Month: June 2014

Scientists discover massive ocean of water 400 miles underground

“Dear CM Diaz you have to be a bonafide moron to believe in the Noah myth, specifically Genesis 7 – where are theses myseterious springs of the great deep that all of a sudden burst forth?”

 

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Dear Atheistpurist

Thank you for your message and may God continue to bless your constant search for knowledge, difficult answers and truth.

Researchers at Northwestern University have found evidence for a massive reservoir of water deep within the Earth’s mantle. The reservoir, which is said to be three times the volume of the oceans on the surface, is contained within highly-pressurized rock known as ringwoodite. The scientists hope that their findings, recently published in the journal Science, can shed light on where Earth’s oceans came from.

“Three times the volume of the oceans on Earth’s surface”

The team, led by mineralogist Steven Jacobsen, used an array of 2000 seismometers to study how seismic waves generated by earthquakes move through the Earth’s interior. The waves’ speed changed depending on the type of rock they pass through, and wet ringwoodite has a particular effect on wave velocity. Jacobsen was able to reproduce wet ringwoodite in his lab, and the group’s findings matched what he observed in the lab. As it turns out, ringwoodite, under the extreme heat and pressure of the mantle, bleeds water. That water would then become trapped in the transition zone at between roughly 200 and 400 miles underground.

If just one percent of the weight of mantle rock located in the transition zone is H2O, that would be equivalent to nearly three times the amount of water in our oceans. 

This water is not in a form familiar to us — it is not liquid, ice or vapour. This fourth form is water trapped inside the molecular structure of the minerals in the mantle rock. The weight of 250 miles of solid rock creates such high pressure, along with temperatures above 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, that a water molecule splits to form a hydroxyl radical (OH), which can be bound into a mineral’s crystal structure.

If you would like you can click this link for the article!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/13/hidden-ocean-earth-core-underground-video_n_5491692.html

 

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Top Scientists On God — Amazing Insight

Sam Harris (1967-)
“Atheism is not a philosophy; it is not even a view of the world; it is simply a refusal to deny the obvious.”
–(that creation demands a Creator.)
–American neuroscientist

Charles Darwin (1809-1882)
The impossibility of conceiving that this grand and wondrous universe, with our conscious selves, arose through chance, seems to me the chief argument for 
the existence of God.”

Neil deGrasse Tyson (1958-)
“So you’re made of detritus [from exploded stars]. Get over it. Or better yet, celebrate it. After all, what nobler thought can one cherish than that the universe lives within us all?

Carl Sagan (1934-1996)
“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light-years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty, and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual…The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both.”
–American astrophysicist

Francis Collins (1950-)
“Science is…a powerful way, indeed – to study the natural world. Science is not particularly effective…in making commentary about the supernatural world. Both worlds, for me, are quite real and quite important. They are investigated in different ways. They coexist. They illuminate each other.
–American physician-geneticist and director of the National Human Genome Research Institute

Max Planck (1858-1947)
It was not by accident that the greatest thinkers of all ages were deeply religious souls.
–German physicist, noted for work on quantum theory

Erwin Schroedinger (1887-1961)
“I am very astonished that the scientific picture of the real world around me is very deficient. It gives a lot of factual information, puts all our experiences in a magnificently consistent order, but is ghastly silent about all and sundry that is really near to our heart, that really matters to us. It cannot tell us a word about red and blue, bitter and sweet, physical pain and physical delight; it knows nothing of beautiful and ugly, good or bad, god and eternity.”
–Austrian physicist, awarded Nobel prize in 1933

William H. Bragg (1862-1942)
From religion comes a man’s purpose; from science, his power to achieve it. Sometimes people ask if religion and science are not opposed to one another. They are: in the sense that the thumb and fingers of my hands are opposed to one another. It is an opposition by means of which anything can be grasped.”
–British physicist, chemist, and mathematician. Awarded Nobel Prize in 1915

Wernher Von Braun (1912-1977)
I find it as difficult to understand a scientist who does NOT acknowledge the presence of a superior rationality behind the existence of the universe as it is to comprehend a theologian who would deny the advances of science.”
–German-American rocket scientist

A Christian response to: “If you ignore the rape, genocide, slavery, and murder in the bible it’s all about love.”

You may have read this quote on a friend’s Facebook page, “If you ignore the rape, genocide, slavery, and murder in the bible, it’s all about love.” But maybe you did not know how to respond. Here are some ideas that may help you…
This type of statement is common among the “new atheists.” Here are a few issues with this objection:
Issue #1: NO ONE is claiming that the Bible is “all about love,” so the criticism is attacking a straw man. A straw man argument is a common type of argument based on the misrepresentation of the original topic of argument. To be successful, a straw man argument requires that the audience be ignorant or uninformed of the original argument.
So what is the Bible about? The Bible is about love, and sin, and judgment, and justice, and truth–all these things and much more.
Issue #2: This person doesn’t seem to be able to distinguish between the Bible recording something and the Bible condoning (accepting) something. In fact, the Bible records several rapes, but it ALWAYS condemns (never condones) rape.
  • The distinction here is between prescriptive material and descriptive material.
  • The Bible describes all kinds of immoral things (i.e. rape, incest, murder, deception, betrayal). But that does not mean that the Bible prescribes them. The Bible does not prescribe these things (rape, murder, etc…) as good things to do. If we were to follow this person’s logic, then the nightly news broadcast would be evil because it informs us of that day’s crimes! 
Issue #3: The only valid point in the above statement is that there is violence in the Old Testament. God told tribes that they would be judged and destroyed if they didn’t repent of things like child sacrifice, sex with animals, human injustices, oppression, etc. When these people refused to repent, God demonstrated His justice on them (however, not before  giving them a chance to repent).
At the end of the day, we must recognize God as the Supreme author of life. He has every right to destroy us if He sees fit. The Creator has the right to create and to destroy. God has the right to destroy all of us right now, if He wants to.
  • Isaiah 64:8 says, “Yet you, LORD, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.”
  • Isaiah 10:15 explains it like this, “Does the ax raise itself above the person who swings it, or the saw boast against the one who uses it? As if a rod were to wield the person who lifts it up, or a club brandish the one who is not wood!”
According to the Bible, God’s justice demands judgment upon us, but His great love led Him to make the ultimate sacrifice for us. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.” Some Christians only cling to the happy part (the love), but judgment is in the Bible as well. One does not outweigh the other, they exist together in fair balance.

Normal Behavior In An Abnormal World

André Grandin a bus driver has been receiving tons of praise and  love for an action he never saw as extraordinary… it’s part of a mindset, a “heavenly culture” that has long been forgotten in this self satisfying world.

Matthew 25: 34 says, come take your inheritance:

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

While driving his bus in Sweden, André Grandin noticed a 10-year-old girl crying on the side of the road. So he did want any normal human being with a beating heart of flesh would do. He stopped his bus with his passengers sitting there and went to talk to the crying girl who turned out to be little Emilia Behrendtz.

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Witnessing this from behind the window of the bus, Emma Gustaffsson snapped the picture, unsure of what they were talking about. After a few minutes, he stepped back into the bus, took his seat, and started driving down his route as if nothing had happened.

As the story unfolded and the image was put on Twitter, it turned out that Emilia was being bullied.

In this world that we have built up for ourselves it is the rule of the jungle where the strongest, meanest, most selfish, are the ones who survive while the poor, the weak, the widow, the orphan, the lame, the sick are left for dead… this is the norm. So when one reads  about a person who defies our culture it really seems extraordinary and out of this world when in fact we were created to be instruments of love, creativity, kindness, gentleness, discernment and goodness by our Father God.

It’s so easy to laugh. It’s so easy to hate. It takes strength to be gentle and kind.