Take a look at this image – it’s estimated that there are 200-400 billion stars in our Milky Way galaxy alone and that there are billions of other galaxies, at least. Many of these trillions of stars likely possess inhabitable planets.

Does anyone intelligent really believe that a “God of the cosmos” who created such an astounding universe is accurately depicted in the Bible and Koran? In the Old Testament, “the Lord of the universe” is portrayed as holding regular meetings in a tent in the Sinai desert with Moses and his brother. Did the Creator really take time out from these countless galaxies and worlds in order to become a human being and meet repeatedly with the Israelites in their tents of camel hair?

It’s time to end this ludicrous and megalomaniacal perception. I feel like I live on a planet of retardation and hillbillies.

Milky Way center (Image: ScienceBlogs.com/NatGeo)

“A one-planet deity has for me little appeal.”

Harlow Shipley

“The density of matter in the Universe is only 20 drops of water in a billion cubic miles. That’s all the creation the good Lord’s come up with, and it’s no big thing.”

John Dobson, Astronomer

“Recently I heard a religious group discussing this and one of them said if ever space travel became a possibility they would carry the Gospel message to the other planets–some of which may be billions of years in advance of us. What would the beings there think of it? Would they not be surprised to learn that the mother of their Creator was a Jewish girl by the name of Mary, and that their world was created by her Son saying Let it be? No, if ever we go visiting cosmically we had better leave our provincialisms at home.”

Lloyd Graham, Deceptions and Myths of the Bible

“And pray that there’s intelligent life somewhere up in space, ‘cuz there’s bugger all down here on earth.”

“Monty Python’s Meaning of Life”

Further Reading

Does the Cosmos Know the Pope Exists?