Cosmic Airbursts

What happened in Sodom? Whatever, just blame it on the gays.

Whenever something goes astray, people are quick to believe whatever comes to mind. No rationale is ever given, just lots of righteous indignation and angry rhetoric.

As a college student, I always looked forward to the Spring arrival of one of the Phelps to rail against homosexuality. If you know me, that’s when I insert—pun intended—a phrase about how when you believe something it automatically creates self-reinforcing feelings, thoughts, and actions. Man is whatever he believes, which was Aldous Huxley’s way of saying ‘man reaps what he sows’. I say that we humans sow with our beliefs.

Thanks for science, we now know that God wasn’t likely the entity that caused Sodom to experience fire and brimstone. Turns out that it’s more than likely that Sodom was the result of an airburst.

I loved watching this Jeopardy final question, specifically watching the reigning champion’s face as he grappled with whatever it was that resulted in a wrong answer. I imagined that he couldn’t quite grasp that the story of Sodom had a cosmological basis. The story we read in the Bible is just a story, an interpretation that injects meaning where no meaning is needed. If you really want to ascribe everything to God, then you have to give God credit for creating Earth so that it’s squarely in the hairs of various comets and meteors that carom off of various planets just so. Pretty miraculous, right?

All kidding aside, I actually get nervous each April and November. That’s when the Earth’s orbital path crosses with leftover debris of Comet Encke. It’s called the Taurid Meteor Shower.

The return of Jesus entails throwing Satan into a lake of fire. To me that reads like a cosmic airburst that detonates all of the nuclear weapons planted into the Earth. As the Cosmic Tusk points out, an airburst and a nuclear explosion are indistinguishable from each other. Could it be that the prophecy of the return of Jesus is actually talking about an airburst?

Asking because the Younger Dryas impact may have caused the Great Flood which all ancient texts mention. You’ll recall that God was upset at his creation so He caused it to rain for 40 days and 40 nights.

Okay. God is not to be trusted.

Airbursts happen more frequently than we know. Assuming God created the Universe, then obedience doesn’t prevent meteors and comets from exploding on and above the Earth.

Cosmic airburst created the Atacama Desert. Source: Cosmic Tusk.



Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Peter B.

Objective analysis of claims and incongruities against the rational axiom of how beliefs work.