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The Bible And Science

Updated on June 12, 2013

Many people believe the bible to be simply a story. A little book that has been made up and no longer needs to be read. Why do people need to read it? Are we more educated? Do we need to read a book that was made up years and years ago?

What is interesting, at least to me, is the fact that the bible contains some very interesting scientific facts. Facts that were written over 1,000 years before they were discovered by scientists. There are over 1,000 scientific facts in the bible, but this hub is only going to write about a few.

1) The bible and the immune system of babies. In Genesis 17:12 the bible tells us that boys should be circumcised on the eight day. Medical Science has found that on the eight day, after a child is born, is the time when coagulation of the blood has reached it's peak. Medical Science has also found that the eight day after a child has been born, is the time when the immune system is also at it's peak.

2) The bible declares that the blood is the source of life. Leviticus 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood. Until recent years doctors used to try to cure patients by using the practice of letting them "bleed" from time to time. when they used this practice, their patients usually died. Science has found that blood carries oxygen, water, nourishment to every cell in the body. Blood also has antibodies. These antibodies can destroy pretty much any infection that enters the body.

3) The bible told us in Job 26:7 that the earth hangs on nothing, It was not until 1650 that science understood that the earth was hanging alone in space.

4) The bible told us the earth was round. Isaiah 40:22 It is He that sits upon the circle of the earth. Circle in Hebrew is round not flat. It was about 2000 years later when the earth was actually found, not to be flat.

5) The bible told us that the air has mass In the book of Job 28:25 there is a weight for the wind. It wasn't until the 16th century that science discovered that air ( gravity) has weight.

6) The bible told us that light can be parted. please look in the book of Job 38:24. Sir Isaac Newton studied light and discovered that light can be parted into seven colors, then combined again to make light white.

8) The bible and hygiene. Leviticus 15:13 we are given specific instructions to wash our hands and keep ourselves clean, wash our clothes, and bathe our flesh in running water. Before doctors were aware of germs they would go from patient to patient without washing their hands. In those cases, most of the patients in hospitals usually died. It wasn't until germs were discovered by microscopes and doctors in hospitals began to wash their hands, that patients recovery rates increased dramatically.

9) The bible and the flood of Noah. About 85% of the rock surface around the world is made up of sedimentary rock. This indicates that at some time in the past, the world was covered with water.

10) The bible and the law of quarantine. The bible has taught us the importance of people who are very ill being in quarantine. Leviticus 13:46 All the days where the plague shall be in him, he shall be defiled; he is unclean, and he shall dwell alone. Without camp shall his habitation be. During the Black Plague in the 14th Century patients who were sick or dying were in the same home, and rooms as their families. This plague spread so much in the 14th Century that millions of people died.

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Archeology Proves the Bible True. Please watch the video below.

As for archeology, many cities have been found whose names where in the bible. Such as the city of Dan. The more archeology works the more it uncovers, cities and parts of cities whose names were written about in the bible. It is amazing because the names of these cities have their names written on them, and archeologists find the exact same name written on the ruins of the cities they find. They also find, within the cities stone tombs with peoples names on them. People who had died in the same city, which was written about in the bible.

The picture to the left is the remains of the city of Dan. The city of Dan was written about in the bible, but was only discovered recently. it is still being worked on. The reason it interests me is that Dan was my father's name. So, I think it is pretty cool, they found the city of Dan. Waiting to find out more about that city. Also am wondering what will they find next.

What else will we know find that is also in the bible?

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The material for this hub came from the book Scientific Facts in the Bible. written by Ray Comfort

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    • Michael-Milec profile image

      Michael-Milec 4 years ago

      Our gracious Heavenly Father is giving you the desire of your heart. My prayer , that He'll give you good health and prosper you . May He be glorified forever. Amen. Thank you Jesus

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Thank you both. I will be a Nurse Practitioner. Well, not for a while. it is going to take a while.

      Have a Bachelor's Degree, so the Master's Degree is next.

      Don't think I will be on hubpages. But, you both are good writers. Can I check up on you from time to time?

      See you later!

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Ditto's MT. I am rooting for you. They call it higher education and "graduate school" for a reason. Our world needs you bright people.

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      ib radmasters 4 years ago from Southern California

      MT

      Carry on, and I hope you get it.

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      ib sorry it has been so long, I am not trying to ignore anyone. I have been very busy, trying to get a master's degree. Well, still working on getting IN to the school, at this time studying for the GRE.

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      ib radmasters 4 years ago from Southern California

      MT

      The problem with hubs that have many long comments is that most people don't read any of the comments except their own. So skimming down on these comments, I have no idea what is the conclusion of this hub.

      I gave my own detailed comments and replies and I was basically ignored.

      The bottom line is that the bibles were man made by humans and after the information that is provided in them.

      The fact that there are two bibles brings doubt that there is anything divine inspired in them.

      There are no clear timelines in the bibles that we can put together to make any meaningful information, or facts.

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      ignugent17 4 years ago

      Interesting hub!

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Author and Loner; Just about #9. Clearly you have not walked in these billion year old layers of geology. Clearly you do not have a degree in geology. And clearly you look to proof for the Bible.

      Understanding the above I tell you that sedimentary rock as you suggest it to be does not cover so much earth. Fluvial soil may match your thought. Way much of our earth is covered in soil not rock. And sedimentary goes up not across.

      But your ten is a kicker. We no longer quarantine cancer patients. It was cruel and barbaric.

      You should probably drop this notion.

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      Rod Martin Jr 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Michele Travis, great list. Nice article.

      Minor complaint about #5. "Air" is not "gravity." Weight is the effect gravity has on mass.

      I also have to caution you about #9. Yes, different parts of the world were covered by water for long stretches -- millions of years at a time -- forming sedimentation, some places as much as a mile or more thick. But these had nothing to do with the Great Flood. The Flood was a brief event (if it was a literal event) -- too brief to explain all of the sedimentation. Besides, much of the water came from the deep (not as rain) so there would have been no erosion there. Also, rain-caused erosion would've created sedimentary layers only at lower elevations or out in the sea -- none of it in the high plateaus, like Northern Arizona and the Grand Canyon.

      I have to laugh at biblical scholars who attempt to claim the sedimentation surrounding the Grand Canyon came from the Flood, because all of that rock would have to have come from higher ground -- but where? Rock does not stay suspended in water for very long, if at all. And how easy is it to have a mile of sedimentation in suspension in water that's only 5 miles deep. Imagine a glass of water with suspended material. When the 5 inches of water dries, you don't have an inch of rock. You might not even have a hundredth of an inch, depending on how well you can suspend particulates.

      Once the water rose above an area, it would no longer be a source of erosion. Some people don't think this through very clearly.

      There are many puzzles regarding the Flood. Some would require divine intervention. Well, that's exactly what we're talking about, but I suspect that sedimentation was a very small effect. Most of that water was either created whole-cloth, or transported from another planet. And hey, it's God's universe. He can do whatever He wants with it.

      And Ussher's literal date is wrong, because too many people were living on Earth at that time, after his Flood date (2348 BC).

      A biblical timeline compatible with those of science shows that the Flood occurred 27,970 BC, right when one very specific species ceased to exist -- the "daughters of man" mentioned in Genesis 6.

      And thanks for the video. That's great stuff.

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      Michael-Milec 4 years ago

      ib**********

      So long

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      ib radmasters 4 years ago from Southern California

      Michael

      "You're saying " Put down the bibles and you have nothing to say about God." You mean to put it away ? Or you want to say while the people 'have' the bible can 'say' or prove the existence of the God?

      ib***************

      I stated it specifically, no quotes from the bibles.

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      Far from correct. " We " all who know God by FAITH, do - not - need - the - bible to talk about Him or even to prove His existence. He IS one who was in the beginning, and will be forever.

      ib***************

      Faith is an opinion, not a fact

      Faith doesn't require facts, or truth.

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      The righteous individuals and the nations knew Him before the bible was put together , they talked about Him because He choose to meet them, to talk to them, to lead them and to teach them.

      ib***************

      Who are we talking about, he , them.

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      That how the " book " has been put together when

      ib***************

      What book?

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      He wanted the rest of the humanity to have chance to know about Him, to know His will and His revealed redemptive means to bring rebellious mankind back into the original dominion purposes.

      ib***************

      I still don't know "his"

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      Anyone with little of understanding His progressive dealing with mankind, recognizes how gradually God realeases freely out of His wisdom that what we see as scientific progress and updating ...

      Ib******************

      what wisdom

      There is no authenticated writings or independent evidence to support your opinion.

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      Your remark " nothing has been added to the bibles since they were written.." is stating the fact that nothing more is needed to be written from God's standpoint.

      ib******************

      What is God's stand point.

      There are two bibles, written hundreds of years apart, by different authors and not made into a bible until a thousand years later. Edited by a mere human, not God, or Jesus.

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      He knows what's going on,

      ib******************

      While the people in the world are acting like there is no God, Evil is dominant all around the world today.

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      He's in controll.

      ib******************

      If he is in control then he is part of the problem

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      He set in orbit the purpose and the history duration for this social system , and , glory to God, it's being fulfieled exactly , precisely as the " Book" predicts ."

      ib*******************

      If this evil is the prediction, then God is the Evil, because Evil is the power in the world today.

      Humans have not changed for the better since recorded history, and this includes AD.

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      Randy Godwin 4 years ago from Southern Georgia

      Not even close! The old novel was written by anonymous common men. No gods necessary.

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      Michael-Milec 4 years ago

      ib radmasters , Hi.

      You're saying " Put down the bibles and you have nothing to say about God." You mean to put it away ? Or you want to say while the people 'have' the bible can 'say' or prove the existence of the God? Far from correct. " We " all who know God by FAITH, do - not - need - the - bible to talk about Him or even to prove His existence. He IS one who was in the beginning, and will be forever. The righteous individuals and the nations knew Him before the bible was put together , they talked about Him because He choose to meet them, to talk to them, to lead them and to teach them. That how the " book " has been put together when He wanted the rest of the humanity to have chance to know about Him, to know His will and His revealed redemptive means to bring rebellious mankind back into the original dominion purposes. Anyone with little of understanding His progressive dealing with mankind, recognizes how gradually God realeases freely out of His wisdom that what we see as scientific progress and updating ...

      Your remark " nothing has been added to the bibles since they were written.." is stating the fact that nothing more is needed to be written from God's standpoint. He knows what's going on, He's in controll. He set in orbit the purpose and the history duration for this social system , and , glory to God, it's being fulfieled exactly , precisely as the " Book" predicts .

      Thanks for reading

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      ib radmasters 4 years ago from Southern California

      Michael

      Thanks for the reply, but you really didn't respond to my comment.

      For the past two thousand years there has been no addition to the bibles, and actually the bibles weren't really in circulation until after the printing press was invented. So maybe five hundred years for the bibles, but still two thousand years for the events depicted in the New Testament, and 12,000 years to 4.5 billion years for the Old Testament.

      The bibles themselves were cobbled together by humans without any direction from God or Jesus.

      Over the centuries, the bibles have been interpreted by many religions, and even layman who do bible study. But there is no one that knows the true meaning and interpretation for the bibles.

      Everyday, preachers, priests, and televangelists give their interpretation of the bibles, but they are just giving their opinions. It is not like God or Jesus is giving the interpretation.

      So my point in my previous comment to your hub is close the bible and talk God and Jesus without quoting the bible.

      Science on the other hand can be applied, and if the theory is wrong then the application will fail. And for theories that can't be verified, they remain theories.

      Thanks

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      Michael-Milec 4 years ago

      Hello ib radmasters .

      Nice to meet you by your own words " gives me to check my viewpoint and see if there is a better viewpoint that mine." This is just it as looking for comparisment of the viewpoints. Who's going to decide " different " viewpoints about this book ' Bible'?

      However it's more than just "viewpoint" for those who have embraced it's message by unfauthomable ability of faith, and have experienced it's truth and manifestation supernatural of God's intervention in human life. These are not here for comparisment of " viewpoints " or speculation what about after " the bible is put down." Simply, because God's word doesn't depend on " our" opinion, since those who are of God, see and know continuing of God's presence in the constant " updating " if you want ,to the pages of " new inventions, and discoveries" to give the humanity whenever He sees it is right time for upgrading that what already " exists.

      To our faith's understanding it is His Love manifested in giving what is needed at the time when we even do not know what is needed.

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      ib radmasters 4 years ago from Southern California

      Put down the bibles and you have nothing to say about God

      But science is found in many different books, written by different people and continually being updated as we learn more.

      Nothing has been added to the bibles since they were written.

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      Randy Godwin 4 years ago from Southern Georgia

      LOL!@gaeparks! I didn't expect you back up your claims, dude. you are representative of many of your ilk who make sweeping claims but failt back up your words with a link.

      Your reference to my intelligent as per keeping up with your students when having no knowledge of my ability is also typical of your cult. What do you not understand about gaining a bit of credibility on the forums? Did you simply expect people to take you at your word? lol!

      "For the record the Bible has been formally challenged over 1300 times and has NEVER been disproven."

      Another false claim I doubt you will back up with a reputable source either. lol!

      Do you simply take what those who disagree with you merely on THEIR word? If so here! "There are hundreds, if not thousands, of gods just as powerful as yours. " Disprove that, honey pie! And don't ask for a source, do the research yourself. And take me at my word as you expect others to do yours. lol!

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      gaeparks 4 years ago from North Las Vegas, Nevada

      Randy Godwin

      I am no liar. And as for the school where I teach...you could not keep up with my slowest student. I teach AP Level Physics and Chemistry. I do not teach at a religious based school. You seem ike the type of person who has little real knowledge and seek to attack others. I really do not have to prove anything to you or anyone else. If you seek you too shall find and discover. You sitting back and simply saying "prove it to you" will make us enablers to your laziness. I know the information is true because I and done the research. For the record the Bible has been formally challenged over 1300 times and has NEVER been disproven. If you want to know by whom and when...look it up. You cannot believe that I am a science teacher simply because I am mature enough t also accept that God exist...who now is narrow minded. Mr Godwin...if you seek the knowledge you will find it and then some...stop attacking and criticizing and seek knowledge for yourself. You can believe whatever you choose...just as I and all others; but, before you attack others...do educate yourself. Otherwise you become and poor representative of yourself.

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      Randy Godwin 4 years ago from Southern Georgia

      Gaeparks--Like Julie, I'd love to see a link where you found this info. And you are referencing our words as "spinning" the truth? lol! And I don't believe you are a teacher of science in any reputable school unless it is a religious based institution which is well known for using pure fabrication instead of facts to try and prove nonsense.

      I'll be looking for you to provide the link to the Hubble information you claim exists, otherwise I will consider you simply another liar for Jesus, as so many others are on this site. Science teacher my asp! lol!

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      Randy Godwin 4 years ago from Southern Georgia

      @Oscarlites--Where does drugs come into the equation in this discussion? I'd bet you would clamor for drugs if you or a family member needed them in times of illness. Science, not your petty little god, is responsible for creating many life saving drugs to help mankind and they have cured many millions of people more than your fictional Jesus ever dreamed of. Or would you simply pray to your god for healing instead?

      I've found most of your ilk are the first ones to seek medical care instead of depending on being healed by simply praying for it. Oh let me guess, your god created science also? lol!

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      Julie McFarland 4 years ago from The US of A, but I'm Open to Suggestions

      gaeparks - Do you have a link? I've been all over the hubble sites and they say that they've found a planet that IS completely covered in water, but not that the earth was. How could a telescope possibly be a time machine that looks back and sees a water-covered earth?

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      gaeparks 4 years ago from North Las Vegas, Nevada

      Randy Goodwin

      Check out the Hubble research and how it shows that the Earth was completely covered with water for a period of time. One of the things we do as humans is that we attempt to put God in the same time and space as construct that we are when in fact He operates outside of time as we know it and often times our interpretation and written leads to misunderstandings and therefore arguments such as yours. Be that as it may...the Bible and God's Word in it are true regardless of how you would try to spin it. Although all things in the Bible are true...all truths are not recorded in the Bible.

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      Oscar Jones 4 years ago from Alabama

      I've got to hand it to you.. Michele, that you stand up to these doubters and unbelievers is awesome. truth shall stand. simple as that. If most of you even came close to it you wouldn't see it. "this is the victory that overcometh, even our faith". God gave us total reasons to trust and to have faith. keep up the good work. We don't need drugs. That ironically is what the world offers and it is very sad they offer it, is that all they have? God's Presence is real and powerful. Awesome hub!

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      Randy Godwin 4 years ago from Southern Georgia

      Perhaps so, Michele. I feel just as qualified to do so as any believer I've ever met--not that I believe either place exists. lol!

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      lol!!! Or maybe you can decide who goes to Heaven or Hell.

      SSSSSSSSSSS

      I promise not to take your ssssssssssss away from you again!

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      Randy Godwin 4 years ago from Southern Georgia

      Ha, Michele! You may be correct. Perhaps if I tried some LSD I could buy into all of the patently ridiculous explanations for the great flood being possible as stated in the old novel. :)

      SSSSS

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      FSlovenec Thank you very much for your comment.

      Randy, I am sorry yesterday and today I have been so busy!!. But, I do have some comments on the flood.

      one of them I think you need to take your medication.

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      Frank Slovenec 4 years ago from San Francisco, CA

      Thank you..Praise God the Bible is the fundamental truth!

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      Randy Godwin 4 years ago from Southern Georgia

      Sorry Felipe, but I'm afraid this is impossible. The amount of water it would take to cover the earth could not have come from beneath the surface of the planet.

      You must remember the plates of the earth float atop molten rock--lava or magma is the scientific term for it--and we know what happens when water and this hot material comes into contact with each other.

      Perhaps you've read of Thera and Krakatoa? These islands exploded because seawater and magma mixed together creating steam during volcanic eruptions with these being merely small scale events compared to what would happen to the earth if such water was beneath the plates originally or if the water drained down into the cracks of the earth after the mythical flood. The entire planet would have exploded if such had happened.

      Try again, as your suggested scenario is quite impossible unless you go the "magic" route and the water simply appeared from nowhere and then disappeared in the same manner. Or if you wish to suspend the natural and physical laws altogether.

      Also if the water covered up Mt. Everest and other such giant mountains the ark would be floating so high in the air--at these mountaintop heights--everyone and every creature would freeze to death being at such high altitudes.

      Nothing to do with the old myth works out as being plausible concerning the Biblical flood myth. Not even going into how the kangaroos got back to Australia after the ark was grounded. But feel free to hazard a guess if you are that imaginative.

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      one of them 4 years ago

      I could send her to hell if I wish

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Felipe717 Thank you very much for you comment. You are helping me more then you will ever know.l

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      Felipe717 4 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

      Hey Randy,

      A lot of people question where all the water for the flood came from but if you read the entire story you see that most of the water came from under the earth.

      Genesis 7:11, "In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, on the seventeenth day of the second month - on that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened."

      Everyone knows that it rained for 40 days and nights but the waters of the great deep kept rising for 150 days as it says in verse 24.

      Genesis 7:24, "The waters flooded the earth for a hundred and fifty days."

      So the waters no only came from the rain but most of it came from under the earth.

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      MarleneB

      Thank you very much for your comment.

      God bless you

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      samowhamo, I think people interpret it differently. But, no I don't think the bones were planted here. Dinosaurs lived before humans. The earth is way over 6,000 years old. For some reason a few people think , that I think it is only a few thousand years old. I don't know why, but they have told me that I think the world is only a few thousand years old. That is just weird.

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      JMcFarland

      So have many others.

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      JMcFarland That is true, but so have atheists

      Mussolini is notorious for his war crimes as a Fascist dictator during World War II. As a young man he openly declared his atheism, and in his early career as a politician was openly anti-clerical. He was the Italian leader of the National Fascist Party, became Prime Minister in 1922 and was eventually a dictator who severely restricted freedom of speech. Mussolini supported Hitler’s conquest of Austria. In 1935, he invaded Ethiopia, using poison gas, bombing Red Cross hospitals and concentration camps to kill civilians and destroy “inferior” cultures. He ordered the execution of prisoners without trial and the shooting of “witch-doctors”. Italian troops used public executions, hostage taking and burning of villages to crush the Slavic population of Yugoslavia. These acts are now widely considered an attempt at genocide. However, later he tried to associate Fascism with Catholicism in order to garner dwindling support (however his widow made it clear that he was still staunchly atheist). Mussolini was also deeply anti-Semitic.

      Many people agree that Napoleon Bonaparte, heavily involved in the anti-clerical French Revolution, was atheist – he claimed that “all religions have been made by men”. He was one of the best ever military commanders, and conquered much of Europe. He staged a coup and declared himself Emperor. While he ended anarchy in post-Revolution France, many considered him a tyrant and usurper. He ignored treaties and conventions, seeking undisputed rule throughout Europe. He plundered conquered territories. His 17 years of rule resulted in the bankruptcy of France, loss of many of her territories, six million dead Europeans and economic setback in just one generation.

      Mao Zedong led the Communist Party of China to victory in the Chinese Civil War, helping to establish the People’s Republic of China. He had ambitions for a strong China, but his programs largely failed altogether. He has been blamed for the death of between 20 and 67 million of his “comrades”. Under his insane rule there was a culture akin to anarchy, that killed the economy and industrial production. His “Great Leap Forward” triggered a catastrophic and massive famine. However, he is most notorious for the precepts of the “Cultural Revolution”, which led to perhaps the greatest era of cultural vandalism the world has ever known. Antiques, historical sites, artifacts, ancient documents, feng shui traditions, Chinese traditional dresses and monasteries were destroyed for being associated with the “old ways of thinking”. Many copies of the Qu’ran were burnt. Red Guard groups around the country destroyed political and educational stability, criticizing anyone who considered himself superior, destroying reputations and lives. Mao, privately, led a life of great deviancy and excess. He also exacted revenge on all those, mainly intellectuals and professionals, who had disgraced Mao in his earlier career. He also targeted anyone with links to the Chinese Nationalist Party as well as anyone who posed a threat to him. Five million were executed in death camps. 36 million were persecuted and tortured. There were even instances of cannibalism.

      Pol Pot was the leader of the Khmer Rouge and Prime Minister of Cambodia from 1976 to 1979, having been de facto leader since mid-1975. During his time in power Pol Pot imposed an extreme version of agrarian communism, where all city dwellers were relocated to the countryside to work in collective farms and forced labour projects. The combined effect of slave labour, malnutrition, poor medical care and executions is estimated to have killed around 2 million Cambodians (approximately one third of the population). His regime achieved special notoriety by singling out all intellectuals, and other “bourgeois enemies”, for murder. The Khmer Rouge committed mass executions in sites known as the Killing Fields, and the executed were buried in mass graves. In order to save ammunition, executions were often carried out using hammers, axe handles, spades or sharpened bamboo sticks. His attempts to “cleanse” the country resulted in the deaths of 1.7 to 2.5 million people. He also had an intense dislike of anyone with the semblance of being intelligent, such as those who wore glasses or who spoke another language.

      Stalin was General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union’s Central Committee, from 1922 until his death in 1953. Under Stalin’s leadership, the Ukraine suffered a famine (Holodomor) so great it is considered by many to be an act of genocide on the part of Stalin’s government. Estimates of the number of deaths range from 2.5 million to 10 million. The famine was caused by direct political and administrative decisions. In addition to the famine, Stalin ordered purges within the Soviet Union of any person deemed to be an enemy of the state (i.e. capitalists, theists). In total, estimates of the total number murdered under Stalin’s reign, range from 10 million to 60 million. His government promoted atheism with mass propaganda in school, and held a terror campaign against the religious. He crushed the Russian Orthodox Church, leveling thousands of churches and shooting more than 100,000 priests, monks and nuns between 1937 and 1938.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Hey samowhamo, I have looked at swirls and nautalus fossil remains that must be a billion years old. Wonderful! A place called nautaloid canyon within the huge Grand Canyon. I have hiked near there where one inch of deposit took one thousand years.

      Here is a fun carpenter story: A pig finally got a job on a construction site and did great for four days. On the fifth he showed up 45 minutes late. The foreman asked, what the &*)&)&^(^&(? The pig said, what is time to a pig?

      What is time for the alpha and omega? All things are truly possible in Him.

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      Marlene Bertrand 4 years ago from Northern California, USA

      Quite fascinating! I really enjoyed reading all the facts in the Bible linked to scientific studies.

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      samowhamo 4 years ago

      Hey Michele do you beleive as some christians beleive that dinosaur bones were planted here. The Bible (as far as I know) does not say that or even hint at that and there are creatures in the Bible that are like dinosaurs such as the Leviathan and dragons and even creatures that the Old Testament calls Tannin which is often interpreted as meaning giant reptilian beast, or dragon, or sea serpent.

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      Julie McFarland 4 years ago from The US of A, but I'm Open to Suggestions

      HITLER did evil things. That does not mean that he was not a catholic. Lots of catholics, protestants, muslims, etc have done evil things.

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      Randy Godwin 4 years ago from Southern Georgia

      No problem, Michele. While you are at it, check to see how long it takes for limestone to form in the oceans. Some layers are many hundreds of feet in thickness. Thanks for the discussion! :)

      --RG

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Ericdierker

      I agree with you very much

      God bless you

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Randy

      I am about to take my daughter out, so I will need a little time. It has been a busy day. But let me study up on this after we get home.

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      JMcFarland I know you like to blame the all the killings on religion, but the ones in England some were political. They did call it religion, but it is a fancy way of killing those that oppose.

      As for Native Americans. They were treated horribly no matter what. Religion or not.

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      endless sea

      Thank you for your very long comment. I appreciate it very much.

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      JMcFarland All I meant when I wrote that Hitler wasn't really a Catholic, was that Hitler was an evil man. Hitler was evil, or is there a reason that you think Hitler was not evil?

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Very nice comment Randy, And everything you say makes sense, for our science and human understanding. Some day science will be able to explain true acts of God.

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      Randy Godwin 4 years ago from Southern Georgia

      An interesting theory Michele, but not even close. There is not enough water on earth to cover it completely. The bible says it rained 40 days and 40 nights and hid the mountains underneath the flood.

      May believers try to change the words in the bible to fit a possible scenario which would be acceptable or possible. But still they can't answer the questions as to where the water came from or where it went after the flood.

      The Gilgamesh tale long preceded that of Genesis and was obviously known by the anonymous author of this first book in the Old Testament.

      The ice age theory sounds interesting, but the last ice age was over 13,000 years ago, long before man invented your god. No matter if there was such an event as still, there isn't enough water on our planet to even cover the land masses by a few inches, much less the mountains.

      And how did the kangaroos get to Australia after leaving the ark, not to mention the other animal species not native to the middle east? I do understand the desperation of some believers to try and make the bible be true, but not to the point of simply ignoring facts to do so.

      If one is going to rely on the words in the bible, them use them as they are, or not at all. Otherwise it's merely a futile exercise in "what ifs."

      I can't see a deity making it more confusing and contradictory than it is and expecting to leave a clear and believable message, especially for primitive humans. What would be the point?

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      Akhand Pratap SIngh 4 years ago from Lucknow(U.P.) India

      A very interesting hub, Michelle, the fact you mentioned are really awesome, talking about science and Bible, The book does mentions some of the currently known facts of science. The reality of Jesus Christ has been a big topic for debates so has been the existence of God. The Bible mentions the Christ as son of God but the reference has to be taken in a philosophical way. I have been doing my bit of researches on different topics and came to realize that, the writers of the old times have done their bit to write things in a way that only "worthy can understand". The scriptures when say Jesus as son of God it refers to Him being closest to God, when you visit churches they have a segment for kids where they teach them. "How to be son of God", The basic idea of Jesus being son of God is a brilliant piece of work of the writer. Jesus Christ was the only man who followed the 10 commandments given to Moses in Old Testament, his crucifixion being a symbol of sacrifice (a ritual that was followed during the old testament, to seek forgiveness). The existence of Christ is equally true to existence of many great kings till this time, be it the facts like the geological features and disturbances matching those mentioned in Biblical history and Bible or the facts as formation of Earth in six days, the presence of gravitational field, the Earth being round and complex structure of human being, which is biologically impossible to be attained by the process of evolution from a microbial organism. The fact that stories of Bible match the stories of Greek and Norse mythology, not just that the story is parallel to that of Holy Quran, and many similarities are also between Hindu mythological book the Geeta and Ramayana, this adds to the truthfulness of the book ( you should be more optimistic instead of calling something fake or copied) the teachings provided in Bible are that used these days by all kind of people in world. The Bible has two phase (I should not mention this as you all are quite good with facts) the Old and the New Testament, the old being before the birth of Christ and being about prophecies, the formation of the what new world will be like and the New being the new world, the presence of sins, human, believes, disbelieves, mutinies, then comes the scientific part, healing by spirituality (given the base of Noetic science that every particle in the universe contain physical form [even thoughts]) the process of spiritual healing is a possible subject, come the waking up of dead ( we have heard many times that a person was dead for short period of time and somehow he was alive again by doctors of many hospitals, the things like being brain dead are not unknown) this process written before 1000's of years in Bible is fact that things like these existed back then, the environment at that time was much more different than now, that shows how people mentioned in Bible lived so long. Now being the fact that people call Christians evil (the theories like catholic church being super evil organisation) the existence of Christians was not so popular world wide (just Jews existed to most of the people) it was only after Constantine forced most of the Roman Pagan's to turn into Christians cause he liked the idea and believed that Bible is much truthful than having 100,000 + Gods, (if someone does the work wrong way it does not mean the complete community or group is wrong). I agree there have been many things that have led people to disbelieve the existence of Jesus Christ and truthfulness of Bible, many places in our history the leaders have taken decisions to gain people into the religion like formation of 25th Dec as birthday of Jesus Christ, which actually was the Pagan festival of sun God. Yes, people do use unacceptable ways to do things even being a Christian but, that does not defy the truthfulness of The Bible. Anyways, Christianity is now a huge religion, debates like those questioning the truthfulness of Bible and calling it a copy is going against millions of people out there.

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      Julie McFarland 4 years ago from The US of A, but I'm Open to Suggestions

      Michelle -

      The protestant church has killed its fair share. Look up what happened in England alone. When a catholic monarch was in power, they burned protestants as heretics. When a protestant monarch was in power, they turned around and killed catholics. Look at queen Elizabeth I. It's well documented history.

      Although Methodists are the second largest denomination now, they have rarely held political power in the timeframe that would allow them to persecute multitudes like their older cousins. However, since they did exist in this country in 1771, it's likely that they tried to convert Native Americans by the boatload - and if they refused to convert, they probably received the typical treatment by the new settlers.

      I get that you don't like to believe that hitler was catholic - but that doesn't change the fact that he was.

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Thank you so much teaches.

      God bless you

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Jerry Hulse

      Thank you very much.

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Randy

      SSSSSSSSS hee hee hee hee...

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Hi Randy,

      The release of vast amounts of subterranean water and volcanic action that accompanied the flood would create the following conditions:-

      Warm oceans .Cold land (due to volcanic ash blocking the

      Warm oceans)

      Cold land (due to volcanic ash blocking the sun)

      These are just the right conditions for an ice age. Lots of water will evaporate from the warm oceans, and precipitate as snow (rather than rain) since the land is cold. Thus, the Flood was followed by an ice age; even the Middle East had a temperate climate as suggested by Job (Job 37:9–10, 38:22–23, 29–30) who lived a few hundred years after the flood.

      An ice age is accompanied by low ocean levels - this would allow easy migration. As the ash would have cleared, the land would have warmed, the ice would melt, and ocean levels would rise, and land blocks would get isolated. Perhaps this occurred during the time of Peleg (1 Chronicles 1:19)

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      JMcFarland May I ask you a question?

      How many did the Protestant Church kill?

      How many did the Methodist Church kill?

      Hitler may have been "Catholic" but in reality? I don't think so.

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      gaeparks, thank you for your comment. As a teacher of science and a Christian, you probably understand a lot more about this hub then most.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Michele, your post is excellent! The Bible does have a wealth of education and facts that can be applied to life in general. Your key points prove that it is more than just a story book. Wonderfully done and researched. God bless you, sweet lady. Voted up +++

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      Jerry W Hulse 4 years ago from Kingsport, Tennessee

      This is Awesome, voted up!

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      Randy Godwin 4 years ago from Southern Georgia

      Er......Mr. science teacher? Hello? lol.

      oooosssssSSSSSSXXXXXXO:--c

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      Randy Godwin 4 years ago from Southern Georgia

      Great! A science teacher who can explain where the water which caused the Great Flood came from and where it went to afterwards. Since he claims science cannot dispel the Biblical myths, I'm sure he has the answers.

      Please carry on, Mr. gaeparks. I am all ears......er......eyes. lol And oh yeah, how did the animals get back to Australia after the flood?

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      gaeparks 4 years ago from North Las Vegas, Nevada

      Michele...Excellent Hub!!! I have always and will continue to argue (in the scholarly sense) that science actually proves God. Scientists are the PEOPLE who would rather believe some of the most outlandish circumstances to be facts than to give the credit to a Wise and Intelligent God. There have been old and new evidence that scientific inquiry shows that Biblical events cannot be disproved by science. One of the travesties of the Hubble system is that they refuse to make public some of the images that gives proof to some significant Biblical events. However, be that as it may, all the foundational scientific principles supports intelligence in the very development of the very universe. As you so eloquently show, all we need to do is read the Bible and see the undeniable bridge to science is why you should check my Hub about the need for Christian Education. Well done as always.

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      Julie McFarland 4 years ago from The US of A, but I'm Open to Suggestions

      Yes, hitler was evil. He was also a catholic. The two are not mutually exclusive. Do you know how many hundreds of thousands of people the catholic church has killed in the last 2000 years? I would call that evil.

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      You have got to be kidding me. He was evil. Do you even know what evil means?

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      Julie McFarland 4 years ago from The US of A, but I'm Open to Suggestions

      Michelle -

      How can you preach atheism? Atheism is not a religion. It has no tenants, no dogma, no churches, no unified beliefs. Hitler was a staunch catholic until the day he died. He did not worship the devil. I don' t know where you got your information from, but it flies in the face of real, justifiable and provable history.

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Randy, I did look into your forum. But, too many posts to read. Wow, you did start up a good forum.

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      JMcFarland Christopher Hitchens was only preaching atheism. He is pretty good at it. He just want's people to be atheists . But, he made a very bad mistake about Hitler. I can explain Hitler, but that is very in depth.

      Hitler joined a cult that worshiped the devil. As for Rome, the pope was able to allow several thousand Jews to escape.

      If you wish, I can go into a long explanation about Hitler, Rome, the Pope, and Concentration Camps.

      The hubs I have written about Hitler and Concentration Camps are very short. There is a lot more information out there.

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      Randy Godwin 4 years ago from Southern Georgia

      See, this is why I posted the link to the who tempted Satan thread above. After over 500 posts there was still not a satisfactory answer from the believer's side. They just couldn't get their minds around God creating the very evil he supposedly dislikes. Sorta like tempting babies with candy and then beating their butts when they take it. LOL

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      Julie McFarland 4 years ago from The US of A, but I'm Open to Suggestions

      If god is intrinsically good, and therefore everything he commands is good, yet he created evil - then evil is intrinsically good as well. God created it.

      On Science vs Religion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv6U2BtdFGc

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Thank you for your comment Debbie

      Here is some more evidence about science and the bible.

      http://youtu.be/oaBrOu0QcvU

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Randy, I will look at that forum when I get a chance. It looks very interesting!

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Yes, God is all knowing. I would rather discuss it later, if you don't mind, I am going to try to get this hub back to the scientific hub.

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      JMcFarland I am sorry, I did not mean to put words onto your mouth.

      And Isaiah 45 God is telling us He created everything. That is true. Nothing exists without God creating it. So, yes God did create evil. However, we have a choice. We are not robots. We can choose good, or we can choose evil.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Michele.. another excellent read.. I have read all of these in the bible.. and I remember studying each chapter and book and realizing what amazing facts were in there and truths.. God Bless you for writing this

      Debbie

      sharing on prayer request page

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      Randy Godwin 4 years ago from Southern Georgia

      Again, who tempted Satan? You may enjoy this thread concerning the temptation of the bad guy, Michele.

      http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/60664

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      Randy Godwin 4 years ago from Southern Georgia

      Whatever, your god claims to be all-knowing. The end is already known if this is so. We can discuss this later, though.

      --RG

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      Julie McFarland 4 years ago from The US of A, but I'm Open to Suggestions

      Michelle -

      Please don't put words in my mouth. I listed 4 possible reasons that your prayers would go unanswered, and the VERY last one was the possibility that your god didn't exist. Don't make it seem like I said something I don't.

      Lets examine Satan for a moment. Where do you get your information about him? The fall of Lucifer is not a biblical story - it's a jewish and later christian oral tradition that is not found in the bible at all. the picture of the "devil" we get from the bible, especially the Old Testament is vastly different than the notion of satan that christians like to spread around. Satan means "accuser". In legal terms, you would have to consider a courtroom. God is the judge. Jesus is the defense attorney and satan is the prosecutor. He is not evil. He acts, in job, only with god's permission.

      the fact of the matter is that satan is a christian invention. he's the nemesis of god, and christians like to ascribe all sorts of powers to him - but they have nothing to base those claims on. Ultimately you have to realize that God invented satan. he created him, knowing full well what the final outcome would be - yet he created him anyway. Satan exists only because god allows him to - and god himself says that he creates evil - not satan. If you want someone to blame for the evil in this world, turn your finger at your god. "

      I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things."

      —Isaiah 45:7

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      No Randy, I don't think that it has been determined yet. It is up to us. We will be judged But, that also is another discussion altogether.

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      So, if God does not grant my wish, then He does not exist? Hmmm, Sorry, that does not work for me. Yes, there is evil in the world. The entire world is suffering. Believe me, I know that. The bible teaches us that there is suffering in this world.

      There is evil in control of this earth.

      At this point in time satan is the one causing suffering in this world.

      satan also hides the truth from many. satan harms those who love God.

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      Julie McFarland 4 years ago from The US of A, but I'm Open to Suggestions

      Of course we can both find links, but does that mean that we're both correct? Absolutely not. The problem is that you want to find links that prove that your god is true and that prayer works - and those links ARE available. The links I provide, however, are unbiased. They do studies to try to determine the outcome, not because they want to prove what they already believe is true. It's conformation bias - not independent, unbiased study. Science is different than faith. In science, if you believe that you know the answer but the research and testing you do does not confirm what you believe, you change your hypothesis and submit it to further testing - you don't just go right on believing what you originally thought despite the evidence. Science follows the evidence wherever it leads - even if that means that you were initially wrong. Your faith is not like that. Despite the evidence, you just go right along and believe it anyway because you WANT to. Ultimately, it comes down to a single question. DO you care if your beliefs are true? If you do, then you'll want to find the truth, regardless of the evidence, and if the evidence counters your original beliefs, you change your beliefs. If you don't care if it's really true, then no amount of research to the contrary is going to matter - you're just going to believe it in spite of the evidence. Do you see the difference here?

      Why don't you go to your nearest veteran hospital and find a soldier who lost his leg or his arm or both legs in an explosion. Put your hand on him, and pray that god will give him his limb back and see if it works. If it does, you'll win the Nobel prize for proving prayer works. If it doesn't work, then it's because of one of the following reasons

      1) Your faith wasn't the size of a mustard seed, and you need to have more faith before your prayers are answered.

      2) God heard you but decided not to grant your wish (because he's a genie that can make up his mind at will

      3) god didn't hear you because he's to busy NOT doing anything to stop the millions of starving children or those being blown up in his name

      4) god didn't hear you because he isn't there - and he doesn't exist.

      Pray for 50 amputees. See how many grow their limbs back. It's possible in the animal world. A lot of creatures grow lost limbs back again, and you claim that god created everything and that nothing is impossible for him. It should be possible for humans too. Growing back an arm or a leg is nothing for a god that raises people from the dead.

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      Randy Godwin 4 years ago from Southern Georgia

      Why so, Michele? After all, your god already knew whether you would go to hell or heaven long before the universe was formed if he is truly all knowing. He would have already known he would drown all of the people and animals on earth--once more--long before he created Adam an Eve. He Already knows the conclusion to this whole vast cosmic play. The long history of human misery and struggle--filled with death of all sorts and pain so horrible it cannot be imagined--all because some bored deity deemed it so.

      Of course you know who tempted Satan, but that's a different discussion altogether.

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      JMcFarland Pray does matter. We have free will we can pray, or we can chose not to pray. We are not forced to follow God. Are all Atheists amputees?

      On the internet you can disprove and I can prove. We can both find links.

      Many people believe the holocaust never happened. That it was just made up. The pictures were fake. They can find that on the internet. I wrote a hub on that. People argued about how fake the holocaust was.

      Were they fooled? Do you believe the holocaust was real or fake?

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      Julie McFarland 4 years ago from The US of A, but I'm Open to Suggestions

      Among these problems is the clash between the idea of God as one who answers prayers and that of a God who is all-knowing, all-good and all-powerful. Prayer would be “unnecessary” with such a God, Avalos writes, yet those in the Judeo-Christian faith insist on trying to reconcile two irreconcilable notions. “Every single case of a supposedly answered prayer that I witnessed,” Avalos writes, “can be explained by one or more of the following factors: (1) false assumptions, (2) erroneous information, and (3) wishful thinking.” Further, the main problem with the idea of “controlled experiment” regarding prayer is that there can be no such thing:

      You can never divide people into groups that received prayer and those that did not. The main reason is that there is no way to know that someone did not receive prayer. How would anyone know that some distant relative was not praying for a member of the group that Byrd had identified as having received no prayer? How does one control prayers said on behalf of all the sick people in the world? How does one assess the degree of faith in patients that are too sick to be interviewed or in the persons performing the prayers?

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      Julie McFarland 4 years ago from The US of A, but I'm Open to Suggestions

      this is what I'm talking about. Your source for that link is highly suspect. They have an agenda - they're blatantly christian, and they're trying to prove their pre-existing bias. Where the templeton foundation did it impartially and followed the scientific method, this group did not.

      Additionally, plant growth has been proven by simply talking to plants. Prayer or a kind tone - doesn't make a difference.

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Randy, No, You do have to pray first. At least I think you do.

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      JMcFarland Other scientific studies have shown that prayer does work. In fact pray works not only on people, but plants, and well a lot of other things. This study was done by several scientists.

      http://curezone.com/blogs/fm.asp?i=980020

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      Julie McFarland 4 years ago from The US of A, but I'm Open to Suggestions

      The fact of the matter is that prayer negates "free will" and the idea that god is omniscient. If god knows everything that's going to happen but he wants a human being to "choose" him, prayer doesn't matter. He's either going to heal someone or he's not. It's all pre-determined. So why would prayer matter? Are you suggesting that god changes his mind about what he's going to do? Why would prayer make a bit of difference? (not that it does. According to the study itself those that knew they were being prayed for did worse than the ones that weren't and had more complications. Maybe it was performance anxiety) Do you know of any case at any time in history where god healed an amputee?

      Michelle, as far as finding links to "disprove" things - you need to be careful of where you get your information and what source it's from. I can find anything on the internet, but that doesn't mean that information is true, just because someone said it.

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      You can put your links into my hubs. I try to find information that disproves it :)

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Thank you Lipancy, I appreciate your comment.

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      Randy Godwin 4 years ago from Southern Georgia

      And after all JM, wouldn't a god already know if someone was going to pray for something long before it ever happened? And the results thereof? What's the point if this is true? Sounds like a done deal long before the prayer is even uttered.

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      Julie McFarland 4 years ago from The US of A, but I'm Open to Suggestions

      Prayer has never been proven to have any more affect than a placebo. One of the most notable prayer studies was done by the templeton foundation, and it found out that prayer can actually make things WORSE, not better.

      http://www.templeton.org/pdfs/articles/060331Reute...

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      Randy Godwin 4 years ago from Southern Georgia

      Thanks Michele, I just meant you may not want the link to appear in your comments, not the comments themselves, but then the entire comment would have to be deleted. Anyway, I merely wanted you to know it was fine with me if you deleted it.

      This is an interesting discussion at any rate. I think everyone will gain a bit of insight into how the Bible came to be as it is, no matter their own belief. :)

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      Nancy Yager 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      Very interesting facts. Personally, I have never understood the point in proving the Bible is of science. To me the Bible is just a guide for my conduct as a Christian.

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Thank you so much Faith.

      Isn't is amazing how much the doctor's are finding out about praying and Alzheimer's and other diseases?

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Thank you very much Dennis. People should also read your hubs. They are excellent.

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Randy Godwin I don't delete comments I don't like, well unless they use words that are really bad. No one has ever done that. Anyway, perhaps the star was not a star, but an Angel. The star did stop right over the house where Jesus was living.

      At first it was very high in the sky, then came lower so that the Magi could find Jesus.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Excellent hub, Michele, as always. Very interesting. Just as science is now finding that prayer can help to stave off Alzheimer's disease.

      Voted up ++++ and sharing

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Dennis AuBuchon 4 years ago

      This is a fantastic hub and I voted interesting, awesome and up. The facts and connection to science in the Bible was unique in how you connected science to specific bible verses.

      I also pinned and tweeted.

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      Randy Godwin 4 years ago from Southern Georgia

      Good night, Michele. I did go back and read my Reaching for the Star of Bethlehem hub. The very last paragraph is very enlightening concerning how events which happened years after the fact were sometimes added by the authors of the gospels. It explains about the Magi too. Have a look if you are interested.

      I hate to keep clunking up this hub but you can delete this link if you like.

      http://randygodwin.hubpages.com/hub/Reaching-For-T...

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Well, I am tired, but still have a lot to debate. will be back later on tomorrow, with more information.

      I hope you both have good nights.

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      Randy Godwin 4 years ago from Southern Georgia

      I have to agree with JM. 400 some odd years later does not bode well for accuracy and JM is correct because the church itself is one reason the ancient writings have been so corrupted over the centuries. The New Testament itself was similar to the Book of the Week with many authors trying to get in on the act when Christianity became popular. I find those books left out of the Bible to be very entertaining as well.