Stupid Bible Stories part 159 – The Stars Will Stop Shining


starsJoel 3:12-16 KJV
12 Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.
13 Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great.
14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.
15 The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.
16 The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.

The stars will withdraw their shining…..

This shows a very basic misunderstanding of how the Universe is put together.  Most of the stars we see stopped shining a long time ago.  We’re just seeing the light stream that they made when they were shining.  If one that’s only a million light years away stopped today we wouldn’t notice for a million years.

Then theres that second bit about the heavens and Earth shaking.  OK, Earth does have earthquakes and it does shake.  Outerspace however can’t shake and if it did we wouldn’t notice.


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