If God made the Earth in 6 days...

Reply Sun 9 Aug, 2015 10:41 am
Ever wonder how if it took God 6 days to make planet Earth (and let's give God the benefit of the doubt and include the entire solar system,) how old the universe would be if each solar system took 6 days? I did. Long story short, over a quintillion years. Unfortunately for God, the whole universe is only about 13.5 billion years (million, billion, trillion, quadrillion, quintillion for reference.)

For number nerds like myself:

328,767,123,287,671,232,876 years

328 quintillion years to make all the stars and planets in the known universe. Astronomers best guess is the universe is 13.4 billion years old (13,400,000,000)


100 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy

100 billion galaxies in the known universe

Average of 2 planets per star. Excluding planets not orbiting stars which astronomers believe exceeds those in orbit.

6 days to create the solar system we reside in.

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Reply Sun 9 Aug, 2015 11:05 am
God made the entire Universe in 6 days (not just the Solar System).

Factually, all of the other stars were made on the fourth day.
Reply Sun 9 Aug, 2015 11:19 am
And God was 'standing' where when he made the universe? Smile

A literal reading of Bereishit revelas it took 3 days for the planet Earth only. So if you redo the equation instead of 328 quintillion years it only took 164 quintillion. Smile

Only way around the math is to claim Genesis describes creation of the entire universe as you did. But that invovles a static universe. Our universe is still expanding even this moment. So obviously God couldn't have created th universe all at once.
Reply Sun 9 Aug, 2015 11:25 am
God wasn't standing anywhere. She was sitting on the comfy chair in her study.
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Reply Sun 9 Aug, 2015 11:41 am
Dear Sir/Madam,

If you are familiar with the precursor to the Book of Genesis, you would know that you are in fact counting backwards.

You can also use a for loop with the range( ) function to count backwards.

The function range( ) is called with three arguments:

The first argument is a start number of 5.
The second argument is an end number of 0 (it will count down to but not include 0)

The third argument is a step of -1 a (it adds – 1 to the start number each time round the loop, which is the same as saying subtract 1 each time round the loop).

God did in fact take six days to create all, such was his love and care for human kind. All the other barren lands took no time at all, because before their creation there was no time. Time started with the Big Bang and God continues to expand his relm.

As Confucius said, “Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.”

Please God be merciful towards the blasphemers and save the virgins for me… Thank you.

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Reply Sun 9 Aug, 2015 05:19 pm
If God made the Earth in 6 days...
He didn't.
The Hebrew word used in Genesis for 'day' is 'yom', meaning only an unspecified period of time, as in 'my grandfather's day'. And, since the seventh day has not been recorded as having ended, we can be certain that considerably more than 24 hours were involved.

Additionally, Genesis 2:4 lumps the first 6 days into 1, further proof that we are not considering 24 hour periods.
Reply Mon 10 Aug, 2015 07:25 am
Well, a "day" relative to an Earth in the middle of being created (not rotating on its axis, orbiting the Sun, etc.) would be fairly meaningless. Would only be about 24 hours long if it was rotating and orbiting the Sun.

Another possibility is allowing that God was moving at relativistic velocities and taking advantage of time dilation. So a "day" at relativistic velocity could be quite a bit longer. Smile

A cosmologist says the early universe was expanding at about 10,000 times the speed of light (because of Inflation.) So maybe God was warping space during the creation of our solar system and a day in warped space is considerably longer than it is to us now. If we're allowing for gods, why the hll not? Smile
Reply Mon 10 Aug, 2015 09:37 am
Whatever pops your cork.
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Reply Mon 10 Aug, 2015 04:29 pm
Some religions interpret the Genesis story to mean that humans have been around for about 6,000 years.
Reply Wed 12 Aug, 2015 08:07 am
On the Jewish calender it's the year 5766 I think. Tried post-dating checks with it but it doesn't work. Wink
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The Anointed
Reply Thu 29 Jul, 2021 12:21 am
“According to the ancients, we live in an eternal oscillating universe that expands outward and contracts back to its beginning in space time. A universe that exists in the two states of seemingly visible matter and invisible energy.”

“Universe after universe is like an interminable succession of wheels forever coming into view, forever rolling onwards, disappearing and reappearing; forever passing from being too non-being, and again from non-being to being. In short, the constant revolving of the wheel of life in one eternal cycle, according to fixed and immutable laws, is perhaps after all, the sum and substance of the philosophy of Buddhism. And this eternal wheel has so to speak, six spokes representing six forms of existence.” ---- Mon. Williams, Buddhism, pp. 229, 122.

The days and nights of Brahma are called Manvantara, or the cycle of manifestation, ‘The Great Day,’ which is a period of universal activity, that is preceded, and also followed by ‘Pralaya,’ a dark period, which to our finite minds would seem as an eternity, or but a moment in time.

‘Manvantara,’ is a creative day, a period of universal activity of light and life, as seen in the six days of creation in Genesis. ‘Pralaya,’ is the evening that proceeds the next creative day, and is seen as the period of rest for the “GREAT THOUGHT’. The six periods of Creation and the seventh day of rest in which we now exist are referred to in the book of Genesis 2: 4; as the “GENERATIONS OF THE UNIVERSE.”

The English word “Generation,” is translated from the Hebrew “toledoth,” which is used in the Old Testament in every instance as ‘births,’ or ‘descendants,’ such as “These are the generations of Adam,” or “these are the generations of Abraham, and Genesis 2: 4; it is written concerning the six days of creation; “These are the generations of the Universe or the heavens and earth, etc.” And the ‘Great Day’ in which the seven generations of the universe are eternally repeated, is the eternal cosmic period, or the eighth eternal day in which those who attain to perfection, are allowed to enter, where they shall be surrounded by great light and they shall experience eternal peace, while those who do not attain to perfection are cast back into the refining fires of the seven physical cycles of endless rebirths that perpetually revolve within the eighth eternal cosmic cycle.

Enoch the righteous, wrote that God created an ‘EIGHTH’ day also, so that it should be the first after his works, and it is a day eternal with neither hours, days, weeks, months or years, for all time is stuck together in one aeon, etc, etc, and all who enter into the generation of the Light beings, are able to visit all those worlds that still exist in Space-Time, but not in our time.

A series of worlds following one upon the other-- each world rising a step higher than the previous world, so that every later world brings to ripeness the seeds that were imbedded in the former, and itself then prepares the seed for the universe that will follow it.
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Reply Sun 5 Sep, 2021 11:25 am
Only in Churchianity did God make the earth in 24-hour days.
NOT the Bible.
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