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  • its possible
    • Andorinha Frenesi
      Nothing is impossible for God..
  • The color of pure Gold is bright golden yellow, but the greater the silver content, the whiter its color is. minerals.net
    • Andorinha Frenesi
      Gods pure is not mans pure
    • Linda Joy
      Or minerals.net pure. And invisible tape is not invisible either. I can see it!
    • Linda Joy
      Pure like glass is the kind of transparent that people walk into because its so clear they can't see it. Have you seen that happen?
    • Andorinha Frenesi
      In Heaven we can go right through it anyway, haha :)
    • Linda Joy
      That would defeat the purpose of it being there. You wouldn't be able to heat or cool a room if the wind can go right through. That's why we make doorways, and doors.
  • "Gold films, made suitably thin, can exhibit high transparency and high conductivity at the same time." https://www.advancedsciencenews.com/transparent-can-layer-gold/ There is also transparent aluminum. https://phys.org/news/2009-07-transparent-aluminium-state.html
    • Andorinha Frenesi
      I do not want the gold on my street to be thin!,:)
    • mushroom
      Ah, but they may one day recharge your electric car as you drive!
    • Andorinha Frenesi
      God has his ways
  • Not to stir the pot again, but the Book of Revelations really doesn't make any sense. Everybody knows that gold is not like glass. It's some sort of allegory.
    • Andorinha Frenesi
      Revelation is a literal book, so I have heard.. I am certain God knows what he is talking about...thanks for answering.
    • Andorinha Frenesi
      Transparent as glass, it says. It does not say as glass.
    • Andorinha Frenesi
      It is called a metaphor.
    • bostjan64
      A simile is a comparison that uses "like" or "as;" a metaphor does not use "like" or "as." This example is a simile, not a metaphor. The Bible cannot be taken literally. I know a lot of Baptists (I was raised Baptist) will throw a fit when I say it, but it's simply apparent. Read Genesis 1 and then read Genesis 2. Why are there two different creation narratives? It's simple: the creation narrative isn't literally true, but the story that it's teaching you still rings true. That's only the first two chapters, but the entire Bible is that way. The point of it is to teach you philosophy, not history or biology or geology or geography or any of the other things that it gets wrong. As for the Book of Revelation, if you expect any of those things to literally come true, then you might as well believe in Scientology or something. Things like the beast and the false prophet are not physical entities, so believing that they will be physically thrown into an actual lake that is non-metaphorically on fire is crazy talk.
    • bostjan64
      The passage in question is also physically impossible. You cannot build a city out of pure gold. There is literally not enough gold on planet Earth to build a city out of it. Also, pure gold is not transparent. I know that another user correctly pointed out that extremely thin films of gold are transparent, but these films are 1-2 atoms thick, and substrated on glass. That thickness isn't strong enough to hold anything on its own, and the fact that it's a glass composite makes it not "pure gold." As many of the stories in the Bible, it's a parable or allegory used as a teaching tool; it's not a literal prophesy. And - if it was a literal prophesy, then it's literally wrong, because part of the prophesy of the New Testament was that the apocalypse would happen before ~150 AD. ( Matthew 24:34; Mark 13:30; Luke 21:32)
    • Andorinha Frenesi
      All that is crazy talk, as you put it.
    • Linda Joy
      You can lead a horticulture, but you can't make her think!

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