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Lord’s prayer – a different spin

Saturday, November 16th, 2013
The prayer as it occurs in Matthew 6:9–13 (ESV)
“Our Father in heaven,   –  the Sun is in the heavens, all elements that we’re made of are from stars
hallowed be your name.  – Amen – name of the Egyptian Sun God, see last line
Your kingdom come,  –  sooner or later ( in a few billion years) the sun will engulf all planets
your will be done,  – one well directed solar flare and we’re all dead,
on earth as it is in heaven.  –  and there’s nothing we can do about it.
Give us this day our daily bread,  – the Sun makes wheat (and all plants) grow so we can make bread
and forgive us our debts,  –  the Sun shines on all of us, good or bad
as we also have forgiven our debtors.  –  we should learn from it and forgive.
And lead us not into temptation,  –  enlighten us
but deliver us from evil.”  –  could also be deliver us from darkness…
Amen.    –  also called Amun or Amun-Ra
(Inspired by this video.)
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We are all made of stars

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Everything on earth is made up of molecules that in turn are made up of atoms, or elements. The nuclear reaction inside the core of a star burns hydrogen to produce some heavier versions of hydrogen, then helium. It is a complicated process and takes the whole life cycle of the star to produce even heavier elements. For example, lithium is produced in brown dwarfs and carbon takes place in a set of nuclear fusion reactions inside massive stars.

Our bodies are made up from the same elements. It is not wrong to think that stars made the basic building blocks of our bodies. Then, a master craftsman arranged them in a special way that the elements function together for some purpose, just like in Minecraft you can craft staff from other elements. Now the master craftsman and his like can inhabit the bodies to play the game.

However, let’s not forget where we come from. The Sun is our closest star. The Sun gives life to all living creatures on earth including us. Without it, nothing would be alive. Think about it. Plants and other creatures like phytoplankton, rely on the sunlight for the photosynthesis process to make them grow. These plants make or become food for animals, and humans. Animals are also food for other animals that are higher up in the food chain – this includes humans who consider themselves right on top of the food chain. Looking back through the food chain, we are still “eating” sunlight, or depending on it for life.

So the Sun not only gave us the bodies, but also nourishes and sustains them. Without sunlight, our bodies would not make vitamin D. The Sun could be a highly intelligent and altruistic entity. It does not discriminate about who gets its life-giving energy. It shines on good and evil without judgement. The ancients were not wrong by worshiping the Sun.

Having said that, I now realise that it was not just the ancients. I have been born and raised as a Catholic but have been worshiping the Sun all my life. So are billions of others, without even realising it. Every time they pray and say Amen at the end they give worship to the Egyptian sun-god Amun, which was also sometimes spelled Amen.

As you can see, you’re not just a mortal human. You’re made of the same stuff as the planet earth and made by the stars. I’m sure the ancients knew all this…