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== Secular Earth Information ==
 
== Secular Earth Information ==
  
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== Young Earth Information ==
 
== Young Earth Information ==
  
Followers in Young Earth creationsim believe in a fairy tale about the Earth. The Bible states in Genesis that the entire earth was formed  in six days. Young Earth creationists believe, as Biblical chronology suggests, that the Earth was formed in 4004 B.C. Mainstream scientific journals discriminate against this point of view, and do not allow for their publication, despite large amounts of evidence backing this theory. [http://www.answersingenesis.org/docs2005/0822sternberg.asp 1] [http://www.answersingenesis.org/docs/538.asp 2][http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=53400 3][http://www.discovery.org/scripts/viewDB/index.php?command=view&id=3833&program=DI%20Main%20Page%20-%20News&callingPage=discoMainPage 4]
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Followers in Young Earth creationsim believe in a different set of facts about the Earth. The Bible states in Genesis that the entire earth was formed  in six days. Young Earth creationists believe, as Biblical chronology suggests, that the Earth was formed in 4004 B.C. Mainstream scientific journals discriminate against this point of view, and do not allow for their publication, despite large amounts of evidence backing this theory. [http://www.answersingenesis.org/docs2005/0822sternberg.asp 1] [http://www.answersingenesis.org/docs/538.asp 2][http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=53400 3][http://www.discovery.org/scripts/viewDB/index.php?command=view&id=3833&program=DI%20Main%20Page%20-%20News&callingPage=discoMainPage 4]
  
 
Some Young Earth Creationists, because they are biblical literalists also dispute the shape of the earth, and the idea that the Earth Rotates around the Sun.<ref>http://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/febible.htm</ref>  
 
Some Young Earth Creationists, because they are biblical literalists also dispute the shape of the earth, and the idea that the Earth Rotates around the Sun.<ref>http://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/febible.htm</ref>  
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In Revelations 7:1 it is stated:
 
In Revelations 7:1 it is stated:
  
"And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth..." (Revelations 7:1) 'Cuz the earth is flat, right?
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"And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth..." (Revelations 7:1)
  
A sphere has no corners. Which means..... total fucking stupid B.S.<ref>http://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/febible.htm</ref>
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A sphere has no corners. The four corners are also mentioned in Isaiah 11:12. Some say this is a figure of speach, a view literalists reject.<ref>http://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/febible.htm</ref>
  
 
It is also stated:
 
It is also stated:
  
"Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth." (Daniel 2:35) Modern Science would put this under the Bullshit section of your local mental retard library.
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"Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth." (Daniel 2:35)
  
 
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"Thus were the visions of mine head in my bed; I saw, and behold a tree in the midst of the earth, and the height thereof was great. The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth:" (Daniel 4:10-11) Frankly this makes no god damn sense at all.
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"Thus were the visions of mine head in my bed; I saw, and behold a tree in the midst of the earth, and the height thereof was great. The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth:" (Daniel 4:10-11)
  
 
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"Behold, [Jesus] cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him" (Revelations 1:7) But, Every eye hasn't.... so what does that tell you?
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"Behold, [Jesus] cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him" (Revelations 1:7)
  
 
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In the view of the Bible the Earth is fixed, and the sun revolves around it. This can be found in several passages:
 
In the view of the Bible the Earth is fixed, and the sun revolves around it. This can be found in several passages:
  
"He has fixed the earth firm, immovable." (1 Chronicles 16:30) This means the earth doesnt move, which of course, makes no sense.
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"He has fixed the earth firm, immovable." (1 Chronicles 16:30)
 
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"Thou hast fixed the earth immovable and firm ..." (Psalm 93:1) Again, this basically disproves the bible.
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"Thou didst fix the earth on its foundation so that it never can be shaken." (Psalm 104:5) Earthquakes......?
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"Thou hast fixed the earth immovable and firm ..." (Psalm 93:1)
  
"...who made the earth and fashioned it, and himself fixed it fast..." (Isaiah 45:18) This just says the same thing over again... proving stupidity involved.
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"Thou didst fix the earth on its foundation so that it never can be shaken." (Psalm 104:5)
  
This is also considered the most retarded thing ever thought of in the history of mankind.
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"...who made the earth and fashioned it, and himself fixed it fast..." (Isaiah 45:18)
  
 
==Christianity and the Earth==
 
==Christianity and the Earth==

Revision as of 00:31, 24 March 2007

Secular Earth Information

The Earth is the third planet from the Sun. Its equatorial circumference (measured around the equator) is 24,901 miles (40,075 kilometers), and the polar circumference is slightly less at 24,809 miles (40,008 km).[1] The reason its metric circumference is so close to the "round number" of 40,000 is that the French defined the kilometer as 1/10,000th the distance from the equator to the North Pole.

The Earth orbits at an average distance of about 93 million miles (150 million km) from the Sun in an almost circular orbit. It takes light (and other forms of electromagnetic radiation) approximately 500 seconds to travel from the Sun to the Earth, i.e. the distance can also be stated as "500 light-seconds." The distance to nearby stars is made by measuring the stellar parallax between observations when the earth is at opposite ends of its orbit, so the earth's orbit itself is a measuring stick for astronomical distances, and is known as the astronomical unit (A. U.) It is worth noting that if the Earth were slightly closer to the Sun, it would be too hot for life (just as Venus is) while if Earth were slightly further away from the Sun, water would freeze and life would be impossible.

The Earth is approximately 8000 miles (13000 km) in diameter, so its circumference is approximately 8000·π = about 25,000 miles (40,000 km). Its surface area is approximately 4·π (4000 mi)2 = 200 million square miles (510 million km2). It has been said that Earth should really be called "water:" most of the Earth's surface, about 70%, is covered by water. In fact, the Pacific and Indian oceans alone cover about half of the Earth.

Estimates by geologists of the age of the Earth give about 4.55 billion years. This estimate is primarily based on radioactive dating of meteorites. In addition, most scientists also believe that the Earth formed by natural processes instead of being supernaturally created. Indeed, astronomers have detected dust lanes around other stars that indicate planet formation is a common and ongoing process.

Young Earth Information

Followers in Young Earth creationsim believe in a different set of facts about the Earth. The Bible states in Genesis that the entire earth was formed in six days. Young Earth creationists believe, as Biblical chronology suggests, that the Earth was formed in 4004 B.C. Mainstream scientific journals discriminate against this point of view, and do not allow for their publication, despite large amounts of evidence backing this theory. 1 234

Some Young Earth Creationists, because they are biblical literalists also dispute the shape of the earth, and the idea that the Earth Rotates around the Sun.[1]

Shape of the Earth

In Revelations 7:1 it is stated:

"And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth..." (Revelations 7:1)

A sphere has no corners. The four corners are also mentioned in Isaiah 11:12. Some say this is a figure of speach, a view literalists reject.[2]

It is also stated:

"Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth." (Daniel 2:35)

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"Thus were the visions of mine head in my bed; I saw, and behold a tree in the midst of the earth, and the height thereof was great. The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth:" (Daniel 4:10-11)

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"Behold, [Jesus] cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him" (Revelations 1:7)

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"Once again, the devil took him to a very high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world [cosmos] in their glory." (Matthew 4:8)

Such mountains, such a tree or such a view of Jesus could only be possible on a flat earth could only be possible on a flat earth. [3]

Position of the Earth

In the view of the Bible the Earth is fixed, and the sun revolves around it. This can be found in several passages:

"He has fixed the earth firm, immovable." (1 Chronicles 16:30)

"Thou hast fixed the earth immovable and firm ..." (Psalm 93:1)

"Thou didst fix the earth on its foundation so that it never can be shaken." (Psalm 104:5)

"...who made the earth and fashioned it, and himself fixed it fast..." (Isaiah 45:18)

Christianity and the Earth

Bible scholars have estimated the age of the earth based on the Creation account in Genesis and the genealogical accounts in Numbers and other books of the Pentateuch. One famous estimate was published in 1650 by James Ussher Archbishop of Armagh in a book called Annals of the World, in which he estimated the Creation to have occurred on 23 October 4004 B.C. Other Biblical scholars maintain that there are possible gaps in the genealogies, often using the ideas of the 19th century Calvinist theologian Benjamin Warfield on the issue. [4] However, James Barr, regius professor of Hebrew at Oxford University, wrote in 1984 the following: "… probably, so far as I know, there is no professor of Hebrew or Old Testament at any world-class university who does not believe that the writer(s) of Genesis 1–11 intended to convey to their readers the ideas that: … the figures contained in the Genesis genealogies provided by simple addition a chronology from the beginning of the world up to later stages in the biblical story.’" [5] Furthermore, it should be noted that Barr himself rejects supernatural Christianity, and so is not a priori biased in favor of creationism. [6]

Evolutionists, claim that scientific evidence, obtained through the scientific method, suggests otherwise, dating the earth at beyond 4 billion years old.[7] In addition, many human societies predate the alleged creation of the world at 4000 B.C.[8]

Many Christians believe that the Earth is the perfect distance away from the Sun and take this to be evidence of God's existence. [9] Scientists, however, usually invoke some form of anthropic principle[10] to interpret such apparent coincidences.

References

  1. http://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/febible.htm
  2. http://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/febible.htm
  3. http://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/febible.htm
  4. http://www.reasons.org/resources/apologetics/primeval_chronology.shtml
  5. http://www.creationontheweb.com/content/view/1606/
  6. http://www.reasons.org/resources/apologetics/pca_creation_study_committee_report.shtml
  7. http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/geotime/age.html
  8. http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/
  9. http://www.everystudent.com/features/isthere.html
  10. http://www.anthropic-principle.com