posted on Sep, 17 2005 @ 08:41 PM
Its been scientifically proven that time is a property of the universe. Time moves forward at different speeds depending on speed of an object and
its mass. As such a property, it is also part of the universe's creation. Therefore, the one who created the universe (God) is outside of this time
and is unaffected by it. It is silly to point at Genesis and insist a "day" is a literal day, especially when a day doesn't really mean much of
anything to a creator that does not directly experience our days. Perhaps God has his own timeline above/separate from ours, or perhaps everything
just happens "all at once" to him. Who knows, no way to tell from our perspective and its not my problem. Regardless, he obviously would not be
bound by our timeline since it came into existence along with the universe.
The Bible even says "a day is like a thousand years and a thousand years like one day". Obviously such a statement would not be possible except for
someone who is outside of our space/time and not bound by it.
So, its silly to hold God to our literal "days".
I don't believe the creator of everything would deceive us by on purposely building the universe with an aged appearance, or by accelerating light or
starting it in mid-flight, etc. Nor would he have the universe set up in such a way that our best most-reasoned analysis of it brings us to the
conclusion that its really big and really old... but its actually small and young and if we don't believe its small and young despite everything we
see with our own eyes (which he created too) then we all go to hell. No, that'd be wrong. It'd be evil. God's not evil, and if he were, then
we're all screwed and we're just wasting our time here until we die.