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  • +3 Your point is valid only if you believe that God effectively used a Big Bang type mechanism where all matter and energy came from a singular source to ceate the universe. . Religious types will say that God simply placed all the galaxies wherever he wanted and then sent them in an outward expansion. So he puts galaxy X 10,000 light years away from earth and then sent it on it's path away from us. They might also claim that God is not bound by the speed of light limitation that we are so it is possible that the more distant galaxies were travelling at greater than the speed of light in the past and so have travelled more distance is a year than our current light years represent.
  • I expect that the devil did it, just like he planted the skeletons of dinosaurs to lead man into sin and doubt.
  • Jeeze. Here we go again. That 6,000 years was the result of studies of biblical chronologies by a monk during the Middle Ages by name of Usher. It is now called "Usher's Chronology" and is totally wrong.
  • because there is no god but because it takes so long for light to reach earth, with a powerful enough telescope you could probably see the big bang happening even though it has already ended
  • The religious answer is when he made everything he put the light X distance away. The realistic answer, there is no god.
  • I'm sure the god squad has some convoluted answer for that.
  • Tsk tsk,.. did you forget? God can do anything yo... ;)===)
  • Okay, I know a lot of atheists and scientists alike make great political hay out of this. It is based on bad theology hundreds of years ago, as Captain Harley said. It is long since debunked. I know there are small pockets of Christians who still believe this, but not many. It was based on a mistranslation. The word translated as year means period of time. Its also a sideshow that has very little to do with Christianity and probably actually distracts from the teaching of Christ, rather than adding to it. It has also been discussed to death in other questions.
  • Because the Gods of ancient civilizations did it?? ;-)
  • The speed of light changes the closer we get to armageddon. It is called the dumbber effect.
  • you are putting all your faith in something that has been proven to be imperfect....man. You are putting faith into the writings and calculations of man from eons ago and expecting them to be perfection...expecting them to be fact... isn't it plausable that the calculations could be just wrong?
  • Genesis 1:1 "In [the] beginning God created the heavens and the earth". That was before the "creative days" began. Sometime after that, the creative days began. Each creative day would have likely been thousands of years. The 6000 years that is often mentioned, is how long ago Adam was created according to Bible chronology. A day sometimes stands for a time period. For an example, someone might say "back in my day we did not have to lock doors". That is obviously not just a 24 hour day. Look at Adam, God told him that in the day of his eating from the tree of knowledge, that he would die. He lived for 930 years. A day to God is as if a thousand years. http://bible.cc/2_peter/3-8.htm . I copied this out of "Insight on the Scriptures" under "Day". This is just a portion. {The term “day(s)” is also used with reference to a time period contemporaneous with a particular person, as for example, “the days of Noah” and “the days of Lot.”—Lu 17:26-30; Isa 1:1. Other cases where the word “day” is used in a flexible or figurative sense are: “the day of God’s creating Adam” (Ge 5:1), “the day of Jehovah” (Zep 1:7), the “day of fury” (Zep 1:15), “the day of salvation” (2Co 6:2), “the day of judgment” (2Pe 3:7), “the great day of God the Almighty” (Re 16:14), and others. This flexible use of the word “day” to express units of time of varying length is clearly evident in the Genesis account of creation. Therein is set forth a week of six creative days followed by a seventh day of rest. The week assigned for observance by the Jews under the Law covenant given them by God was a miniature copy of that creative week. (Ex 20:8-11) In the Scriptural record the account of each of the six creative days concludes with the statement: “And there came to be evening and there came to be morning” a first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth day. (Ge 1:5, 8, 13, 19, 23, 31) The seventh day, however, does not have this ending, indicating that this period, during which God has been resting from his creative works toward the earth, continued on. At Hebrews 4:1-10 the apostle Paul indicated that God’s rest day was still continuing in his generation, and that was more than 4,000 years after that seventh-day rest period began. This makes it evident that each creative day, or work period, was at least thousands of years in length. As A Religious Encyclopaedia (Vol. I, p. 613) observes: “The days of creation were creative days, stages in the process, but not days of twenty-four hours each.”—Edited by P. Schaff, 1894. The entire period of the six time units or creative “days” dedicated to the preparation of planet Earth is summed up in one all-embracing “day” at Genesis 2:4: “This is a history of the heavens and the earth in the time of their being created, in the day that Jehovah God made earth and heaven.”}
  • Some humans have used that 6,000 year number, and others repeat it (such as in this question) but the Bible does not.
  • is it not a possibility? We have been known for such errors...or perhaps modern man has misinterpreted what was written...many parts of the bible cannot be taken literally...the point is you are depending on an unreliable source...man.
  • Jesus did it on purpose to confuse the heathens that were doomed to Hell anyway. *nods*
  • The fabric of the universe is still spreading. When it was created, the universe was all wadded up! It is very complex to explain, but imagine a table cloth all balled up. Now it is being spread out with all the stars spreading out too. Plus, we now have theories about worm holes and all sorts of stuff. We have gone beyond the Big Bang and now embrace the idea of String Theory for creating the universe. We know so little compared to what we really need to know. Why we have only recently, found how to speed up and slow down light, itself and that tosses out all kinds of physics.
  • It is a complex bit of physics but you have heard how the universe is expanding? Well, thing of the universe as a balloon that is inflating. At one time, it was not as large as it is, now. So the stars were closer and years were different. The universe inflated and suddenly stars and galaxies were carried off in the fabric of space to incredible distances. Black holes, worm holes and other phenomena, unknown to us, yet, carried this matter across great distances. It was a very violent and complex time.
  • By reading just one verse in the Bible, anybody could see that your premise is wrong. What we call the universe was created, "In the beginning", not 6,000 years ago. That could be billions, trillions, or more years ago. It is undefined.
  • 7-12-2017 If you look at something from two positions it appears to shift by some angle depending an how far away it is and the length of your baseline. If you look from opposite sides of the Earth's orbit, that is the longest baseline we have, and accurate measurements can be made out to about 3200 light years. Beyond that we are guessing. Highly scientific guessing, but guessing all the same. That is why when you try to look up the biggest stars, the figures get very uncertain beyond 3200 light years.
  • Genesis 1:1 says God created the Heavens and the earth. Then in Gen. 1:2 it says the earth was void and without form covered with water. The time interval between 1:1 and 1:2 is known as the "Gap Theory" The theory is mentioned in only a couple of places in the Bible one being in the book of Isaiah. With this God Recreated the earth 6000 years ago after He had destroyed it once before.
  • Depends what theories you are using to make your assumption. Buddhists believe in an eternal steady state universe for example.
  • 7-13-2017 It might interest you to know that there were eye witnesses to what we mistakenly call creation. They recorded their observations as best they could, carving some records into stones and passing verbal accounts from one generation to the next. It has taken a very long time to interpret these records because they don't describe anything we have seen. For example the legend of the dragon is carved into rocks all over the world, but it is only recently that anybody has noticed a natural effect that fits that description. This is a long book because it tries to cover everything completely. www.saturniancosmology.org/
  • I answered this when it was posted on the old version of AB. My answer isn't here any more. There is a quantum physics reason.

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