Published: Saturday, Jan. 11 2014 10:27 p.m. MST
God has 3 fingers and a thumb, so clearly, it was The Simpsons created in his
An optical illusion. As an LDS I believe God's hand looks like yours and
It's a Rorschach test; you see in it exactly what you want to.
"NASA has labeled the image, which has been likened to an X-ray of a hand,
the “Hand of God,” USA Today reported."I'm a
believer in science and I'm a believer in religion, but I can't
believe that NASA would call this image the "Hand of God". NASA should
help educate the public about science, not trigger articles like this one."'We don't know if the hand shape is an optical
illusion,' said Hongjun An of McGill University in Montreal, Canada,
according to USA Today."Another unbelievable statement. Do they
think it might really be a hand?
That is very cool. Now THAT is a "god" in which I can believe - a mere
symbolic interpretation of astronomical events. Nice image.
"BBC News reported that a black hole is inching closer to a giant gas cloud.
If they collide, which is likely to happen in the spring, there could be
something for everyone to see, BBC News said."---------------"Inching closer", when used in the context of a galactic scale, is an
awfully strange use of the term. Even the idea that the even horizon of
something like this is within a few months is a bit jarring.I
suppose it's all appropriate within an article that shows people
associating, however loosely, the configuration of cosmic dust to "the hand
of God". :o)
People who don't believe in God, have no reference here so they will just
refer it to randomness and they are right because it is subject to their
"Seeing what they want to see", it is how they explain things. For those
who believe in God, they will find symbolism and beauty, which makes life much
I see a nebula of gas. It's like that old ink blob
test.Subjective to the beholder.BTW - I don't think Moses
spoke to God face to Nebula.
Uncle Rico,Since when do religious believers have the copyright and
patent on beauty, symbolism, meaning and happiness?When will the
arrogance of religion humble itself?
@RanchhandIn The Simpsons, God and Jesus actually have five fingers; they
are the only characters that do. Fun fact.
@ ScientistMy opinions have been based largely on the demeanor and
content of your repeated comments.
Despite the anti-religious snarky comments, I think that it is a neat picture,
and it does sort of resemble a hand...as to whose hand it might be? Well,
I'll let you decide.
@Uncle RicoMy experience has been the opposite of yours. Once I
shed the artificial filters of religion and began to educate myself about
reality, I became filled with the wonder and beauty of nature and the cosmos.
For the first time in my life I felt a sense of belonging. Incredible,
incredible experience that does not fail to thrill me.
Well, NASA must have it's information wrong because they "claim" it
is from a nova 17,000 years ago. But, we all know the universe is only about
6,000 years old. Right?
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