According to one reliable source, a star explodes about every 26 years. No, I’m not talking about Alec Baldwin. These are actual stars. You know, those blinking lights up in the sky. So, evidently, exploding stars are not a rare phenomenon.
And exploding stars produce a lot of gas and dust.
And, also according to my trustworthy source, that gas and dust expands “outward thousands of miles per second.” Astronomers, with radio telescopes, have seen those remnants. And my source said, “these remnants in our galaxy should be visible for a million years. However, only about 7,000 years’ worth of supernova debris are seen.”
It’s been a while since my last math class. But, if I remember correctly, 7,000 years is way less than a million.
So, if observers are to believe what they actually see with their own, actual eyes, what should 7,000 years’ worth of debris from exploding stars tell them?
Come on, man. Don’t make me say it. What should that information tell them?
Seriously? You’re gonna make me say it? Ok, fine.
Since there’s only about 7,000 years’ worth of supernova debris, our cute, little Milky Way is young. And it’s part of a correspondingly young universe.
“Hold on there, Tony! Let’s not jump to any of that young universe stuff. That’s just crazy talk!”
Yeah, crazy like a fox. (I have no idea how that relates to this discussion, but anyway…)
No, it’s not crazy talk.
Especially when observers have kept their “eyes” on the skies for a long, long time. Because, those so-called “scientists” who desperately want the universe (and Earth) to be old, constantly look for supportive evidence. And, unfortunately for them, exploding stars don’t help their cause, er, studies.
But who cares? Right? Why does it matter if the universe is 7,000 years old? Or millions? Or even billions? Well, it doesn’t matter if you’re convinced your time here on planet Earth is all you’re ever gonna have. But what if that assumption is flawed? What if the intangible YOU goes on after you die? What then?
There are conflicting explanations for what happens to you after you die (not “pass”). But, in my somewhat educated opinion, only ONE of those explanations provides hope. And I mean confident-building hope. Cover your eyes if you don’t wanna see this next part. Because I’m gonna do a little name-dropping.
That hope is in Jesus.
OK, you can open your eyes again (Oops, that name is still there. My “bad.”)
If you’ve read this far, kudos to you. Because that means a little cold, hard Truth doesn’t bother or scare you. And, that’s impressive. Because, these days, most of the world despises anyone who would dare mention the aforementioned name. Unless, of course, it’s to use that name as an addition to their f-bomb arsenal.
Maybe it’s because I know I’m in the final third of my life, but I don’t care who’s offended by the Truth. I prefer that they actually read it, or listen to it, with a hunger and thirst for hope it can provide. But it seems that way too many people would rather gripe and whine about how much they’re oppressed. And they do that on their thousand dollar phones.
Hmm, oppression ain’t what it used to be.
No reason it can never happen here.
This is the place and time to face your fear.
Financial plans end up rhetorical.
The errors made aren’t simply clerical.
Be never-yielding like the tiger’s tooth
And face the cold hard truth!
(from my song “Cold, Hard Truth”)
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