Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Zombiegeddon and the Minor Prophets

I too have been working my way through the Minor Prophets one by one in one stretch. I assume that since I told mom about this a while back, she let it slip to my little brother, and he is emulating me, which is great. I am about half way through Malachi, and then I have to go back and hit Amos. After that , I will have read and studied them all.

Last month, another blog gave an update on the status of preparation for the coming Zombiegeddon. One of my guilty pleasures just so happens to be Zombie stories, so I enjoyed that post.

God has promised that He will not destroy the world by flood again, but what about a zombie apocalypse? I submit for your consideration Zechariah 14:12-13:

12 And the LORD will send a plague on all the nations that fought against Jerusalem. Their people will become like walking corpses, their flesh rotting away. Their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths. 13 On that day they will be terrified, stricken by the LORD with great panic. They will fight their neighbors hand to hand.

I do my daily reading from the New Living Translation. I keep on hand to cross check certain passages which seem a little out there, but for the most part it is all good. To be fair, the NLT is the only one that uses anything synonymous to 'walking corpses'. Even the NLT cross reference to Leviticus 26:16 does not mention walking corpses.

It could just be referring to some kind of rage inducing Ebola and necrotizing fasciitis hybrid, and it really sounds like what happened near the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark, but I like to think that one day we will get a good old fashioned zombie shoot out.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Einstein Scooped By God

In my current daily scripture readings, I'm going through the minor prophets (which I've always felt are good to do all at once, sort of like pulling off a band-aid -- I kid, I kid). Anywho, I finished up Habakkuk this morning, and came across this little gem:
The sun and moon stood still in their place
at the light of your arrows as they sped,
at the flash of your glittering spear.
Habakkuk 3:11 (ESV)
The "your" in this case, of course, is God. Anywho, of what does that sound like a description to you? Light... speeding. Physical objects, relative to the speeding of said light... standing still. Hmmm... did God, through His prophet Habakkuk (which, incidentally, I will name my fourth male child, should I have one) give us an inkling about Special Relativity, which implies, inter alia, that when an object approaches the speed of light, time "slows down" for that object relative to the non-moving object, such that, ultimately, time would stand still for the speeding object, relative to the non-moving objects?

Okay, I'm probably stretching things, and I've taken the single verse WAY out of context, but still, it's a fun thought.