In my hotel room this past week I was reminded of one good application of “love thy neighbour as thyself”: there are people who are below you in hotels and apartments, and they can hear you walking; often every step. Try to remember to walk like a cat inside. It helps keep the peace, and makes life more peaceful.
If there were 12 billion people in total, it would take 1.3 million years to speak to each one of them for just one hour. It makes you wonder just how much time passed in “the world that then was” of 2nd Peter 3:6, and how long it took Satan to deceive one-third of the angels (Revelation 12:4).
More evidence that God created the universe. Here’s a picture and video of a 6-sided cloud formation that covers the entire northern hemisphere of Saturn, the 6th planet. What are the odds it’s just a coincidence? And it’s the planet with the most amazing ring system composed of numerous asteroids or stones. Could it be symbolic of Satan surrounded by his children the kenites (sons of Cain), the little stones? I wonder if they’ll find another 6 on Saturn (Revelation 13:18)?
One thing to remember about hardcore environmentalists who want you to believe in Global Warming, is that they are the same ones who want you to believe you’re descended from a monkey. And of course the monkey, they say, evolved from an aardvark-like critter, from whence came both mice and elephants, whales and cows, and every other mammal. And they think what we believe is retarded? There is plenty of evidence from reputable scientists that we are just in another warming trend that has happened many times in Earth’s history. God created the universe in all its glory. He did not forget to plant enough trees, nor did He forget to put enough oil and natural gas in the ground. The entire movement is designed to redistribute the world’s wealth from the haves to the have nots, and subsequently take away our freedom. Please see these videos:
“If I wanted America to fail” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc
“Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.” Luke 12:6-7
Why would Jesus mention hair when the subject is sparrows? Sparrows are little, peeping, brown birds that most people simply ignore. There are many species, but they are all little brown birds. Crack open a bird book some day, and look and see how the average birder identifies one sparrow from another. My bird guide even puts all of their heads on one page so you can’t miss them.
You tell sparrows apart by looking at the hairs on their heads! If we pursue that further we see that we can identify different people by looking at the hairs on their heads. God does not forget them either.
Reposted from Astronomy Picture of the Day: Cassini Approaches Saturn
What would it look like to approach Saturn in a spaceship? One doesn’t have to just imagine — the Cassini spacecraft did just this in 2004, recording thousands of images along the way, and thousands more since entering orbit. Recently, some of these images have been digitally tweaked, cropped, and compiled into the above inspiring video which is part of a larger developing IMAX movie project named Outside In. In the last sequence, Saturn looms increasingly large on approach as cloudy Titan swoops below. With Saturn whirling around in the background, Cassini is next depicted flying over Mimas, with large Herschel Crater clearly visible. Saturn’s majestic rings then take over the show as Cassini crosses Saturn’s thin ring plane. Dark shadows of the ring appear on Saturn itself. Finally, the enigmatic ice-geyser moon Enceladus appears in the distance and then is approached just as the video clip ends.
Astronomy picture of the Day for March 17, 2011
Late last year, a new, remarkably bright storm erupted in Saturn’s northern hemisphere. Nicknamed “the Serpent Storm”, the northern hemisphere disturbance is still going strong and now circles far around the planet. Offering spectacular space-based views to the Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft, the storm shows enough contrast with the banded cloud tops to be visible with even modest ground-based equipment, as seen in this sharp image from Buena Vista, Georgia, USA, planet Earth. Amateur astronomers first spotted the bright storm in early December 2010, with the ringed gas giant rising in predawn skies, and continue to monitor the storm’s progress.
Tidbits about the heavens and the earth, plus the odd rant.