Saturday, June 23, 2012

God Tells Us, "Listen to the Stars"

38 Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?
Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.
In other words, "Get Up!"

Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.
Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?
Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;
Well... you know I wasn't there!

When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
Huh?  I know stars all have their own frequency.  You mean I can hear them harmonize? 

Is it possible that in Job's day they could hear the stars as their frequencies interacted with the atmosphere.  Just like we see the stars, he could hear the stars. 

But have you noticed that you can't see as many stars today as you could when you were a kid?  The ambient light from other sources and the degradation from pollution has diminished their brightness.  Is it possble that so too it has turned down their volume.  

Some catastrophic even in the atmosphere may have shut the sound of stars off our hearing range.  The premise of hearing the sound emitted by the stars rendered the question God asked Job sensible.  "Where where you when the morning stars sang together?"

Monday, March 26, 2012

May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor! by Quine

A Portrait of Thomas Jefferson as Secretary of...Thomas Jefferson: Keep government small.The Hunger Games: A thrilling post-apocalyptic distopian quest told as an epic story that in part clearly warns of the dangers of totalitarian government. My family all read the trilogy a year ago and had multiple discussions around the dinner table of its merits. Although shocking, its message should not be lost.

The warning from author Suzanne Collins may be artfully conveyed, but it is nothing new. The founders of our country also new of the dangers of governmental power, and so created powerful checks and balances so that those who governed did so at the consent of the people. Rather than take from the people at will the cry from the Revolution was "No taxation without representation."

The warning from the founders of our country was dutifully recorded, but it was nothing new. The people of Israel heard the same warning. It was from God when they wanted a king of their own. "He will take your sons and place them for himself in his chariots and among his horsemen... He will take your daughters for perfumers and his cooks and bakers... He will take the best of your fields and your vineyards and your olive groves and give them to his servants... Then you will cry out... but the Lord will not answer you in that day." 1 Samuel 8:11-19

Right out of the Hunger Games, or the pen of Thomas Jefferson the people were warned.

Don't waste the opportunity to teach your children the grave dangers of totalitarian government. Our nation's republic is a precious thing. The best government is one that governs small.
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