There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.

(1 Corinthians 15:40-41) Good News Translation

Galileo was one of the first to popularize the idea that stars are distant suns. He was trying to explain why he couldn’t measure the stellar parallax that he predicted would be there if heliocentricity was true.

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The Hawking Effect

O Timothy! Guard what was committed to your trust, avoiding the profane and idle babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge—by professing it some have strayed concerning the faith. Grace be with you. Amen.

(1 Timothy 6:20-21) NKJV

One of our favorite books is “A Brief History of Time,” by Stephen Hawking. In this and his other books Hawking expands use of the scientific method as an inductive tool. He opened up the realm of plausibility. In so doing he redefined the term “scientific knowledge.”

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April 4th

Galileo & the Mind Pirates

And there are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies; the beauty that belongs to heavenly bodies is different from the beauty that belongs to earthly bodies. The sun has its own beauty, the moon another beauty, and the stars a different beauty; and even among stars there are different kinds of beauty.

(1 Corinthians 15:40-41) Good News Translation

Astronomy has grown around an assumption: stars are suns. It’s false. Galileo, Kepler, Newton, Einstein, and others stole the modern mind and gave us an understanding of the cosmos which isn’t real.

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Transit of Venus

For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

(2 Peter 1:21) English Standard Version

Any time that someone uses the transit of Venus as proof of heliocentricity they’re demonstrating that their knowledge of the subject matter is at or below a superficial level.

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Phases of Venus

So we are even more confident of the message proclaimed by the prophets. You will do well to pay attention to it, because it is like a lamp shining in a dark place until the Day dawns and the light of the morning star shines in your hearts.

(2 Peter 1:19) Good News Translation

Any time someone uses the phases of Venus as proof of heliocentricity they’re demonstrating that their knowledge of the subject matter is at or below a superficial level.

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Galileo & The Mind Pirates

I don’t know about you but I’m really having fun.

I mean, destroying the dominant paradigm of modern science is serious business, but I’m really having a blast. It’s not hard for me to be merrily entertained as I work on presenting these ideas across different social media platforms. One driving force is to explain Biblical exposition, another is the rebuttal of the conventional wisdom but a third is the creation of art. I found my self contemplating the direction that the collective will of society has gone and how its direction has been profoundly influenced by certain key players. I’m thinking primarily of Kepler, Galileo, Newton & Einstein.

So then I got the idea that this little quartet was a band like the Beatles going on tour and leading the whole world astray. It’s like a dystopian future where everyone has been trained to think that hell isn’t real.

Except that it isn’t a dystopian future, it’s right now.

Our minds have been captured and held hostage by the Dominant Paradigm of Modern Science, aided by their armies of henchmen, the Peer Review.

We destroyed it, by the way, the dominant paradigm. It’s dead.

Sadly most people will continue to believe it because they are too afraid to confront the reality of life: hell is real and Jesus Christ is the only way to escape.

Anyway I was thinking of calling the piece, Galileo and the Mind Pirates.

I keep myself very entertained…