a reply to: Joecroft
I don't mean to rain on your big man in the sky thing, but it's a phenomenon called Pareidolia
resulting from the tendency of the human mind towards pattern recognition out of fractal-like structures or from randomly distributed dots or points,
However, in the case of the constellations, and the 12 zodiac signs, albeit a similar concept, they help with navigation and also define the
precession of the equinoxes as a 25,920 cycle as our solar system moves relative to the galactic equator, so there's a certain contextual frame of
reference to it.
An interesting little coincidence is how there are only seven planets visible to the naked eye, and 7 chakras, and 7 "lampstands" and 7 churches
referenced in the Revelation of John.
But most certainly, the info presented regarding the Real Star of Bethlehem and the lunar eclipse during the crucifixion reveals another, deeper
contextual frame of reference which would seem to prove or show that in spite of the apparent random distribution of cosmic matter and energy, it's
the farthest thing from random that there is if such a configuration framing the life and Great Work of a single human being, was anticipated from a
first cause, including, presumably, the meteor that wiped out the dinosaurs all the way back to the very formation of the moon, earth, sun and
planets, and the starry framework within which that system is embedded, right across the board. That's some rather serious control over spacetime and
And thus, no matter how solipsistic it may seem or appear on its face, there's a whole lot of evidence to suggest that what we're looking at is a type
of signature (or double-signature) of what might otherwise be considered an unknown creative agency, if it weren't for Jesus in His own self/other
identification, with the aid of these signs, imbedded straight into the divine order of things, in order so that fate and circumstance would drive
some sort of superdeterministic wedge of fate, like a plot or what I referred to as a great GREAT practical joke hatched from the very moment of
creation, or of re-creation, whatever the case may be, and it was a trail that the ancient scientists and heirs of a certain legacy followed pretty
much right to His doorstep, an interaction, which again was helpful and necessary for the resulting epiphany that it produced in both Jesus and also
John the Baptist, who was certainly in on the conspiracy.
Yes, God signed the universe here, and came here and sent his only begotten son here, of all places, because when we look at the horizontal and
vertical of it, as a type of cosmic theodolite (and I'm not merely referring to the horizontal and vertical of His cross itself, although that's
interesting too), for those who can see and recognize it, this is something that was done right across the entire spectrum of mond-body and Spirit and
universe (based in a universal principal of governance and leadership), and therefore needn't have been replicated anywhere else, although I'm sure
that God comes in many forms in many places.
In other words, that day, at Golgotha or the place of the sculls, was something that took place at the very pinnacle and apex of the whole of it all,
as a very practical joke told at everyone's expense except God and all who serve God.
Maybe it has something to do with the "phylos" of the human being..
Perhaps we are, in truth, so close to God, that we are also in grave peril of a rebellious principal which would otherwise run the risk of placing us
all forever at enmity with God, the very one who created us in the first place, to fellowship with us, and to help lead us, perhaps eventually even to
the stars, in which case, and I don't mean any offense to anyone when I say this, that we'd probably be well-served to send Christian rationalists and
not atheists as our ambassadors, or it might generate a whole lot of confusion since we simply cannot show up to the rest of the universe as anything
other than as the true heirs and children of a loving God that we really and truly are, and if what I suspect is true the WORD will have already
preceeded us, and might even have originally emanated from here of all places.
Then again, wouldn't it be ironic if a starship filled with atheists were to arrive at the world of an inhabited, advanced civilization, only to be
told, "don't you know that Jesus Christ is Lord?" and sent back home.
"And the last shall be first and the first, last."
"Let all those with ears (or their equivalent) let them hear!" (paraphrased)
edit on 17-5-2017 by AnkhMorpork because: typo