trying to explain what they observe. Same with the flood (which is documented in many cultures), same with Sodom and Gomorrah.
    Scientists do the same thing. The Big Bang is the scientists creation myth- a guess at what might explain observed phenomena. There's no evidence for it other than it would explain why the universe is expanding.
    I have to admit, the Big Bang sounds a lot like "let there be light," but that's just me. I really don't understand the Big Bang idea. I think understanding requires higher math than I've learned.


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    Re: A 3,700-Year-Old Meteor Could Explain This Old Bible Story

    Quote Originally Posted by Skeptic Bob View Post
    Maybe they just mean the magical explanation given for the event is wrong?
    Well, when you say it like that it sounds kind of obvious.

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    Re: A 3,700-Year-Old Meteor Could Explain This Old Bible Story

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    I have to admit, the Big Bang sounds a lot like "let there be light," but that's just me. I really don't understand the Big Bang idea. I think understanding requires higher math than I've learned.
    The Early Universe
    After the Big Bang, the universe was like a hot soup of particles (i.e. protons, neutrons, and electrons). When the universe started cooling, the protons and neutrons began combining into ionized atoms of hydrogen (and eventually some helium). These ionized atoms of hydrogen and helium attracted electrons, turning them into neutral atoms - which allowed light to travel freely for the first time, since this light was no longer scattering off free electrons. The universe was no longer opaque! However, it would still be some time (perhaps up to a few hundred million years post-Big Bang!) before the first sources of light would start to form, ending the cosmic dark ages.
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