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Seeking Wisdom and Sublimity

The Age of the Earth

If you look up Earth’s History in your encyclopedia, you will read that the planet you’re standing on is more than 4,500,000,000 years old (that’s four and a half billion, if you don’t care to count the zeros). However, if you think about it, you can’t believe that date if you believe that the Bible is true, because God’s Word sets the date at about 6,000 years ago. If you count up the ages of the different people in the genealogies and do the math, that’s what you’ll come up with. 4,000 years from creation until Christ, and 2,000 years after that brings you to the present date. Here are a few things that show which number is correct:

    • Niagara Falls, before water-diversion projects in the 1950’s, eroded, and was pushed 3 feet upstream every year. If the earth is actually 4½ billion years old, the falls’ original location would have been 13½ billion feet upstream. However, this is not possible, considering that the earth is only 132 million feet in circumference!
    • As the Mississippi River flows into the Gulf of México, it dumps 300,000,000 cubic yards of sediment into the gulf. If the earth is really 4.5 billion years old, the Gulf of México would have been filled up long ago!

      There are many other examples, and you can learn more about the age of the earth by downloading this PDF file from Apologetics Press.

      Posted on 28 December 2007 by Mashkioya
      Filed under: Christianity,history,science

      Yearglass

      We see and stand as though entranced
      The brightest vision along the shore.
      Right through the fiery furnace
      Across the dunes of time,
      Beyond the cathedral:
      A place sublime.
      Slowly falling,
      Sinking,
      Grating,
      Numerous
      Beads of glass.
      The age of glory fallen
      New things come to pass.
      The sands of time are falling
      Into the bottomless pit. Behold!
      They come now shifting: tiny bits of grit.

       


      Poet’s note: Although filled with symbolism and seeming meaning, this poem is totally nonsense. It represents nothing, it foretells nothing. It is simply a very spacial poem that I wrote for school on March 19th, 2007.

      Posted on 21 December 2007 by Mashkioya
      Filed under: belles-lettres,Benjish literature,poetry,school

      Shall I be ashamed?

      “When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another,”
      -Thomas Jefferson, Virginia

      Seven score and six years ago, our nation was split and in the midst of a bloody war. Though often attributed to the issue of slavery, the War Between the States was fought for several reasons. The North and the South were very different. They had different opinions, and different viewpoints. When tension began building with the precarious balance of slave and free states, no one seemed to know what to do. When the southern states proposed separation, the northerners were infuriated. What?! Divide the Union? The North was more willing to fight rather than separate in peace. This is well illustrated in the words of John C. Calhoun and Daniel Webster:

      “Senators,” he began, “it can no longer be disguised that the Union is in danger. The southern States cannot remain as things are now with safety in the Union” (keep reading)

      Posted on 14 December 2007 by Mashkioya
      Filed under: opinions,War Between the States

      Big Thicket National Preserve

      Some more photos from our recent vacation, these taken in the Big Thicket National Preserve, Tyler County, Texas

       

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      An anole in the process of turning green

       

       

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      Sundew (very tiny, to be sure)

       

       

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      A pitcher plant

      Posted on 7 December 2007 by Mashkioya
      Filed under: nature,photography,travel

      Lake Livingston State Park

      These are some photos from our recent vacation to east Texas.

       

      Morning mist

       

       

      Forest canopy

       

       

      Toadstool

       

       

      Spider web

      Posted on 1 December 2007 by Mashkioya
      Filed under: nature,photography