WE present to you, dear reader, some excerpts from BOOK REVIEWS – The Astronomy Book, which appears at a website named 4th Day Alliance: The Heavens Declare the Glory of God. Their About Us page says:
The 4th Day Alliance is a non-profit religious organization dedicated to proclaiming the Glory of God through astronomy.
FIVE POINTS IN THE ARTICLES OF FAITH:
1. We Believe that the God of the Bible created the universe and all that is in it.
2. We believe that God created all things in six days as recorded in Genesis chapter one.
3. We believe that the host of heaven were created on the 4th day.
4. We believe that the celestial objects were created for signs, seasons, days, and years.
5. We believe that the branch of study commonly called astronomy, which endeavors to learn about the heavens, should be used for the glory of God.
Point two of their Articles of Faith indicates that they’re a creationist group, so this is an appropriate source for our Creationist Wisdom series. (We acknowledge the work of our operative in Maine who brought this item to our attention.)
We won’t copy too much from the 4th Day Alliance website — just enough to give you an idea about the book being reviewed. You can click over there to read it all. Then you can buy the book. After that, you’ll probably want to join the Flat Earth Society.
Okay, enough introduction. Here we go, with bold font added by us. The parenthetical material is commentary by the reviewer, not your Curmudgeon.
This book is written from a God created viewpoint (which I agree with) and not an evolutionary one. I will say that it’s a little out of date – the pictures need to be updated – and it also reflects Pluto is still a planet. I know that is a topic that some will never agree with, but it is still one that, in my opinion, should be mentioned.
Why are creationists so dedicated to Pluto? Well, let’s read on:
I also do not agree that the sun is a star, which the author seems to believe. Genesis 1:16 says: “And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.” If the sun were a star, wouldn’t God have said something different? I guess we’ll find out one of these days.
Now you know the truth, dear reader. Your teachers have all lied to you. The sun is not a star! One more excerpt:
Of interest was the topic of constellations and how that most cultures recognize the same constellations as we do and that maybe it all started at the tower of Babel when all the people of the earth were in the same place. That makes a lot of sense, otherwise, why would so many people refer to the same stars as the same name that we do?
This is exciting stuff! You have learned that’s there’s more to creationism than you ever realized. Now then, go forth, wiser than before.
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