typically i sit back with a couple of beers in the middle of the night and press the "new blog" button on my blogger dashboard and go full steam ahead. without very much planning or order i just type away and hope that whatever is in me gets out in a seemingly sober set of sentences. this time, no beer. mid afternoon. and some notes i took via text messages to myself over the past couple of days. for some reason i feel like this one isnt gonna be any good.
1. young earth vs old earth.
as we all (should) know by now, there are two schools of thought. one that says the earth is really freaking old. like billions of years. another that thinks that the earth is under 10,000 years old. the young earth theory comes directly from the bible. here comes the tricky part... while some bible believers stick very firmly to the time lines delivered in the bible, others have grown to adopt the idea that the earth is old. they do this by not defining the length of the days that god took to create the earth by the same rules as we define ours. they argue that a day in gods world could be thousands or millions or billions of our years.
i would like to focus on the latter of the two bible believers.
2. amount of work done in a day.
day one. god creates heaven and earth. oh wait, you know what... it doesnt matter. he could have worked all day or he could have worked an hour and then taken the rest of the day off. i would like to assume that he worked hard and worked most of the day. it really justifies that day off at the end.
i would like to focus on the day off at the end.
3. our respect for the sabbath and does god still respect it?
so god took a day off for rest. that seems to imply that he can get tired. personally i think that should be a point of concern for anyone picking a worthy deity. moving on, we know what god did for the first seven days. i cant really come up with what he did with any time after that (ill talk about that in a bit) but i will again assume. i imagine that he did some work, maybe watered the garden of eden or cut the grass for 6 days. my real wonder is if he took the 14th day off for rest, or the 21st or the 28th and so on. its one of the commandments and people got killed for breaking it in the old testament but is it just as important for god to follow his own rules and respect the day of rest? if not, why was it so important the first time?
4. lets compile some thoughts.
some people think god created the world and everything in it over the course of billions of years that the bible called days. god took a "day" off to chill and catch a breath. there is a possibility that god still takes every 7th "day" to rest.
now.... if this is the case... can you accept the possibility that for millions of years at a time god does not do anything at all? not even answer prayers? and, young earth people... god takes a day off every week? why the heck does a supreme being need rest? the ability to need rest is a flaw. flaws imply imperfection.
ok, you dont think god takes days off. thats cool too. what the heck does he do? there are natural laws that govern the universe. i cant help but think that once he calculated those and put them in to place.... he didnt have to mess with it. once he put in place the process of life and evolution (which most of the old earth christians (and catholics) believe in evolution set forth by god) he didnt have to mess with it. he had a plan for everything long before he even created the earth.... he isnt making plans anymore is he?
what the heck does your god do?
why the heck did it take 6 days to create the earth? hes god, just snap right?
why the heck did he need a day off?
i mean, i know there are a ton of holes in this blog and that you could come up with a billion things to say to debate me. i mean, its based on the idea that god still gets a break every seven "days" and further, the idea that god can get tired and needs rest.
the goal is to just get some answers or make you ask your self questions.