What about the rest of god’s creation?

18 Feb

Sitting in my comparative religions class, we were covering the early history of the jewish people. God is constantly intervening on their behalf, or punishing them, or telling them to massacre a specific group of people. But this made me wonder, while god is busy taking an extreme personal interest in the lives and fortunes of his little creation, what else is going on in the universe? I mean, the entire bible is focused just on events on earth.

The entire “world” of the bible is restricted to earth and the stars that happen to be visible to the naked eye given our location in the galaxy. But this is only a meer fraction of existence! The galaxy is so incredibly vast, more so than primitive people could ever possibly imagine.

Did you ever stop to wonder why the bible and god seems to be restricted to this small space? That it might be because that small space is all that was know to the people who invented god and wrote the bible? When god is commanding Isaac to kill his son, what’s happening in the Andromeda galaxy? Or the Spindle Galaxy? Here’s a list of other galaxies out there. Entire galaxies!!!! And these are just the ones we know about. What was god doing then? Why aren’t any of these mentioned in the bible?

6 Responses to “What about the rest of god’s creation?”

  1. Doulos February 18, 2009 at 6:14 pm #

    Well, from a religious standpoint I would say that the Bible is only about earth because it is directed to a certain group of people. The entire Old Testament is about God’s interactions with the Israelites and how they responded to it… that’s the focus.

    That and if it did speak of other creatures/civilizations, just think how much more fodder that would give you atheist; a God AND aliens?! *laugh*

    So out of curiosity, do you think there’s life elsewhere? Life comperable to earth with many complex multi-celled creatures with intelliegence?

  2. godlesspaladin February 18, 2009 at 6:59 pm #

    I most definitely think there is life elsewhere, and intelligent life at that. Dawkins had something to say about the probability of this in his book “The God Delusion”

    “Suppose life’s origin on a planet took place through a hugely improbable stroke of luck, so improbable that it happens on only one in a billion planets. The National Science Foundation would laugh at any chemist whose proposed research had only a one in a hundred chance of succeeding, let alone one in a billion. Yet, given that there are at least a billion billion planets in the universe, even such absurdly low odds as these will yield life on a billion planets.”

  3. Doulos February 19, 2009 at 7:51 pm #

    Good. I think there must be elsewhere too.

  4. joseph April 4, 2010 at 8:38 pm #

    Well, the news always talks mainly about my country … Mean that happens a lot less in other countries? – However, the Bible speaks of angels (aliens?). Furthermore, if God is omnipresent, no problem.

    Not all miracles performed on earth are in the Bible. Imagine those on the universe.

    Well, we can say that Jesus died for the whole universe, or we can say that only God hiujos sinned on earth, after all, the universe is varied and incredible. As the Bible says, SHOW HEAVEN THE GLORY OF THE LORD. šŸ˜‰

    God bless you. šŸ˜‰

  5. Joe Jackson June 16, 2014 at 11:16 pm #

    Before I can teach my 7 year old daughter advanced physics and trigonometry, she must first learn how to add 1 plus 1.

    At the end of the day (life), we haven’t yet grasped the single concept that EACH individual person has a MIND to THINK. And with it, the good and evil that they can create themselves. The amount of power and control, and beauty in that alone (which is free), is yet to be understood in our but 100-year life time.

    When we see something that expands our mind, we can’t help but run to our prior individual experience to fully understand what is presented to us.

    We feel that since we “get it” about life (when clearly NONE of us do), then we’re entitled to the “next” chapter or level of understanding… Why worry about the universe and solar system next to us in this life when we don’t know what’s going on or assisting in our neighboring country? City? Neighborhood? Next door.

    One day it’ll become the common sense to our archaic thinking. Perhaps the year 4,000?

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