There is a religious group that been around since the
1800's that's made a specialty of only groveling to Biblegod on one certain day
of the week: Saturday1. In fact, they think that to the Lord God
Almighty, this is just about THE most important issue in the whole
universe. Anyway, me being the evil Atheist that I am, some questions came to my
IF an asteroid were to hit the earth and speed up its
rotation to the point where each day would be equal to 60 seconds, would
the Seventh Day Adventists who were able to hold on and not get slung into
outer space be looking for a place to grovel every seven minutes??? "Oh
damn! My timer went off again, out of my way!!! Gotta grovel!!!"
The actual rotation of the earth slows down2
every year. If the world was "created" 6,000 years ago, or 4 billion years
ago, the length of days, and thus also the weeks, may have changed
drastically from what it was originally. Given that, shouldn't Adventists
be using whatever increment of time was valid WHEN these "days" were
originally set up??? Maybe they should be groveling every 5.3417655 days,
rather than every 7 days??? Have they thought about this???
Eventually we will have colonies living on the moon.
A full day cycle on the moon is equal to about 30 day cycles on the earth.
Therefore, one week on the moon would be equal to about 210 days on the
earth. Given that, would Adventists living on the moon be groveling
according to MOON days (once about every seven earth months) or Earth days
(about 4 times a month)???
Some planets in the Universe may not rotate at
all- the same face is presented to the sun at all times, much like the
moon does to Earth. Given a situation like that, the "Seventh Day
Adventists" would be waiting forEVER for the "seventh" day to come round.
Would Adventists refuse, for religious reasons, to ever live on such a
planet? Would they live there, but use Earth's calendar? And how many
generations would put up with this burden, before declaring independence
from the "old world" way of things???
What about Eskimo Adventists that live above the
artic circle where one "day" lasts for about four months??? Do they only
grovel on the SEVENTH of their days???
The problem with alot of religions, this one included, is that it was
designed and built in a time when such questions were not a part of the world
view. How could anyone expect a local desert deity from the Middle East to be
knowledgeable about rotational cycles of planets they never even knew existed?
Obviously, IF Biblegod really were "all knowing" this would have been
anticipated, with the obvious conclusion being that Biblegod DID NOT anticipate
this, therefore he's not what they claim for him: all-knowing.
1) The beneficent
Creator, after the six days of Creation, rested on the seventh day and
instituted the Sabbath for all people as a memorial of Creation. The fourth
commandment of God's unchangeable law requires the observance of this
seventh-day Sabbath as the day of rest, worship, and ministry in harmony with
the teaching and practice of Jesus, the Lord of the Sabbath. The Sabbath is a
day of delightful communion with God and one another. It is a symbol of our
redemption in Christ, a sign of our sanctification, a token of our allegiance,
and a foretaste of our eternal future in God's kingdom. The Sabbath is God's
perpetual sign of His eternal covenant between Him and His people. Joyful
observance of this holy time from evening to evening,
sunset to sunset, is a celebration of God's creative and redemptive
acts. (from their own website under "What We Believe",
2) U.S. Naval Observatory,
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