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If you had access to all the power in the world to be able to do anything possible, but you had not yet been perfected
it is we who suffer. And are still
Nemesis is a theoretical dwarf star thought to be a companion to our sun. The theory was postulated to explain a perceived cycle of mass extinctions in Earth's history. Scientists speculated that such a star could affect the orbit of objects in the far outer solar system, sending them on a collision course with Earth.
Recent astronomical surveys, however, failed to find any evidence that such a star exists.
The argument for Nemesis
In the early 1980s, scientists noticed that extinctions on Earth seemed to fall in a cyclical pattern. Mass extinctions seem to occur more frequently every 27 million years. The long span of time caused them to turn to astronomical events for an explanation.
In 1984, Richard Muller of the University of California Berkley suggested that a red dwarf star 1.5 light-years away could be the cause of the mass extinctions. Later theories have suggested that Nemesis could be a brown or white dwarf, or a low-mass star only a few times as massive as Jupiter. All would cast dim light, making them difficult to spot
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originally posted by: queenofswords
To "reach" the Divine, you have to have to be a "stone mason", not a brick mason.
originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
a reply to: Punisher75
Mankind is a prideful crowd.
I mean what threat exactly could a bunch of humans have really been to an Omnipotent omnipresent God?
2 points firstly man was made in gods image...so pride would be...pfft...what of it?
Secondly you have to ask yourself whether or not its metaphorical or literal, the attempt to reach heaven, the very act of such a project, would in the eyes of the builders have some chance of success. If it was known that "god came down in a spaceship" then the story makes sense. On the other hand if its metaphorical why even attempt a physical undertaking?
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,a and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
19 These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread.
These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.
"Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth."
originally posted by: areyousirius360
a reply to: Punisher75Impress or Make a name for ourselves as the texts say, means establish ourselves as a powerful force in the world, and let God know it. They were at this time deathly afraid of YHWH, and it was a matter of global importance to make sure he doesn't destroy them. They took it even further and planned, and apparently had the potential, to invade YHWH's domain. He prevented it, but he had to act to prevent it.
And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
originally posted by: areyousirius360
a reply to: Punisher75I didn't say impress you did, I used the texts words which I don't equate with impress, more like fear, the way the Romans or Egyptians or any nation would, just a little different because they are dealing with God. Scatter, destroy, inflict harm they were afraid of his wrath and United in an attempt to protect themselves from YHWH and his madness.
Impress or Make a name for ourselves as the texts say, means establish ourselves as a powerful force in the world, and let God know it
But the tower itself is a metaphor for SOMETHING that threatened YHWH. Metaphor for exactly what is what I can't figure out. I don't think it was a space ship or anything but a collection of secret knowledge unusable if you confuse everybody's language.
Also if you don't know, YHWH is not the creator of the universe. Ancient Canaan which included the Israelites was what we call today Henotheist. Meaning that they worship one God but believe in the existence of others. Every tribe or nation had there own God but at the top was El Elyon or what English translations have a the Most High. El Elyon is the creator and his name means God Most High and Abraham met him.
YHWH eventually became the God of the Jews and only the Jews, when is difficult to assess.
But after the Persians freed them from Babylonian captivity they learned about their religion (which possibly has Abrahamic origins as well) today called Zoroastrianism and learned about Monotheism and duality and when they taught the Greeks Judaism,YHWH and El Elyon were merged and now taught to be one and the same. But this is just not the way it was before, YHWH was originally El Elyon's son. One of the Sons of God. Interesting what you can find out when you try huh?