Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The Great Pyramids

I read a very interesting article about the Great Pyramids recently. The full text is found on Yahoo News. Basically, though some investigation, some scientists have come to the conclusion that the Great Pyramid in Egypt is not made from limestone blocks quarried, dragged, and carved to the site, but were actually cast (like cement). Apparently however they cast these blocks so well done that it is extremely hard to tell them from natural limestone without the use of a Scanning Electron Microscope. There was even some indication of nanotechnology in the blocks!

Isn't it amazing how a "primitive" culture like the Egyptians 4,000 years ago could have had such technology? How could they have had cement, or the ability to lift such heavy stones so long ago? Honestly, is it really such a mystery that men 4,000 years ago were as smart as we are today, or even smarter? When you assume that we did not evolve, the "mystery" of the pyramids is not nearly as mysterious. I think it is very exciting to see how people really were smart back then. How they really were just as intelligent and human as we are. God gifted mankind with this will to create and learn and build. The Pyramids may not have been made to glorify Him, but they do exemplify how well He created us.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

I'm back... For the Most Part

Wow, it has been a long time since I've written anything! I managed to survive my Junior year, so I should, in theory have a little more free time.

Lately I have been pondering what the purpose of my life is, what my driving force is and should be. The simple answer is that my purpose is the same as every other believer: to bring Glory to God. This simple mandate is the direction to head in, however, I wanted to look into a bit more deeply than a simple phrase so easily sidelined in daily life. When I really looked into it, I had to ask myself what passion the Lord has placed into my heart, and how it fits into His character. While I still don't have a full answer of where I am going or what I should be doing. I have seen so many problems, so much injustice, so much wrong in the society in which I live that I cannot simply ignore it.

There really is so much more to life than simply getting along - just making a living, going to church and little else. There is a real need for the Church of Christ to rouse itself in this country, to begin to not just pray and give money, but to act. God has changed the course of a nation countless times with only a few or even just one devoted servant. There millions of people in America who claim to be Christians, why are we not acting? Why is our society going downhill so quickly? The body of Christ has to take a stand in this country, we have to confront and transform our culture before it is lost.