I can imagine how this could become a big bureaucracy with thousands of employees. Careers in astrobiology!!
NASA keeps the public thinking about alien life in space, and yet denies that they are expecting to defend from intelligent aliens, just space microbes.
Getting church people to emotionally defend the perspective of earth as just an insignificant planet in a vast universe teeming with intelligent life was a great victory for atheism.
Sungenis does not have it quite right, but he has a good point. Our current apostasy can be traced back to the general acceptance of the Copernican Principle as a philosophical system. Rather than retain the philosophical viewpoint of the Bible, that the earth is the reference point for reality, church people began to judge the earth from an arbitrary and imaginary point in space. The King James Bible was no longer the standard of truth, and it was replaced by pseudoscience.
Flat earth falls short on many accounts, but the one I want to address here is its mistaking the physical as final reality. This is an error that it shares with more popular concepts, such as heliocentrism (earth going around the sun) and even geocentrism. If one accepts a physical reality as final, he cuts himself off from being able to see that his model is wrong. Models proposed based on physical observation do not establish final reality.
Hebrews 11:3 (KJV)
Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
Now NASA astrobiologists seem to be asserting that life is multidimensional and can pop in and our of our dimension like Bigfoot is claimed to do by some researchers. NASA astrobiology logically will unite with the Gaia religion.
The purpose of what has come to be known as “science” (the presupposition of ultimate materialism) is to avoid learning that there is an infinite intelligence in charge of the universe. The Gaia religion has a kind of spirit driving it, so it can claim to have a consciousness in the universe, but we are all one with the consciousness, and it has no authority over us.
This sets up the need for NASA to find ways to communicate with this consciousness, which of course will be what the Bible recognizes as “devils.” Channelling has been the traditional method, but it is often thought of as nonsense. It will be interesting to see how they develop the communication.
Moon Day July 20? Creationist astronomer Dr. Danny Faulkner renews his infatuation with the moon landing based on atheistic and pagan cosmology, and forgets the warnings of Jehovah, and His focus on the earth alone as central.
Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves…lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them…
Creationist astronomers really should not honor the accomplishments of the human spirit, motivated by devils, in my opinion.
Science cannot be used to give us final answers about anything. Science creates models, like the heliocentric solar system, that can be used for certain purposes, but they should not be mistaken for final reality. That is the error of making science into a useless religion.
Psalms 115:16 The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD’S: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.
A group of rich people is not willing to wait for life in space to be discovered; they have declared their own nation in space. Sounds like one of those offshore countries where nobody actually lives, just an ultimate tax haven.