In the bible, in Mark 13:25, the mythical creature Jesus Christ states that on his return, the stars will fall from the sky. Nothing says scientific ignorance like not understanding what a star is.

Our nearest star is our sun:

  • It's 93 million miles away from Earth.
  • It's 333,000 times the size of our planet.
  • It has a diameter of 865,000 miles.
  • It constitutes 99.5% of the mass of our solar system.
  • It has a surface temperature of 5,600 Celsius
  • It has a core temperature of 15,000,000 Celsius
  • It is a ceaseless mass of nuclear (fusion) actiivty
  • It drives our climate and our weather.
  • Without it, the Earth would be a frozen dirt ball.
  • It throws more heat on our planet per hour than we as a species burn in fossil fuels in a year.
  • It delivers 174 petawatts of solar power to our earth every single day (most of it wasted)

We are in our infancy in the study of a star. How do we examine a big ball of ongoing fusion that lasts for billions of years? To date, we have no idea.

Our galaxy (one of untold millions), called the Milky Way (because of its appearance), contains billions of such stars but we can only see about 10,000 on a very clear night.

We live in the Goldilocks zone (not too far and not too close) of the sun, meaning that if we were 30 million miles closer, the planet Earth would be a burnt cinder and if we lived 30 million miles further away, the Earth would be a frozen iceball.

To suggest that the stars will fall onto the earth is to say that the temperature around here would get sufficiently toasty that all atoms would be reduced to an extremely hot plasma soup of sub-atomic particles. We do not even understand what the highest temperature could be, if there is one.

The maximum hot is called the Planck temperature which is the highest theoretical temperature you can achieve before the temperature starts to cause conventional physics to begin to break down. But this doesn't occur until 1.416785(71)×1032 kelvin so we have a ways before we get to that temperature.

If all the stars fall back onto the earth, we will reach the Planck temperature and Yahweh will have to go back to work to recreate the heavens and the earth in six days.

Mark 13:25 exemplifies religious stupidity and ignorance. The religious crowd believe that the stars are little lights in the sky. Breathtakingly scary!


In another biblical quote, Jesus stated to his followers that many of them would still be alive when he returned. Clearly, there has been a considerable delay. If this jackass doesn't come back in the next millenium, the earth will be a big smoking ball of shit and he will have to expend a considerable amount of godly energy to make the planet livable again..

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