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Another Cosmo Wonder

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by KenS, Jul 15, 2020.

  1. KenS

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    Yes, it seems to be another part of the large scale structure of galaxies.

    It has been known for a while that galaxies are not distributed evenly in the cosmos, but tend to be strung together in filaments or membranes with voids in between. It looks as if matter at the largest scale resembles a sponge. What I'm not sure about it whether this is thought to be a simple effect of gravitation, causing progressive clumping, or whether it is thought to relate to inhomogeneities in the very early universe, that have become magnified as it expands.

    But indeed, another of the awe-inspiring wonders of nature that make some of us feel there may be a God in charge of it all.
     
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    Astronomers discover huge galactic wall hidden behind Milky Way

    Why do I have the strange feeling about this?

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    Cool discovery, but also, Fox News comments section. :facepalm::tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy:
     
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    And the Aliens Will Pay For It!
     
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    Could there be a god in charge of it all? Theoretically, yeah. But if there is a god who somehow organized the universe, invented all the laws of physics and mathematics and made billions of galaxies each containing billions of stars and planets, I can just about guarantee that that god is not the vain being depicted in the bible who has all of the petty human emotions like jealousy, rage, and regret. I also doubt such a god would care if people touch their private parts, have sex before marriage, or are homosexual.
     
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    Take that up with @KenS if you like.
     
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    Yeah that's mainly who it was directed to. I figured I was preaching to the choir talking to you.
     
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    I have found @KenS to be a bit more subtle and thoughtful than yer average born-again redneck.

    But as far as my own views go, yes I do feel Christianity has gone off the track when it comes to human sexuality. One can understand that sexuality, being such a powerful human drive and one with such dramatic consequences - creating new human life - would be a subject of discipline in any religious system. But the precise form that has taken is in my view misguided. I blame St. Paul and some of the early fathers of the church. Origen went so far as to castrate himself - ugh.

    But enough, we digress from the thread topic, which is altogether more uplifting, regardless of one's religious persuasion or lack thereof....
     
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  10. KenS

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    It depends on whether you attack the though within the scope of what you said vs. what God had in mind. There is more than just your perspective.

    But to look an tall the laws of physics and mathematics, it certainly points to something bigger than ourselves to fling these things into existence.
     
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    The early Church, as everyone knows, certainly did wage war against the "intelligent," in favour of the "poor in spirit" In these circumstances how could the passions be combated intelligently? The Church combats passion by means of excision of all kinds: its practice, its "remedy," is castration. It never inquires "how can a desire be spiritualised, beautified, deified?"—In all ages it has laid the weight of discipline in the process of extirpation (the extirpation of sensuality, pride, lust of dominion, lust of property, and revenge).—But to attack the passions at their roots, means attacking life itself at its source: the method of the Church is hostile to life.
    -Nietzsche
     
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    Possibly, but then you'd be left with the question of why God exists in the first place.
     
  13. KenS

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    Because of love.
     
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    wow!! this person looks like he hide a few hangups. :)
     
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    Yeah but Nietzsche was talking out of his arse when he wrote that. ;)
     
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