conversation with a JW about the sun
@ _Morpheus, thanks for the perspective. I didn't really think about the logic to my SciFi thinking. I am a nerd after all, even as a JW. I'm now an atheist so my previous "god did it" and "got can do anything" views give me face-palm.
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Well, honestly, if you buy the concept of an almighty god then your view was scientific and consistent :)
but im with you, the sky daddy thing is embarassing at this point but all religions share it.
Who is webster in this day and age. Remember Funk and Wegner.
The Sun will ''relatively cool'' to a temperature of what it is now, not for at least 2 Billion years. At that time the outer layers will expand consuming the inner planets Mercury and Venus and probably expand to the orbit of the Earth, consuming it too.
When I learned this through documentaries and School, this was a concept which I could not absorb mentally and I struggled with it. If the Earth and Sun were meant to last forever, then how come the life of a star like our Sun would grow to a red giant and likely consume out to Earth!!
A paradise Earth with a star supplying ''endless'' sunlight for time indefinite, well, to put it simply the scientific fact was a head-on-collision with the JW theology of a ''paradise forever''.
This is where ''thinking''' people use their minds and investigate their doubts
JW: But God didn't make it that way, it's firmly established to time indefinite. It's not like the sun is a regular star. Who gave them that right to decide?
Stay in school, kids. Stay. In. School.
I should have known better :
When I first started studying the brother didn`t know the difference between astronomy and Astrology I had to spell it out to him .
And I still became a JW.
JWs are the 8 or so million earthlings who can't accept mortality, essentially
"You will NOT challenge my superstitions with your science and logic!"
Talking to a JWS about astrophysics is like talking to a brick wall.
......and yes are sun will eventfully explode into a black hole like all other stars, in another billion years mind you