Astrophysics • Matter • Spirit
The word astrophysics comes from Greek astron "star" and physis, "nature"); hence, astronomy.
Astrophysics deals with the physical aspect of heavenly bodies. The heavenly bodies hang in vast immeasurable space.
Among the objects studied are galaxies, stars, planets, extrasolar planets, the interstellar medium and the cosmic microwave background. Their emissions are examined across all parts of the electromagnetic spectrum, and the properties examined include luminosity, density, temperature, and chemical composition.
Because astrophysics is a very broad subject, astrophysicists typically apply to many disciplines of physics, including mechanics, electromagnetism, statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, relativity, nuclear and particle physics, and atomic and molecular physics.
The Inhabited Planet
Ancient ruins show various building structures with pillars supporting top edifices. People thought that the earth is flat and from religious point of view it sits on pillars. This notion spawned all sorts of fantasies about the planet we call Earth. But what is the earth? Did it assemble itself from cosmic debris and gases? At which point gravity and fire made the round planet? Something already was in the cosmos to make something else from these building blocks. When we refer to the structure of human DNA we see creation.
Like a potter and the potter’s wheel, the designer has a thought and an image in his mind, which he attempts to form with his hands. He keeps spinning the wheel applying pressure to a blob of clay. He adds more water to soften it, or less in order to render it more stable until he is pleased with the outcome. But in the process the potter smashes the formless blob because he has a better idea. So he rebuilds and recreates, but from the same lump of clay. The evidence goes in this direction.
Whoever created all things in existence kept improving, or toyed with things.
God could not commune with dinosaurs so he let them go. He could not speak with monkeys so he made them amusing. He painted the Zebra and watched the Cheetah hunt. All this is quite entertaining, but he still could not talk with them. Potter kept spinning His wheel and waited. Some creatures evolved from the original lump and started to reason and even talk. Nevertheless, God could not fellowship with them. He grew impatient so he halted the spinning wheel. The old lump of clay fell off.
The creator went to find material from which he decided to make something brand new. “If I could breathe my life into this new lump and give it its own will; perhaps this lump would start talking and thanking me for being so beautifully and wondrously made? Perhaps this creation would draw back to its creator and so I can fellowship with it?” He thought. Finally he made Adam and taught him how to choose, to know the "no" and the "yes" that death is bad and not wanted; and that life is good and most desired. He gently nudged him even some more, for only in his choices he would draw back to that which is good.
Time elapsed, and the desire for companionship grew. God called His creatures sons. Some understood, but others not. Some drew back to the potter and even jumped on his wheel. Oh what a joy that was. As he whizzed the dancer on the potter’s wheel, celestial atoms started to spin. A burst of light, the maker’s passion was aroused with great delight he took his son. The wheel was empty and turned no more. Potter rested from his toils and so did Enoch who walked, ran even danced with God.
What is heaven?
Heaven, celestial realm or sphere, space or sky speaks of something out there, transcendent. The Hebrew language has one word for heaven, HA-SHAM-MAIM composed of “the” “there” and “water” in plural. Heaven is heavens and it can mean cosmos, space and the air we breathe. Heaven is in our midst, in our mouth as word and in our heart. We are dipped or bathe in for it encompasses us in the atmosphere. Going up to heaven would be as if going up from one point upwards to another. But from a different angle it could also be going down below the earth. Above, or below, or just out of here is the common mentality. But is it true? No, it is not. The spiritual realm is next to the natural realm with time, space and distances, which heaven is not. Omnipresence is the nature of heaven. Instantaneousness, open truth with no darkness to obscure anything and light without shadows. The only celestial bodies found in heaven are human translated bodies.
Interest & Significance
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Divine Mind & Human Brain
The amazing organ we have accustomed to call the brain is capable of receiving messages from the beyond, which is the spiritual realm of inspiration, complete knowledge and endless life. Life did not have to travel billions of light-years through space to arrive on earth; it always has been. Life cannot ever die. It slipped into the physical time, space and measured distances, and into organic shells of various forms.
The nature of life is the fact that it makes things move, but the greatest of all movements is the movement of our brain. Inspiration is not a predigested information. Revelations or eureka moments do not come from matter but spirit; hence, the compatible with human brain mind is like a conveyor belt; it travels forward carrying a load. Then it travels backward empty. When the right time comes and the receptacle the brain is in the right position this belt, the mind starts to carry new information, inspiration and revelation.
Our mind goes in and out and finds pasture (Gospel of John 10:9). It travels back and forth between these two realms.
For some strange reason we have used our free-will and chose to exalt just the physical faculty of our brain instead of the mind.
The human brain is only a receptacle, interpreter of all incoming messages, subconscious or conscious and also a broadcaster. A finely attuned brain can pick up signals from beyond this physical realm. The human brain is able to process intricate information and solve many complexities because it connects and unifies. However, it needs to be trained and that takes time.
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The Creation of Evolution
It is not a question of me believing in evolution, which would in a peculiar way throw away my belief in God, but no belief at all. Before one can believe one must have information upon which basis one believes. Nevertheless, why must we even use this word ‘believe’ as something almost magical? If information is provided I do not totally believe in it but examine it. I pay the price. Once I have exhausted the given information, by fully grasping its contents, then I apply logic.
Logic gathers and synchronizes all components. If one component does not belong then it is deemed as being foreign or was added later when someone embraced an empty belief.
Therefore, before one knows one must grasp or understand, and that comes from the faculty of cognizance. Without cognizance no knowledge is comprehensive and what follows afterward is no wisdom, but an empty belief. Before one knows one needs to use the sponge, which absorbs knowledge. That sponge is your grasp, or the comprehension skill. Once this sponge is saturated with knowledge then that knowledge can be put into practice. When that knowledge is applied it may result in wisdom, but only if this knowledge was useful, good or benevolent. If the provided knowledge was a hoax, gossip or sensational trash then the one believing in it absorbed futility, which results in foolishness.
The truer the knowledge the more logical it is, straightforward and rather simple. Gradually one departs from zigzags and fragmented thinking, for one is about to match the Architect's original blueprint.
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Christianity’s manual is the Bible upon which beliefs have been established. These beliefs have been severely shaken, if not completely undermined when Darwin’s evolution theory became famous, but why? God is not the beginning nor the end, (Alfa and Omega), for the God of the Bible has no beginning and no end. Things always existed; either in the mind of God; invisibly, or visibly in material forms. One does not invalidate the other. So we come to this question: what is the Christian belief?
There is no Jewish belief, but the study of the Torah and the keeping of mitzvoth (good deeds obeying a commandment). Many peoples had their beliefs systems and trusted those who took them by their noses and led them into sacramental mysteries. The hocus-pocus/abracadabra then takes over a dormant by then brain.
Nothing has changed since the Bible became the God’s Holy Word in Christianity. Blind beliefs dull up human intelligence and the faculty of cognizance.
The Bible must be examined using these three orientations: 1. Know the history of its writers. 2. Consider the reasons behind God’s choosing of a people. 3. Study the mind of God and His ultimate goal. But instead, the Bible writers (the Jews) were being sort of mystified as if they no longer exist; and their written work was appropriated as the holy Christian literature; as if the Bible was written by non-Semitic people.
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It is confirmed that our genes remember the past which left an imprint on the human *genome. Planet Earth is filled with bloodshed. Blood contains life, which cries out in pain. Human violence imprinted human genome. From these come the psychological complexities, feelings of insecurity and fear.
In a bizarre way horror movies thrill those marked with violence and fear genes.
[*The human genome is the complete set of genetic information. This information is encoded as DNA sequences within the 23 chromosome pairs in cell nuclei and in a small DNA molecule were located in individual mitochondria.]
However, we do not need to strum these genes like the strings of an instrument and make sound out of them. We can mark them with new thoughts, words, feelings and actions and thus redeem them.