Originally posted by abeverage
NASA does a HUGE amount of religious things that on the surface may seem Christian but they are much, much older.
But Christians don't see that, they skim over the fact that every single spacecraft is named for another God, Demi-god or Greek/Roman hero and that
launch dates and other practices line up with ancient Pagan and Pantheon religious holidays and offering days.
Look them up sometimes, as I don't seem to recall a Samson, Daniel, or even Archangel Micheal spacecrafts...I do know Saturn, Gemini, and of course
Apollo nearest they go to is Genesis and there is a reason for that one.
Unfortunately most people are content to see what is on the surface and don't tend to look deeper.
edit on 30-9-2012 by abeverage because: (no reason given)
Yes, I was aware of that. And so are our months and days. Should we make new names for that?
Monday = Firstdayofworkday?
Wednesday (Wodin's day)=Midweekday?
Friday(Freya's day) =ThankYawehitsendoftheweekday?
Saturday(Saturn's day)=Restday 1?
I realize that ancient Hebrews called them by Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 and so forth. So we can go back to that? Wouldn't that be putting the world back
under Jewish law?
There is no easy answer to this, but perhaps we can work together to come up with a consensus of what to call our days?
What would you propose?
BTW, I created my own holiday. February 9 is "Law of Kindness Day". I celebrated by giving to charities that I don't normally give to already. Then
some people protested because I said "Law" because to them, we are not under the law.
KJV Proverbs 31:10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her
price is far above rubies. 11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. 12 She will do him good and
not evil all the days of her life. 13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. 14 She is like the merchants' ships; she
bringeth her food from afar. 15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. 16 She
considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. 17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth
her arms. 18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night. 19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands
hold the distaff. 20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. 21 She is not afraid of the snow for
her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. 22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple. 23 Her
husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. 24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto
the merchant. 25 Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. 26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her
tongue is the law of kindness. 27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. 28 Her children arise up, and
call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. 29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. 30 Favour is
deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. 31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works
praise her in the gates.
I wore purple that day.
Now before anyone goes looking for anything about my new holiday, I simply created it out of randomness. I am not worried about the Catholic saints
days. I am not Catholic, so it does not matter to me. But like I said, it's a day for me. If someone else decides to make their own holidays, I see
nothing wrong with that. I am not saying this is a law, to celebrate on February 9. So please, don't read anything into my day. Tu B'Shevat occurs
at the same time, but I am not Jewish, so I don't celebrate that. I read that proverb and said "I can be like that woman, one that God calls
Even though every day I can speak the law of kindness, it is simply a good reminder for me. So please, Christians, I hope you understand, this is not
anti-Christian, but affirmation of my Christian faith. No new theology.