Solar Flares + Western Theology

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In American culture, science and Western theology have been cast as opposing forces. To believe in one, had meant rejection of the other. Fast forward to motion pictures, Contact (1997), Signs (2002) and Knowing (2009), each had mixed together these different subjects. In Knowing, solar activity has washed the Earth in escalating disaster. The plot’s imagery had invoked reference to the Biblical passage of Revelation 20:15 – “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” In the finale, star Nicolas Cage had found an answer to the pattern of events concluding with an epiphany. Knowing had spoken to the common ground between faith and science versus their mutual exclusivity.

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The passage Matthew 5:5 “Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.” has a different meaning when measuring against the Solar Storm of 1859. H2 channel’s Ancient Aliens depiction of Solar Storm of 1859, had led to thoughtful review of the precarious relationship between electricity and civilization. Without power for technology, a similiar solar event has the potential to reset contemporary society. In this environmental realignment, agrarian cultures and those choosing this lifestyle have the opportunity for equity against those rooted in today’s urban areas. A point to consider has been man’s over reliance on technology leading to human development issues like the following, Digital Dementia On The Rise In South Korea; Childhood Internet Addiction Must Be Addressed, Experts Say. Even the Catholic Church has made unprecedented overtures over the past few years considering the impact of alien life on salvation. In the end, this conversation has been about considering possibilities in convergence.

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More Images Available from Nasa’s Solar Dynamics Observatory
http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/main/

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