The world’s highest radio telescope, built on a Chilean plateau in the Andes 5,000 metres above sea level, has captured the first image of a new planet being formed as it gobbles up the cosmic dust and gas surrounding a distant star.
The image taken by the Atacama Millimetre-submillimetre Array (ALMA) in Chile shows two streams of gas connecting the inner and outer disks of cosmic material surrounding the star HD 142527, which is about 450 light-years from Earth.
Recently, I was accused of denying to God His creatorship… No, those who deny God as Creator are the Young Earth Creationists…They are also Deists too, but then again, fundamentalists are gnostics all the way around.
Anyway, one of the most beautiful aspects of a theology anchored somewhat to science is the fact that science continues to prove, sharpen, and shape theology. For instance, my theology on Creation has changed somewhat. No longer is it merely “God created” but is God creating, God is Creator. This realization has propelled other aspects of my theology as well, but most notably the theology that God is Judge, but only because He is first Creator, present tense. He is savior, but only because He is first Creator. God is love because hate is not the opposite of love, nothing is. Think on that for a bit, will you.
The on-creation of a star merely adds to the wonder of the theology that is shaped by truth.
I greatly pity those who deny the power of God, such as Young Earth Creationists.
- That Awkward Moment When a Creationist Gets Outwitted by a Sixth Grader (patheos.com)
- AIG and ICR React to Rubio and Robertson (sensuouscurmudgeon.wordpress.com)