Monday, April 13, 2009
Maybe I'll celebrate Easter Monday tonight ...
Assuming a steady Ascencion rate of 7 mph, the Lord wouldn't even be out of our solar system yet. He'd be just less than 2.5 million miles out. Not even to Jupiter.
With that calculation in mind then we need to examine the various "Voyager" photographs that looked back towards earth as they left the solar system.
That also gets around the problem of accelerating so fast from a stand-still that Jesus squishes himself with G-forces, which would sort of make the whole crucifixion a bit pointless.
That's all assuming that Jesus doesn't have some sort of fancy faster than light travel. Given that he's already broken one natural law via resurrection, I suppose he can probably break the speed of light limit somehow too.
(BTW, I've always assumed much of the 40 days was taken up by him having to listen to massive amounts of guilt from his Jewish mother. "No, no ... you go off and get crucified, then just show up again. You don't call. You don't write. Don't worry about me, I'll be fine. Do as you please, you will anyway. Now eat something, look at you, you look oysgedart. Oi, gevald!"
The physics of the Rapture have always bothered me.
The high altitude pressure suit was invented by a one eyed Oklahoma oil field roustabout with a criminal record. Guess he may have opened the door to heaven so to speak.