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Main Entry: cos·mog·o·ny
Inflected Form(s): plural -nies
Etymology: New Latin cosmogonia, from Greek kosmogonia, from kosmos + gonos offspring; akin to Greek genos race -- more at KIN
1 : a theory of the origin of the universe
2 : the creation or origin of the world or universe
by Micha F. Lindemans
The supreme god of pre-Islamic Palmyra, in ancient Syria, and the god of the sky. His name means "lord" or "master". Together with the gods Aglibol and Yarhibol he forms a powerful triad. His attributes are the eagle and lightning bolts.
Linguistically the same as Baal.
It is also an ancient appellation of Enlil and Marduk.
On the other hand, de Rougé wrote in 1860, "The unity of a supreme and self-existent being, his eternity, his almightiness, and eternal reproduction as God; the attribution of the creation of the world and of all living beings to this supreme God; the immortality of the soul, completed by the dogma of punishments and rewards; such is the sublime and persistent base which, notwithstanding all deviations and all mythological embellishments, must secure for the beliefs of the Ancient Egyptians a most honourable place among the religions of antiquity." 5 And in his work on the Religion and Mythology of the Ancient Egyptians 6 Brugsch expressed his conviction that, from the earliest times, a nameless, incomprehensible and eternal God was worshipped by the inhabitants of the Valley of the Nile.
The Big Bang Theory
Representation of the universe according to inflationary cosmology.
The Big Bang Theory is the dominant scientific theory about the origin of the universe. According to the big bang, the universe was created sometime between 10 billion and 20 billion years ago from a cosmic explosion that hurled matter and in all directions.
everything that springs from the universe springs from it intelligently. each thing is an expression of intelligence. i think about alan watts' proclamation that we do not people the earth, the earth peoples. i love that thought. it is like, the earth is a hand and we are these little fingers springing up from it. little flower petals blooming for a time and then disappearing. blooming and dying, blooming and dying. time capture stop motion frame thingy moving quick quick moving.
Now,the whole ideology of Yahweh seems to me to be derived from the Sumerian gods of the Middle East. Even the Old Testament is chock full of references to Moloch,Astaroth,Astartes (Black Virgin), et cetera. So, in all reality, no matter what one wants to call God or the creative force it is still a singular force.
The paganistic beliefs of the Sumerians,early Jews, Greeks, et cetera, were just complexities of monotheistic beliefs. While it is true that pagans believed in attributes of a single God, that is all these other so called gods were, attributes of a singularity.
The more I have studied ancient philosophies and practices, the more apparent monotheism became apparent to me in ancient culture. The Egyptians were monotheistic long before it became the status quo.
Despite what many "scholars" say, it is apparent that monotheism was prevalent even in polytheistic cultures. Most gods and goddesses were just representations of attributes or "temperments" of the singular God.
My point is, .....from the beginning of time there has been an idea, no matter the name, that a creative force was and is responsible for our existence. So, why so much discussion about the "big bang" and "cosmic accidentalism"?
Sounds fair enough. However, in recent years several scientists say that it almost appears as if the universe "bloomed" into existence rather than violently exploding into existence. Hmmmmm
In other words, it's as if there was actually an intention behind the creation of the universe rather than it just being a random act of happenstance. That makes sense to me. It actually falls in line with what not only the mystics of old have said for centuries, but it also falls in line with what we know intuitively.
You see, creationism is the most viable argument as far as cosmogony is concerned. It not only seems right intuitively, the deeper we go down the "rabbit's hole" the more scientifically sound it seems to be as well. What non-cretionists need to realize is that history does not lie, ancient people believed what they did for a reason. As we delve deeper into the study of ancient culture, we learn just how brilliant the ancient cultures were and that we would be wise to take some lessons from them.
Originally posted by SpeakerofTruth
What non-cretionists need to realize is that history does not lie, ancient people believed what they did for a reason.
Originally posted by Prot0n
No, it's not the most viable and this post has done nothing to even try and show that it is. It's your opinion, come's off as your opinion. Just reeks of trying to posit that your opinion is viable fact. Grow up. History DOES lie. History is written by the victor. Everyone know's this, and if they don't, they need to get out from under that rock of theirs. I bet you didn't even know that alot of today's theories have already been developed by people back in ancient times, but religion squashed those theories. Galileo wasn't even the first to discover the earth revolved around the sun. We should be so much more advanced then we are now had religion not tried and destroyed anything that seemingly went against what it preached.
You really think you've got it all figured out. How arrogant. Your no better then most of humanity. Sheep.
I bet you didn't even know that alot of today's theories have already been developed by people back in ancient times, but religion squashed those theories. Galileo wasn't even the first to discover the earth revolved around the sun. We should be so much more advanced then we are now had religion not tried and destroyed anything that seemingly went against what it preached.