I just finished watching a show on the Discovery Science channel, the show was about the mission in 2009 to fix the Hubble telescope and to replace the cameras on it, the show was called "Mission critical: Hubble" if any of you wanted to check it out.

 

The show began and the shuttle launched. The astronauts had a camera so they can document of course, but the man who was the most in front of this camera had a floating cross necklace, which took my attention and made me think and ask. HOW can an astronaut, working on a device that falsified the bible's claims, believe in God? 

 

Okay, maybe some believe that a God started the big bang and let the universe work on its own. Although there is no evidence for that claim but it can be understandable, compared to the belief in a biblical God, who has a book that says the universe is 6,000-10,000 years old, which is what that astronaut believes in. 

 

Then I decided to stop thinking and enjoy the show. They showed a problem the astronauts had in installing a new device instead of the old one on Hubble. They managed to do so after some time, and when both astronauts returned to the shuttle, the religious one told the camera about the difficult time they had at first, then he happily says they finally did their job and shouts "There is a God!" and just dismisses the hard work him and his partner did!! I laughed and started thinking again asking the same question, how can he believe? 

 

 

That also made me notice things in this channel's shows, they talk about evolution and the big bang but they also use words and phrases like "creatures", "the moment of creation" and "how the universe was made", and made me wonder about the view of the Discovery Network channels, does anyone know? Is it just a language to just explain or is it words of just believers? English is not my native language. 

 

 

Sorry for my long blog, and I wish you a Happy New Year! :)

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Comment by Ben on January 2, 2011 at 2:57am

That also made me notice things in this channel's shows, they talk about evolution and the big bang but they also use words and phrases like "creatures", "the moment of creation" and "how the universe was made", and made me wonder about the view of the Discovery Network channels,
does anyone know? Is it just a language to just explain or is it words
of just believers? English is not my native language.

 

I think this is just because of the pervasiveness of religion in this country. It may not be by accident because it is playing to the christian demographic.

Comment by Sadly 'M' iCantSay on January 2, 2011 at 3:09pm

@ Ben & Neal... Yea maybe you're right. It got mixed up in my mind with the "discovery institute", the people behind intelligent design(fake science).

 

@ Jean... Yes some of them didn't lose their god, but working on the thing that proved their god wrong! That I can't understand!! 

And he gives the credit of the succession of their mission to god, so he really thinks about god. Maybe he's faking it but why would he if no one else brought up the god subject!? 

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