Saturday, December 31, 2005
Jesus tomb patent
U.S. 4,866,863. Man receives patent for a religious shrine, in particular a miniature replica of the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem as described in the New Testament of the bible. In a modification, the top cover of the shrine can be raised by a mechanism activated by rolling the round stone at the entrance into an open position.
Thursday, December 29, 2005
Message in the sky
The authors of this technical paper argue that the cosmic microwave background (CMB) provides a remarkable opportunity for the Creator of the universe to have sent a message to its occupants, using known physics. The medium for the Godly message is unique. They elaborate on this observation, noting that the message requires careful adjustment of the fundamental Lagrangian, but no direct intervention in the subsequent evolution of the universe.
Read more: http://arxiv.org/abs/physics/0510102
Tuesday, December 27, 2005
Patent received for Jesus doll
U.S. Patent 6,007,404: A soft-bodied doll bearing a resemblance to a caricature of Jesus. The doll includes a voice simulator for phrases from Jesus' ministry. A responsible adult can use the Jesus doll to teach young children about Jesus' historic life. The doll includes an actuator for the voice simulator contained within a body portion of doll which may be manually activated to speak one or more of these phrases. Separate voice simulators may be used with a switch permitting the supervising adult to transition the doll from use with a young child to one who is capable of understanding Jesus' teachings when the child's mental faculties dictate.
Monday, December 26, 2005
Human immortality and God consciousness
Read more: http://godconsciousness.com/humanimmortality.php
Sunday, December 25, 2005
Scientist explains why we believe in God
Read more: http://edge.org/3rd_culture/gilbert05/gilbert05_index.html
Saturday, December 24, 2005
Guide to the Gods
Welcome to Godchecker - your Guide to the Gods. We have more Gods than you can shake a stick at. Godchecker's Mythology Encyclopedia currently features almost 2,700 deities.Browse the pantheons of the world, explore ancient myths, and discover Gods of everything from Fertility to Fluff with the fully searchable Holy Database Of All Known Gods.
Read more: http://www.godchecker.com/
Friday, December 23, 2005
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Christians ate psychedelic snails to see God
Read more: http://people.etnoteam.it/maiocchi/fabbro.htm
Dinosaurs and the Bible
"The Bible tells us that God created all of the land animals on the sixth day of creation. As dinosaurs were land animals, they must have been made on this day, alongside Adam and Eve, who were also created on Day Six (Genesis 1:24-31)... The Bible makes it plain that dinosaurs and people must have lived together. Actually, as we will soon see, there is a lot of evidence for this."
Read more: http://www.answersingenesis.org/Docs/2.asp
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
A grid of stars?
What Kalinda discovered with her new, powerful telescope was a perfectly arranged array of stars in the shape of a cubical grid. About ten stars formed each edge of the cube.
To confirm her initial observations, she decided to use the Hubble Space Telescope’s camera to more clearly resolve the star grid, which was located some seven billion light years from Earth. Because peering at distant stars is like looking back in time, the images revealed a star grid that existed when the universe was 60 percent of its current age.
If our scientists today discovered such a grid of stars, how do you think it would affect society and current scientific thinking? Would the artifact have religions repercussions? How would you react? Image what a similar arrangement might have had on the writers of the Bible if the arrangement were visible to the naked eye.
Monday, December 19, 2005
Children, death & immortality
Sunday, December 18, 2005
Can God seem cruel?
How do today's Protestants feel when they realize that Martin Luther said that the Jews are a "serpent's brood" and "one should burn down their synagogues and destroy them"? Why does St. Aquinas tell us we should kill people for errors in belief? Although the ten commandments forbid murder, the Old Testament appears to contain numerous murders by God or aided by God in which "innocent" women and children are killed. I discuss these matters further here, but how do you deal with such weighty and emotional topics?
Saturday, December 17, 2005
God and intelligent design
Of course, science is yet to find an unequivocal "made by God" label attached to nature.
Friday, December 16, 2005
Who were the Biblical "Watchers"?
One of their number, a leader named Azazel, is said to have "taught men to make swords. Other Watchers revealed to humans the knowledge of more scientific arts, such as astronomy. Far more disturbing is Kasdeja, who is said to have shown "the children of men all the wicked smitings of spirits and demons, and the smitings of the embryo in the womb, that it may pass away". In other words he taught women how to abort babies.
(Similar stories at: http://www.pagenews.info)
Thursday, December 15, 2005
A gift from God
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Star Trek, religion, and beyond
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Science, God & Robert Sawyer
So Gould's dichotomy, filtered by Bunker's definition, leaves us with an untenable position: some questions are best answered by science, and other questions can only be addressed if you're willing to consider the irrational.
Sawyer flat-out rejects that. He's convinced that science is the only legitimate way of knowing. Not received wisdom from putative holy texts. Not mystical insight. Science.
Monday, December 12, 2005
God and calculus?
In the paper we find: "Calculus is one of the subjects being taught for higher mathematics in high schools and colleges. The purpose of this paper is to show how to use calculus in our relationship with God. I will employ parallelism and contrast to teach the values with the hope that through teaching calculus the teacher can bring his/her students closer to God."
Sunday, December 11, 2005
Saturday, December 10, 2005
Psychedelic Depictions of Christ
Highway Christ in The Day by Dyala Janke
Jesus by Danny Gomez
Friday, December 09, 2005
What was God doing before the Big Bang?
Thursday, December 08, 2005
Surrounded by the unseen
Do you like this quote and find it to be meaningful?
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Peacock gods are everywhere
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
How to see God
Monday, December 05, 2005
God and The Simpsons
Sunday, December 04, 2005
67% chance that God exists
Saturday, December 03, 2005
Design your own God
Here's how it works. You are invited to select attributes that you believe God must have. Metaphysical engineers will then model this conception of God to check out its plausibility.
Friday, December 02, 2005
God, Epilepsy, and Jesus
Controversial new research suggests that whether we believe in a God may not just be a matter of free will. Scientists now believe there may be physical differences in the brains of ardent believers. Inspiration for this work has come from a group of patients who have a brain disorder called temporal lobe epilepsy. In a minority of patients, this condition induces bizarre religious hallucinations - something that patient Rudi Affolter has experienced vividly.
Nephilim, Angels, and Neanderthals
Some have speculated that the strange Biblical reference to Nephilim may represent a deep, past, collective memory of the time when Neanderthals coexisted with Homo sapiens. We know that Neanderthals inhabited Europe and the Middle East during the late Pleistocene Epoch, about 100,000 to 30,000 years ago. The Neanderthals were the first hominids to intentionally bury their dead, and they had larger brain cases than modern humans. Examination of skeletal remains indicates that Neanderthals were a physically powerful and war-scarred race. While controversial, some researchers suggest that the Nephilim might refer to either Neanderthals or strongly muscled but possibly sterile hybrids produced by the mating of Neanderthals and Homo sapiens. Even today, scientists do not fully understand the Neanderthal's evolutionary origin and final fading from the world scene.
Thursday, December 01, 2005
Images of God and His prophets
Mary and the Seven Sorrows:
What interesting images of God or other higher beings have you found on the web?
Was the God of Moses a praying mantis?