Monday, November 15, 2021

Prep for Old Testament Come Follow Me


A quick set of questions for my religious and non-religious friends. I'm determining certain general beliefs for my blogging on the Old Testament next year. Please respond in the comments.

1. What is your religious preference (Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Atheist, etc)?

2. Do you believe in a flat earth or a round earth?

3. Do you believe the earth revolves around the sun, or does the sun revolve around the earth?

4. In space, are the stars, moon and Sun equidistant from each other, or are the stars light years apart?

5. Is the Sun approximately 4.5 billion years old?

6. Was Noah's flood global, regional, or mythical?

7. What is the approximate age of the earth?

8. Were dinosaurs wiped out by an asteroid 65 million years ago, or did they die in the great Flood?

1 comment:

Mike said...

1. Christian

2. Mostly spherical, but frankly, everything is flat on a cosmological scale. At least that is what the cool physics people tell me.

3. Since both are moving, it does somewhat depend on perspective. Although it would be hard for the sun to do it in an expanding galaxy. They are both moving, probably, depending on the reference point. So it might be both, although the earth does it far more often.

4. In our dimension and from our perspective, they do seem to be radically spread apart at various distances.

5. Maybe. I think that is a reasonable guess at this point.

6. It was certainly symbolic and likely regional. However, I an not ready to exclude global. Without satellites or specific revelation, Noah really could not have known himself. Nor, do I think, can we.

7. In what state? The matter is certainly ancient. But since I kind of go with the whole conservation of mass/energy, age is somewhat determined by the reference point or definition of when you define it as Earth. Just when it was habitable? Or when it was in some other state?

8. Asteroid is not a bad guess. But I do not know why a pandemic is so roundly discarded. We can be fairly certain that they did not have masks and never vaccinated. The simplest answer may not be correct. There are other possibilities.