Adventist Media Response and Conversation

Sunday, January 13, 2013

And then God made the sun visible on the 4th day.

I am so frustrated by the infantile nature of this quarters lessons. It is sort of like they are written by a someone in Kindergarten.  Take for instance this from Sunday's lesson:

A third possibility is that the sun was already in existence but was obscured by clouds or volcanic dust and was not visible or fully functional until the fourth day. One can compare this possibility with the planet Venus, where a similar situation occurs today.

Somehow created suddenly becomes made visible " Gen 3:16 "Then God made two great 4lights" Or what about the third possiblity that of volcanic dust...are they trying to tell us that God used natural processes, actual destructive processes in his creation? I wish they would acknowledge the obvious but they really aren't.

They of course know that the sun moon and stars made on the 4th day does not work. There would be no water on the earth without a sun anyway, it would just be a solid ball of ice. No ocean, no liquid water. They also have to know that light created on the first day is not the light of God. If as they assert God is light then He has always been light He would not have to create himself as light on the first day.

If you want to make the verses in Genesis literal...well it just does not work anyway you slice it. But foolish people keep trying.  Of course venus is not dark just because of their methane clouds the planet very likely sees the light of the sun during it's day. But sad to say the lesson quarter assumes really strange things. But really should our religion be based on strange and foolish assumptions...I think not.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Biased news at Atoday, what is social justice anyway?

Notice this headline from Adventist Pastor Prays for Social Justice and Individual Morality

The article then goes on to report about an Adventist Pastor in Jamaica reported by the Jamaican paper "the Gleaner". Yet if you look at the Gleaner article here. You see not one mention of the phrase "social justice". So how does he pray for social Justice if he does not mention social justice. I wonder. Perhaps the news people over at Atoday can give us the definition of "social justice" Of course they never have before but maybe they can now that they have determined people are praying for it without actually praying for it.

If you think you are getting news in the Adventist media you are not. Their biases prevent them from actually reporting news and that is pretty sad. Why they could not even give the link to the Gleaner article...but I guess that makes sense you would not want to post the link to the article that proves your headline is a lie would they.