1/ The Universe’s Birth – Religion and Science
Take a step back, look beyond the ground we walk on, the houses we live in, the vechiles we ride in and the waters we swim in. Zoom out from the earth, to the plantes, the solar system and then the universe. Consider how Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus are only gases. How do those gases hold together? Is there no land? Is our concept of solid lacking due to years on our earth? The more I read about space and Elon’s plan. The more I ponder about the nature of this universe we call home.
The bible doesn’t contradict the theories of science on the birth of the universe.
“Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep...” — Gen 1:2
The word earth might not have referred to this earth. The books of the bible, while inspired by God, were written by men, using the language familiar to men. Subsequent translations follow might have further watered down the words. I’m no theologian, neither have I studied anything related to the original scriptures. It only hit me after reading about the birth of the sun and the formation of the planets, its eventual death and that of the universe. The possibility of another big bang following this death, resulting in a new universe. It occurred to me that maybe. Maybe science doesn’t contradict religion after all.
I have several incoherent theories about the point at which the teachings of Christianity on the worlds creation meets science. I’d explore over the next couple of weeks. To hold myself accountable. Every week (apart from this one), on Fridays, I’d explore this topic till personal exhaustion.
(Side note, have you ever tried eating onions raw? Normal onion that is. A quick google search shows there’s something called wicked sweet onions. This makes me wonder if there is a quest to make everything sweet)