Where do you think the solar system came from, Believers?

@Sheepie (3118)
United States
November 14, 2008 11:10pm CST
If you believe in God, can you tell me what the belief is about the other planets? From what I remember, in the Adam and Eve story, there was no mention of the other planets. What are they there for? They're uninhabitable! Did God simply make a few practice planets first? I'm just genuinely curious, though I do not follow any faith, I can't stop wondering about this.
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@ClarusVisum (2163)
• United States
15 Nov 08
It's simple. The myths/stories were invented long before the facts that cause them to make no sense were discovered. It's the same with the age of the earth thing. Before we had radiometric dating that gave us the ability to see that the Earth was several billions of years old, the idea that it was only around for a few millenia wasn't nearly as ridiculous.
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• Thailand
15 Nov 08
When the story of Adam and Eve was adapted from ancient Sumerian myth they had no idea that there was such a thing as other planets so there was no mention of them. The Bible reflects the state of human knowledge that existed when it was written. This is something that Christian Literalist seem to miss.
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15 Nov 08
Wrong again chiang, The Sumerians knew of the planets, including the ones we only found recently including Pluto Neptune, Uranus and the asteroid belt. Look up your facts, The Sumerians say there is another planet as well, the one the astronomers are also searching for, Their whole religion was based around the planets, not only that they correctly described them including their color.
• Thailand
16 Nov 08
In a way I am wrong in that you are correct in saying that the the Sumerians were aware of the planets. What they were not aware of is the nature of the planets and they consider them to be gods.I'm not sure why some form of this knowledge did not make it into the Hebrew revision that became Genesis. I am curious, you seem to have done a lot of research in this area. Have you looked at the influences that affect the origins of the beliefs of the Sumerians. The beginnings of Hindu culture in the Indus Valley predates the Sumerians and some of the beliefs seem to have a certain commonality about them. If you have done any research into this and have any references pertaining to it I would much appreciated if you would share that information with me.
15 Nov 08
Although I believe the premises of your question is wrong, I will answer your question the best i can. In the creation story God created the heavens, Which the second heaven (Space), includes all the bodies, or "hosts of heaven", It does mention the constellations, And no he did not need practice, and depending on how far back you look you will find answers about the other planets. You must remember many books from the bible were banned by the Church at the council of Nicea, and also need to know the story of creation set forth in Genesis was actually taken from the Sumerian tale, for more answers you must also read their book of creation, Thanks
@Sheepie (3118)
• United States
16 Nov 08
That doesn't really help much, but okay.
16 Nov 08
I am trying to say without being too controversial, What I am trying to say is that the planets and stars are covered in the creation story, just not fully in genesis. You can see some of it in Job, but to get the full scope you must read some of the banned books, after reading you will see why they are banned, because their information is directly in opposition to churches doctrines, Also one must read the Sumerian texts dealing with this issue. I am sorry that I can not just come out and say it, but we have many mixed company here at Mylot.
@Sheepie (3118)
• United States
16 Nov 08
So the banned ones aren't around today, or are they?
• United States
16 Nov 08
God created the whole Universe and everything in it. That includes all, the planets and stars, and everything. God is very creative, as you can see if you look around the world we live in. We are made in His image -- to create, explore, learn, and grow. I don't know all of God's plans, so I don't know the purpose of the planets that are not inhabitable. But I suspect they are there for us, for us to look at, be intrigued by, study and try to explore. In Heaven, too, life will not be like people say, living on a cloud, singing songs. No, in Heaven people who are saved will be active and industrious. God is very imaginative, creative, intelligent, and He made us similar, so He will always provide us room to learn and grow.
@ClassyCat (1214)
• United States
16 Nov 08
The planets have many purposes I'm sure. One purpose has to do with forcasting the extended weather forcast. Check it out. http://theweatheralternative.blogspot.com2006/12/signs-of-sky-how-long-range-forecasts.html
@ClassyCat (1214)
• United States
16 Nov 08
H-m-m-m I just checked that link, and I must have missed something. Let me try this again. OK - I guess I may have to do this in 2 separate lines. Copy and paste all of this as one long link: http://theweatheralternative.blogspot.com/2006/12/ signs-of-the-sky-how-long-range-forecasts.html Hope this one turns out to be one that gets you to the right place.
• Philippines
16 Nov 08
There are things that God did create beyond our human depraved comprehension, I don't believe that God did make a practice when God created He didn't make it without purpose with His infinite mind and wisdom, personally though, when God created the heavens which include the planets and the universe before Adam and Eve were created, I think the planets and all that is in the milky way has been place for life of this tiny little planet called earth could see how big a God is who can do all this majestic wonders that man would stand in awe, maybe we should ask why should God care for a tiny people compared to a big galaxy. He is a God who is INDESCRIBLE in His ways ! To HIM be all the glory !
@Sheepie (3118)
• United States
16 Nov 08
Outer space isn't heaven; if it was, we would be able to travel there on a space shuttle and see them.
• Philippines
16 Nov 08
dear, when the Bible says that God did created the heavens this include the sky and the space, what we have in mind with the heaven is the place where God lives is like using the proper noun Heaven.
16 Nov 08
Yes there are three heavens mentioned. The first heaven is our skies, the second heavens is space, and the third heaven is the thrown of God, which you can not take the space shuttle to.
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15 Nov 08
Hi Sheepie, In those days God knew that people's mind could not comprehen these things just yet, that is why it is not written in the bible, although they had astrolegers in those days, but they only just getting the understanding of the star, God has given human brains to invent new technology so they can discover this vast univers wich is our world which God has created, so all those people in the bible had no understanding of the world, crumbs they thought the world was flat in the forst. Tamara
• United States
16 Nov 08
Actually, they knew at some point back then, before Christ came to earth, that the earth was round, not flat. It is in the Bible that the earth was round. But men failed to pay attention, failed to believe, and so they came to their own, incorrect conclusion that the earth was flat.
@dragon54u (31628)
• United States
19 Nov 08
I think that God made the universe and we are but a small part of it. I can't remember just now what passage it is--I could look it up but it's been a long day!--but Jesus said he had other places to go. The Mayans document a man like Jesus, but I think that He was referencing other worlds. After all, why would God create just one world with living people? If you were stocking a fish tank, would you just put in one type of fish? There are other planets and other universes. God is not short-cited.
@Shula101 (268)
• New Zealand
16 Nov 08
Well according to the Occultist. The other planets are part of a mechanism used to create a powerful Gravitational force that will do....something :) No idea, but without those planets, we wouldn't be alive discussing it. The 8 planets that stay in the solar system for less than 6 years keep the Galaxy from collapsing. If Jupiter or Saturn didnt exist, then either one of them would swallow the rest of the planets and head for the sun because they have the most powerful gravity. So really, God created the planets so we can live. Maybe if we run out of resources, we'll have 9-11 other planets to take materials off of :) So god thought of it all xD Im Religious, but im also open minded to what makes sense.
@balasri (26546)
• India
16 Nov 08
God is what is before that big bang. That is how I see God always. All the other scriptures and stories have written in reverence of God. A believer will believe anything that glorifies the fact that there is God. Stories and beliefs are not lab experiments to prove anything. Mankind has worshiped God with whatever knowledge they have proportionate to the period they are living in this planet. Disproving the stories wont disprove the existence of the Divinity.
@ShellyB (5242)
• United States
16 Nov 08
Well it depends, it might be on the well God created the heavens and the earth. (all the planets can be included on the heavens right?) Just an idea.
• India
15 Nov 08
if the god didnt created this world and these planets then is this universe came frm nothing???? noone thinking logically can say than something can be created frm nothing.so there exixted something which made universe just think and i am not a believer of god so i thought of a magician who pulled out a rabbit frm the hat which was showed empty just before the trick and we are all the tiny insects in the fur of rabbit and rabbit is the universe
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
15 Nov 08
god prepared the earth for mankind to live on however other planets have not been prepare to live on the earth is to be inhabited other planet are not prepared for human life.to find out what god want to do with the other planets we just have to wait and see what god will do with these other planets.if he wasnted us to know he would have told us in his instruction his word the bible.