B A Z I N G A !

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I wonder…

Will people still watch the TV Show if they have to take that word “Theory” off the title?

I’m talking about the Big Bang Theory, of course.

This week at least part of that theory appears to be proven true.

The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics made an announcement that using some monitoring equipment based at the South Pole, they were able to observe gravitational waves.

These are consistent with Albert Einstein’s long unproven notions about the nature and expansion of the universe.

Kind of a big deal.  Here’s a diagram of how the Big Bang is supposed to have led to the universe, from Wikipedia:

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You got that?

Okay, me neither.  I mean I get the concept, but it’s a little over my head.

The Book of Genesis makes it so easy to understand:  God had a busy week, and made everything.  Including us.

No fuss, no muss, no unfathomable accounting of time and space and “gravitational waves”.  Just sunlight, and water, and plants, and animals, and people.

Which story do you like better?  The one where all matter was originally condensed to the size of a marble, and then “BANG!”, or the one where God hovers over the deep and says “Let There Be Light”?

I, for one, like them both.  The story from science tells me about a release of energy greater than I could possibly understand.

The one from the Bible tells me about God’s creative power unleashed.

Are science and religion telling the same story?  Some people on both sides would adamantly say ‘no’.

I say ‘yes’.

I say one tells the story through numbers and theories.

And the other tells the story through ideas and imagery.

I believe that when the universe comes more clearly into focus, so can my faith.

Today, the Big Bang is less of a theory and more of a fact.

And my faith in God’s unfolding power?  It’s stronger than ever.

I believe God put this whole crazy universe in motion…

And then God said,

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Have a great week,

Mitch

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