Happy New Year!

JamesFOURTWO's picture

Well we’ve just about come to the end of another full rotation around the sun, and still God blesses us with life. This ball of dirt and rock we call earth is still here, it hasn’t just vanished (not surprising is it).We’ve got air to breath and water to drink, or better beer and or wine. I’d say we’ve got a lot to be thankful for.
Yep life is good. Just look around and think, “How could this happen by chance?” If you’re into math and probability try figuring that out. You know our planet is just the right amount of distance away from our sun. Any further away we’d freeze any closer we’d burn up. Try getting that right on accident. Yep life is good.
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Peace and grace to you brothers and sisters.
James 4:2

James 4:2 (New International Version)
2You want something but don't get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God.

Vastet's picture

Yes, it is unlikely that

Yes, it is unlikely that random chance would bring all there is to be. I love how religious folks take that argument, then forget it's even more unlikely to add the existance of a deity to the random chance that brought about our existance.

As for our planet being a perfect distance from the sun, you have no concept of reality in order to make such a claim. Our G class star has a habitable zone(for our standards anyway) that stretches more than half way to Venus and almost touches Mars. That zone expands with the star over it's lifetime. So the Earth is in the habitable zone today, but it was not always. And it will not always be. Nor is it true that a change of distance from the sun would make the Earth uninhabitable. There is a good 14 million km area that would support life on Earth. The Earth's diameter is 12,756.3 KM. You could fit 1097 Earths side by side in the zone(going further and further from the sun), and all of them would be habitable by human standards.

Beyond that, the habitable zone is 100% dependant on the atmosphere and composition of the planet in question. Venus has an atmosphere that would allow it to maintain above 0C celsius temperatures at distances from the sun further away than Mars.

Proud Canadian, Enlightened Atheist, Gaming God.

Hambydammit's picture

Well, happy new year to you

Well, happy new year to you too.

May the new year bring you the wisdom to understand that the existence of a species is not chance but the product of a very logical progression of events.

May you find joy in the knowledge that an infinitely complex creator is infinitely less likely than a gradual progression from simplicity to complexity, and may your intellect expand to encompass the idea that fabricating an ever-existing deity to prove that matter and energy haven't always existed is illogical.

 May the concept of irreducible complexity vanish from your vocabulary the way that the pillars of the earth vanished before.

Above all, may you learn to live free of lies, thinking for yourself, and applying logic to all things, so that you may one day die, content in the knowledge that you lived a good life simply for life's sake.

 

Atheism isn't a lot like religion at all. Unless by "religion" you mean "not religion". --Ciarin

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JamesFOURTWO's picture

You know what I love

I love the fact that you could never prove or disprove any of it.Your "G" class star has what you think is a "habitable zone" all the way to Uranus, but how could you truly prove that. There is more prof of Christ's mericals then that the Earth was any where else then where it is now!

JamesFOURTWO's picture

Wow!

That's very nice of you .I do think however for myself. I live a long life thinnking either God didn't exist or didn't care. I did not how ever think that life came from a rock. That is what you are talkin about right. Millions of years or rain fall creating tiny tiny life form out of a rock and that having the great luck to progress into something bigger and then find a mate. I've never bought into that line of thinking.

One day we will die, I KNOW I will live after this body with Christ Jesus and I pray we might get the chance to talk then.

Randalllord's picture

james FOURTWO wrote: I did

james FOURTWO wrote:
I did not how ever think that life came from a rock.

Funny you should mention this, yet this is precisely what the Bible says about the creation of man: Gen. 2:7 "And the LORD God formed man [of] the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul."

Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful. - Seneca

Vastet's picture

JamesFOURTWO wrote: I love

JamesFOURTWO wrote:
I love the fact that you could never prove or disprove any of it.Your "G" class star has what you think is a "habitable zone" all the way to Uranus, but how could you truly prove that. There is more prof of Christ's mericals then that the Earth was any where else then where it is now!

Rofl. Far be it from me to show you the proof of the earth being round. You go ahead and continue to live in your flat world of fiction where you can make up what you like as you go along.

Proud Canadian, Enlightened Atheist, Gaming God.