Monthly Archives: May 2011

God, Gods and Laws

So.  Gods.  What is a god?  In my last post I talked about the laws of the universe, and how God is bound by them because he created them. I would like to slightly retract that. I say God created them, and then I had to take a step back and think.  Wait a minute, we’ve been taught since childhood that the gods and the universe are timeless, infinite, without beginning or end.  So, did God in fact create the laws?  Let me explain.  My God has always been a god, but there have always been gods, this cycle of creation, death and immortality is infinite, without beginning or end.  So, how did the laws of the universe come to be?  Well, I think that science has proven so far that they are existent in all parts of the universe, and since God does not rule all of the universe, then it must be that he did not bring theses laws into existence.  Who then, did?  Did God, the gods, or a god, create them?  Are they, like the gods, timeless?  And since having not created them, instead tweaked them for our specific creation? We are constantly looking out among the stars, searching for other lifeforms.  Searching for planets that can sustain life.  But who is to say that in order for life to exist, it must exist on a planet such as ours, according to the laws?  Are they even the laws of the universe?  Might they be laws of the realms of space under the dominion of our God?  Are they unique to his realms?  Who is to say that the other gods have not specified different parameters for life in their dominions?  Is it possible to manipulate the laws locally?  If so, then the universe might be a very different place than we believe.  Personally I don’t think so, because while there are very many, and very diverse galaxies out there, they all follow the same basic criteria.  At least as far as I know.

Another mineral from below the asteroids.  Thank you and have a good night.

Religion, Creationism, Science, and how we are teaching our kids the wrong ideas. Part II

Okay, so continuing the post from the other day about the formation of our galaxies and such.  Specifically the formation of a solar system and the planets within it.  Growing up, I was not taught how the planets were physically formed.  I was not taught how the sun came to be, or how the earth came to be what it is today.  I was taught that God and Jesus created them.  Ok, well that’s all well and good, but how did they do it? in my young mind I imagined massive hands, raking through the cosmos, pulling in matter and mushing it together into the planets and then the sun, and then pouring gasoline all over and then holding a match to the sun.  The silly images we think of.  But still, how did they do it?  Did God say form and it formed?  Did he wave his hand and it was suddenly there? No one new, they just brushed me off with “I don’t know”, or “God did it” or you shouldn’t ask those kinds of questions”.  When someone says to stop asking questions, there is something wrong.  Now, granted there are things you can have an unhealthy interest in, but cosmology is not one of them.

I had several questions answered the other night.  As answered as you can get from TV anyway.  Now remember, most of this is theory, but is backed up buy a lot of fact..  How is a solar system made?  How does it come to be?  Well, first you need a star, then you need planets.  So, is it all just a bunch of crock?  Or is it actually how it works?  Makes sense to me.  God is bound by the laws of this universe, so it stands to reason that he must obey those laws in all things.  Now obviously we don’t know all the laws, but if I see something that explains it, can you fault me for believing it?  Why must all of God’s works be clouded in mystery?  Why must our explanations be shoved under the rug as rubbish, as the workings of the devil? The Collective. Fear.  The unwillingness to open your mind.   Let me quote C.S. Lewis’s Screwtape letters.  In this letter Wormwood is elated because the “humans” have started another war, and is enjoying the ensuing suffering.  But Screwtape cautions thus:
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“Let us therefore think rather how to use, than how to enjoy, this European war. For it has certain tendencies inherent in it which are, in themselves, by no means in our favour. We may hope for a good deal of cruelty and unchastity. But, if we are not careful, we shall see thousands turning in this tribulation to the Enemy, while tens of thousands who do not go so far as that will nevertheless have their attention diverted from themselves to values and causes which they believe to be higher than the self. I know that the Enemy disapproves many of these causes. But that is where He is so unfair. He often makes prizes of humans who have given their lives for causes He thinks bad on the monstrously sophistical ground that the humans thought them good and were following the best they knew.”

In God’s eyes, belief is relative.  If you believe you are doing the right thing, then how can you be faulted for it?*  Is it wrong to believe that the planets were formed this way?  Is it evil to believe that the universe was made this way? Is it really?  I don’t think so.  It’s all relative anyway.  I mean, the whole religion thing is based on belief anyway.  X percent of it is all faith.  There are exceptions, as always.  There will always be exceptions.  But on the whole, we mostly believe, but we don’t know,  if you know what I mean.

Another mineral from below the asteroids.  Thank you and have a good night.

*Now before you go spouting off about suicide terrorists and the like, when it comes to extremes like that, I’m not sure. I hold to the statement that if you believe you are right, then you will not be punished.  But murder?  I’ll leave that judgement to God.

Religion, Creationism, Science, and how we are teaching our kids the wrong ideas. Part I

Ok, so my bit today is about how much crap we feed our kids these days.  It’s like we’re stupid or something.  When I was growing up, I was spoon-fed a bunch of crap along with all the other kids, in primary class, and in seminary, about how the Big Bang theory was just a bunch of bull, and  how the Lord made everything just the way it is in seven thousand years.  Bullshit.  Why would God give man the ability to discover his world and universe, and have him figure it out wrong.  Science isn’t perfect, it’s just not, man is not perfect either, but we aren’t slouches either, we’re pretty smart.  So how can men and women look at the discoveries other men and women of science have made, and say its all a crock, just because the Good Book doesn’t describe it that way?  I’ll tell you why. The Collective.  That’s why.  Because that’s what little Jimmy and Jane have been tought for the last century, so that’s what is right.  They ignore the amazing discoveries made by man, and say its all crock, just because of the stigma about “Science”.  The stigma that Darwin has given science has made so many people blind about actual factual discoveries.  So many facts, so many amazing things about our worlds history, about the universe’s history.  Ignored because its “science”.  Scientists are the enemy of God, they are heathens, not to be trusted.

Well, all of you creationists, religionistic freaks, get off your high horses, find some of this humility you so often speak of, and learn that the world doesn’t revolve around what you say is and isn’t.  News flash, those scientists you so often fault for being evil, and weak to the “natural man” well guess what, you are just as weak, and you are mortal just like they are.  And at least they are accomplishing something with their knowledge and god given wisdom, and furthering the collective wisdom of man, and not going around telling their kids that what that man on the tv is saying isn’t true, why it just couldn’t be because he’s a “scientist, and he couldn’t possibly know what he’s talking about.  

“Alright kids, today in primary, we’re going to learn about the plan of salvation.  Part of the plan was when God created the earth.  Now, when God made the solar system, it wasn’t a “Big Bang” like those stupid scientists say, haha.  Look I”ll show you.  I’m going to take this pen apart and put it in this bag and shake it.  Now watch what happens.”  (pen parts bounce around in the bag due to inertia, gravity, and forces applied by the teachers hand)  “See it doesn’t just come back together on its own.  That proves that the Big Bang just couldn’t possibly happen.  The planets didn’t just magically come together, and form around the sun in perfect orbit. They were formed by God’s own hand.”  Wait, what?  God’s own hand?

Just a minute.  I remember reading in Lectures on Faith, that God is bound by the laws of the universe, and that if he breaks any of those laws he will cease to be a god.  So, by extension, if he wants to create a planet, he has to use the laws of the universe to do so.  Now I know God is a pretty powerful dude, but I’m sorry, he doesn’t have a hand the size of the sun.  Our very own prophets have taught us that he is a glorified, resurrected being.  And so he can’t just grab a bit of earth here and there, put it together and call it earth.  He must use the laws of physics.  I mean, I guess he could get a freaking ‘illion angels and have them all grab as much matter as they could and create the solar system that way, but it seems like such a waste when the laws of the universe are there to do the job.  So think about it.  Just think about it.  See you tomorrow.

Another mineral from below the asteroids.  Thank you and have a good night.