coldturkey

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Heavens: The depth.

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The moon

It’s a quiet night. Well, not eerily quiet. Just harmlessly quiet. I love the night. That’s when my productivity is prime. I work best then. Two PDF documents reviewed and sealed, it’s time for supper and the hot mug of chocolate that takes away your coat and leaves a smoking hot body behind.

I then open a book and cough. That happens always with Astronomy and The Bible by Lucas Reed. My copy is so old the front pages are caked. I have to lift to turn them since flapping would leave me with pieces of a page. The book is golden.

Astronomy, the study of nature, the starry universe and the movement of all the stellar worlds, is very interesting because of the amazing facts it tells. Lucas, like many other Christians astronomers, looks at the wonders of the universe through the Bible. He follows some of the most common verses and interprets them in a way that leaves one in awe of God’s command of his handiwork.

I love philosophy, astronomy and all those other disciplines that stimulate the mind into critical thinking and search for knowledge. A mind that questions does not conform. It beats its own path and believes by choice and convictions. As the Chinese say, it goes out to meet the intention of a topic as a guest, and that is understanding. It is rich. It is armed.

Lucas says the Bible gives us a working hypothesis regarding all fields of knowledge. If we attempt to unite truth and error, or good with evil, the statements of the Sacred Writ drive a line of cleavage between the two extremes, separating them from us. We are thus saved from error which is the perversion of truth and from evil, the perversion of good. The study of astronomy in the light of the Bible is therefore the only rational study of it.

If you ever fall in love, tell your loved one that he or she is as beautiful as the constellation Orion. Afterwards take them to see Orion through a telescope. Both of your will live happily ever after. Astronomers regard Orion as the grand spectacle of the skies; one of the most remarkable nebulae supreme in the glittering skies, the most brilliant of constellations.

For me the greatest satisfaction from astronomy and the Bible is the attempt at grasping the splendor of God and his magnificence.

‘Standing on the verge of the planetary system, we find ourselves surrounded by a multitude of shining orbs, some radiant with splendor, other faintly gleaming with beauty… the suburbs of God’s boundless dominions.’ O.M Mitchel, The Orbs of Heaven.

I need to eat now.

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Written by coldturkey

April 18, 2011 at 1:41 AM

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  1. Well said.

    It reminds me of Job 38:31 where God asks Job to gird his loins like man and answer a few questions one of which is: Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?

    I’d love to know what Lucas Reed reads in that.

    Anyway, the evidence of Gods’ brilliance is overwhelming from when we look up into telescopes and down into microscopes and ooh and ahh at the wonders of the Great I AM that it is a wonder there are any atheists.

    Almasi

    April 22, 2011 at 6:47 PM

    • @Alamasi, Lucas absolutely has something and something extensive to say about Pleiades, and from telescopic observations of Orion, it actually has a family of bright bodies around it seemingly tied to each other, which are obviously those referred to as ‘bands of Orion.’ Get the book. Get your mind blown away.

      coldturkey

      April 22, 2011 at 10:20 PM

  2. I love nights. Even with the monsters lurking under the bed, it’s my fave time of the day…it’s been a while since I star gazed but i love how infinite the universe seems.

    PS: Astronomy + Philosophy is a combo that could really make a girl go ‘hmmmmmmm’ 😉

    nyambura

    April 27, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    • @Nyambura, that makes 2. I think it’s a starry night these days. Check it out. On the combo, has this girl gone hmmmm 🙂

      Cold Turkey

      April 27, 2011 at 1:55 PM

  3. Oh, she’s already at “Hmmmm,” Trust me on that 🙂

    nyambura

    April 28, 2011 at 9:35 AM

  4. beautifully put, God’s creations are beautiful and unique

    pitzevans

    May 11, 2011 at 7:19 PM


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