Christmas star: Jupiter and Saturn align in the night sky
22/12/2020 | news | science | 828
Jupiter and Saturn - the Solar System's largest planets - have crossed paths in the night sky.
You know that the bible is a work of fiction... you know that... right... Removed
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21/12/2020 11:27:26 0 2
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What about the one in SA?
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21/12/2020 11:28:03 7 2
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The "Chirstmas Star" event we are getting is what is belived to be what the wise men sawon the alleged birth of a bloke named jesus. The bible is indeed fake but there is enough historical evidence to suggest that a blooe was born around the time period implied.
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21/12/2020 11:45:46 16 3
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Some atheists like to claim it's fiction but historical accounts from the time show that much of it did happen. Of course there will be embellishments and it's a matter of faith if you believe Jesus was the son of god but you can't dismiss the whole thing as fiction.
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21/12/2020 11:56:10 5 3
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No actually I don't know that. Nor do any number of historians.
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21/12/2020 15:00:37 3 1
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Sorry, although not a believer Big Badger, the bible has too many correlatable instances to be just fiction. However it has been pulled together from a variety of early christian texts with those that didn't fit the narrative being omitted. More to the point is that it is not the word of God, but of man, some of whom were likely "touched" by mental illness or drugs. Revelation comes to mind.
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21/12/2020 15:22:49 1 1
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Sadly millions think it is an accurately historical document. I know cos I worked with some of them, some even preached to me on my desk.

As far as the planets go, it’s raining all week so naff all chance of seeing it,
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21/12/2020 16:06:41 0 1
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What amuses me about an organised religion is the way their deities are fashion conscious. So for instance if you rocked up to church on a horse in the 17th century wearing leggings and a wig you'd be greeted with a smile from the cleric - try that today and you get tutted at "disrespectful, inappropriate for the Lords house" and "Isenbird Braine! untie your horse from the font"!
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21/12/2020 16:28:20 0 2
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The Bible does seem to be a record of early Jewish history/folk law. The Adam and Eve story used to calculate the age of the Universe by medieval theologians seems to equate with the founding of the Jewish tribes.
But what is strange are those first few paragraphs of the Bible. It does seem follow the order of the 'Big Bang' through to the evolution of life. Just change 'day' to 'period of time'.
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21/12/2020 17:10:48 1 1
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As a precocious 10 year old I told a very pious Methodist aunt that Jesus was probably born sometime in September according to scientists who had studied astrology, and that his birth was celebrated on 25 December to align with old pagan festivals. She said I shouldn't believe all I read in the newspapers. I said she shouldn't believe all she read in the Bible.
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21/12/2020 11:07:05 129 33
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Science v's divine celestial signs, I'll stick with science as they have a better track record aka covid19 vaccine v's prayer!
Seriously? So if you are so filled with logic and science then please enlighten us about the chances of not getting Covid, as it's changing so quickly, using this amazing vaccine. This vaccine suppose to have no side effects and only 2 weeks after taking it there are multiple side effects reported all over the world. Science... People are so one sided that science looks like NEW RELIGION Removed
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Can you explain how your imaginary friend helps then. Science is fact, religion is fake
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21/12/2020 12:18:20 30 3
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You just don't understand science, and it is not our job to educate you.
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Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving
And revolving at nine hundred miles an hour
That's orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it's reckoned
A sun that is the source of all our power
The sun and you and me and all the stars that we can see
Are moving at a million miles a day
In an outer spiral arm, at forty thousand miles an hour
Of the galaxy we call the 'milky way'
I guess we know how many "flat-earther's" are currently viewing the BBC website via the number of thumbs down your post gets - at least we can let the care home know where they are. Removed
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Flat earthers
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I pray for your faith. Do not rely on man. God holds the future
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Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving
And revolving at nine hundred miles an hour
That's orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it's reckoned
A sun that is the source of all our power
The sun and you and me and all the stars that we can see
Are moving at a million miles a day
In an outer spiral arm, at forty thousand miles an hour
Of the galaxy we call the 'milky way'
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I pray for your faith. Do not rely on man. God holds the future
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21/12/2020 17:09:26 2 64
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evidence?
What, that you are an idiot? Removed
‘The UK will thrive mightily without a deal’ says the PM. He doesn’t however explain why he is therefore still pursuing a deal and why if he fails, we will thrive when we’re out in the cold with no deal negotiated!
The problem is that nobody believes what he says any more. He is, as PM, not fit for purpose.
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21/12/2020 13:45:56 1 64
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Seriously? So please tell us about the chances of not getting Covid as it's changing so quickly, using this amazing vaccine. This vaccine suppose to have no side effects and only 2 weeks after taking it there are multiple side effects reported all over the world. Science... People are so one sided nowadays that science looks like New Religion without anyone to blame if something goes wrong...
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21/12/2020 20:35:27 1 3
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Last night I looked at them with my camera. A Wonder to behold. I believe in Astrology and surprises me how the position of the planets coincide with events happening here. I really wish Science would start considering it instead of disregarding this a pseudscience. Newton, Galileo, Kepler, Carl Jung, all men os science and all believed in Astrology .
It is written in the stars !! . Actually, on any starry night if you could draw lines between your own selection of stars you could write the word BULLSHIT. Removed
BBC - Extreme liberal secular atheistic organisation, it must absolutely stick in their gullets even to mention anything Christian related!......Feel free to censor Moderator, it’s the liberal way. Removed
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21/12/2020 21:35:20 2 1
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mo1002, you can't be extreme and liberal at the same time. Look the words up in a dictionary please.
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21/12/2020 17:46:25 28 7
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A ugly and blasphemous film. 0/10. Anyway Merry Christmas from all the lads (and lasses) of the Peoples Front of Judea.
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21/12/2020 14:14:03 48 3
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Lovely and clear in Cambodia tonight, been watching them getting closer all week.
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21/12/2020 17:26:57 82 7
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Donald trump has arranged for this tremendous Stella event. It will easily be the most biglyest event ever, all because of him. He knows the most about these types of things, unless he doesn’t.

If that’s the case then this will be a rigged alignment, caused by the Chinese.
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Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving
And revolving at nine hundred miles an hour
That's orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it's reckoned
A sun that is the source of all our power
The sun and you and me and all the stars that we can see
Are moving at a million miles a day
In an outer spiral arm, at forty thousand miles an hour
Of the galaxy we call the 'milky way'
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21/12/2020 10:55:08 124 21
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Clearly a sign from god. Or possibly Elvis.
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21/12/2020 18:08:50 2 29
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Good point. For all those for whom science is the Omniscient, remember that most of science in this area is theoretical. You can downvote all you want, but that does not change the fact that most of what you are disagreeing with is conjectural science and not established fact. The reason for this is that we cannot observe or measure these things, only relying on best guesses. Don't be arrogant.
Gibbering idiot, probably believe in sky fairies though right? Removed