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“Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created.” Revelation 4:11
What about the scientific concensus that the planet Mars used to have a thick atmosphere, large oceans and water running across its surface, yet now it is a cold dried up rock with barely any atmosphere? If we accept creation then Mars seems a bit pointless really.
Watched a TV special the other day - the thinking is that there may have been an enormous solar flare that, without a magnetic field to protect the planet, literally blew off the water vapor and most of the atmosphere from Mars.
Seems likely that that's when the Martians all died - without a Noah, they weren't worth saving. Must have been tough, though, as a little water wasn't enough - it took the unimaginable fury of a star to do them in.
You're assuming there were "Martians"??First Mistake.
Second:it's becoming increasingly obvious to (real) scientists that Earth is looking almost unique. The moon is larger and absorbs asteroid impacts that make it through the outer giant planets. Then our ionosphere and magnetic field protect life on Earth. Abundant water and many other variables allow life to thrive here. The size of the earth, it's distance from the sun etc etc are unique so far to science.
Lastly if you can get away from one particular scripture from one particular ancient time from one particular culture you might like to actually study general religious theory. Obsessing about the old testament is not doing justice to the huge cultural role religions have played.
Please no more religious stereotyping! Religions and races are often synonymous and many indigenous and other races can be offended by stereotypes.ie. hate speech.
Actually, the martians was supposed to be a joke. Funny, you know?
But earth unique? Not hardly - we've found dozens of planets in the same zone as earth. Both Mars and Venus are approximately the same size as well, and jupiter has a magnetic field. Enceladus is primarily water. 4 other moons in the solar system are all larger than ours.
So the attributes you claim are unique to earth aren't unique at all. The combination is, but then the combination that makes up every planet we have any real knowledge makes every planet unique.
Its clear you weren't joking at all about your mars theory.
I suggest you keep up to date with current resesrch re similar planets with a moon as large as ours plus water etc as I just mentioned.I
I remember back in the 80s Christians laughing at those silly scientists for proposing that stars might also have planets orbiting and that they would one day work out how to detect them. They are not laughing now. Christians laughed about the notion of liquid water running on Mars. They are not laughing now. Today many Christians laugh at the notion of extraterrestrial life, just have look at Answers in Genesis. Yet scientists are continually finding extremaphobes where it was thought impossible for organisms to survive: black smokers on the ocean floors, acid pools deep underground, under the antarctic ice, embedded within rocks in the tundra, hot mud pools around geysers, even on the outside of spacecraft orbiting the Earth. These conditions are in no way unique to Earth. Just as Wilderness stated, Enceladus is covered in water ice.
But one thing I have never quite understood is that when it is known that the universe contains billions of galaxies containing billions of stars, why do so many Christians get upset at the concept of life elsewhere?
Yes, yes. Earth is unique as a combination of all it's attributes (as far as we know). I said that.
So is Venus - nowhere (we know of) is another planet so shrouded in clouds, just that size and at just that distance from it's star. And Saturn! Nowhere else do we find such a gorgeous set of rings around a planet with that makeup for atmosphere, that size and at that distance. Fascinating!
So...your point that earth is unique? All planets are unique (as far as we know). They are all special, just as earth is.
Unless you provide some actual evidence about which Christians said what then generalisations and stereotypes mean nothing.
Galileo was a Christian for example and he advanced astronomy.
It seems that many critics of religion are stuck in a backwater of criticism usually focused on a tiny sliver of fundamentalism from the backwoods of Texas etc.
One word, Evolution. There you go. A word that gets Christians all over the World upset, not just hick towns in Texas.
There you go again stereotyping all religions when in actual fact you are still referring to that one sliver of backwoods fundamentalists. Is it a habit??
The principle of evolution is frequently jettisoned by many (but not all) atheists when discussing religious evolution. For example attacking a 2,000 plus year old document specific to a certain cultural milieu; forgetting that religions evolve too.
I didn't stereotype all religions there, what are you talking about? I mentioned Christians and Christians alone. Did I attack a 2000 year old document? Nope. I never mentioned the bible or any other so called holy text. For 25 years I was surrounded by Christians of multiple varieties of church culture get upset by evolution. Did I say ALL Christians get upset? Nope. Perhaps you should read what I specifically write rather than trying to read between lines drawing assumption upon assumption. Is assuming a habit for you? It would appear so from the plain reading of your posts.
Err..."Christians all over the world"??
So you are claiming exactly what? That only all christians have closed minds to science? So you obviously must support all other religions? ?
What on Earth are you trying to say.
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