Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Opus 2017-249: Moons and Creation

I was rereading an old science fiction book, written in 1954.  The author was explaining how a space station could stay in place.  He explained how satellites maintain orbit.  For people having trouble visualizing it he used the moon as an example.  This struck me as possible evidence for the hand of God in creation:  The number of moons that seem to exist. 

What are the odds of this many large masses existing at just the right spot to balance the pull of gravity and the push of centrifugal force?  I am aware of the theory that the cosmic soup first congealed in stars and then specific masses came together as planets.  The moons were one more step in that process.  But really, what are the chances of all the factors being so perfect that you have all these moons. 

If it were just the earth I could see it, but look at the frequency.  According to a quick Google question it seems that Jupiter alone has 67 known moons at this point.  I am afraid it is just one more example of the laws of probability working against the naturalist explanations.

It makes more sense to accept that God made it happen.

homo unius libri

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