Saturday, 26 December 2015

Oh how unique our existence truly is


Oh How Unique Our Existence Truly Is

It truly is amazing...  The alleged vastness is clearly beyond comprehension. 

209 Seconds That Will Make You Question Your Entire Existence, 

That is not to suggest I think it is not vast, merely highlighting that man's calculated distances, and sizes for many of the items depicted in in this video, a video that highlights just how infinitesimally tiny our Earth is compared the vastness of the entire "known" (believed to be known) universe, is almost exclusively done from observations made from Earth, or relatively near to Earth.

The distance between the Earth and our moon, 226,000 miles, enough that we could fit the other seven planets of our solar system in the space in between - c. ~ 25 seconds in

That six Earth's would fit into the cross-section of Saturn's Rings - c. ~ 40 seconds in

Now, the shots of Earth from the moon, c. ~ 52 seconds in, and from Mars c. ~ 60 seconds in, may in fact be from space-craft launched from Earth, peering back at our wee blue planet... EVEN

At about the c. ~ 64 second mark read that - "That insignificant little do there, that's Earth.   From around 4 billion (4,000,000,000) miles away" - image gathered on February 14, 1990, by the Voyager 1 space probe, launched on September 5, 1977 by NASA's Kennedy Space Center

And then we get into the truly remarkable...  Arcturus, which is said to be - "16,000 times larger in volume than our own sun." - is also said to be 36.7 light-years (5,879,000,000,000 or 5.8 trillion miles) from us... c. ~ 82 seconds in

From here we move on to Alpha Scorpii, which is said to be - "690,000,000 times larger in volume than our own sun." - is also said to be about 145 parsecs or 470 light years (2,763,000,000,000,000 or c. ~ 2.8 quadrillion miles) from us......  c. ~ 86 seconds in

Next we have VY Canis Majoris, which is said to be - "2.9 billion (2,900,000,000) times larger in volume than our own sun." - is also said to be about 1.2 kiloparsecs or 4,000 light-years (22,927,000,000,000,000 or c. ~ 22.9 quadrillion miles) from us... c. ~ 90 seconds in

And so on... at only a minute and a half into a 3 1/2 minute video, we are into postulated #'s that are so far past staggeringly incomprehensible that it is also quite impossible to describe.

For example, for those who think they can relate to trillions and quadrillions in terms of numbers, consider this:

Each of us alive experiences One Million seconds, roughly every c. ~11.5 days, BUT most of us will only see a tad more than Two Billion seconds, as One Billion seconds takes c. ~ 32 years (31 years eight months)  To this day, globally the average life expectancy is 66 years six months.  So the average person will experience c. ~ 2.1 billion seconds (+/- 100 million seconds) in their entire life times.  Another way to look at this is that over the span of that ~ 2.1 billion seconds, we humans will each experience two thousand one hundred ‘one-million second’ long cycles.  Again 11.5 days vs 31.6 years, not really numbers that can be directly compared with one and other.  How much more so, are trillions (one thousand times one billion) or quadrillions (one thousand times one trillion) or quintillions (one thousand times one quadrillion).

All of this should be enough to make one think- “wow, we truly are insignificant” - and we are, t’is true.  Yet G-d (Christ), the Almighty Creator of all this amazing vastness says that He *KNOWS* you personally -
Isaiah 43:1; John 10:14-15; Jeremiah 1:5; Psalm 139:1-24; John 8:32.  Did you know that?  He knows everything single thing about every single one of us! 

“No Jesus, NO peace” and yet, “Know Jesus, KNOW peace”

How does one get to “know” Jesus?  Simple, invite Him into your heart, as Jesus says: “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” [Revelation 3:20 NIV]  How can we be assured that this Jesus stuff means anything?  Well because the Bible tells us so, as the Apostle Paul wrote:

“If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” [Romans 10:9-10 NIV]

And for those of you who say to me, I can’t be bothered reading the Bible, “it’s confusing” or “it’s a waste of my time”, may I draw your attention to what the Bible says about wisdom: “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” [Proverbs 9:10 NIV]

If nothing else, PLEASE read two chapters from the Bible – (don’t own one, sorry NO excuse, if you’re reading this, you can access this: John 3 and John 14!

John 3:16 says:  “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

And John 14:6 says: “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Well that’s it, that’s Da Bauz’s take on, How Unique Our Existence Truly Is, this 26th day of December, 2015 © 2015, All Rights Reserved. wr (Da Bauz, Christian Zionist “creationist” too!)

What is #RAD?  #RAD is:

R epent of rejecting Christ
A ccept Christ as your Lord
D evelop your relationship with the Living Almighty God Himself as your personal Lord and Saviour

John 3:16, Revelation 3:20, Romans 10:9 -10, Revelation 21:27, II Corinthians 5:21 and I John 5:13 / John 20:31!


Cited or consulted sources and resources  - Video credit for “209 Seconds That Will Make You Question Your Entire Existence” - “Pale Blue Dot” - “Arcturus” - “Alpha Scorpii” - “VY Canis Majoris” - “IC 1011” - “Tables of Denominations above one million” - “List of countries by life expectancy”, List by the CIA (2012) - World average - “Bible Hub” - “BibleGateway”

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