2 trillion galaxies and religion

We’ve referred to the 2 trillion galaxies a number of times. We don’t know if the number is true but it’s a lot. This produces an estimate of 20,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 planets, give or take. The universe is 14-15 billion years old, give or take, and earth is 4-5 billion years old in current estimates.

So watching the earth and writing a paper on it is a kind of an alien fifth grader’s assignment for most of the universe, if the schools even care. Today, our subject is different. We’ve said we grew up in the old Latin altar boy Catholic tradition, and that a good friend from HBS converted from Judaism to Roman Catholicism, and has quite a lot of evidence from miracles on his side.

Our small thought for today is that in the 20,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 planets, there must be massive numbers of religions that claim exclusivity. Impossible that that’s true, QED. So there must be some kind of resolution.

We also have a problem with the small amount of post Good Friday narrative in the gospels, though the Resurrection of Jesus and hence humans was supposed to be the grand prize from believing, but that’s for another day.

For today, what? Perhaps this: there must be some kind of even grander resolution. If there is a supreme being of the 20,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 planets, grossly contradictory beliefs that make a big deal on the lower level must get ultimately resolved or simply just don’t matter in an afterlife.

Well, we’ll stop with this: if we can make a more informed report in a few years from netherland, we’ll connect with ET and phone home. Stay tuned.

One Response to “2 trillion galaxies and religion”

  1. feeblemind Says:

    re Our small thought for today is that in the 20,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 planets, there must be massive numbers of religions that claim exclusivity. Impossible that that’s true, QED. So there must be some kind of resolution.

    Well . . . there are plenty of religions here on Earth that think they are the only ones going to heaven, so the ‘resolution’ is merely an order of magnitude.

    I can only speculate that when we get to heaven, all the Earthly conflicts and vices will shrink to insignificance and we will wonder why we were ever consumed by such matters?

    BTW . . . while 20 trillion is a truly unfathomable number, I can’t get my feeble mind around the idea of the universe going on forever, without end. And if the universe goes on forever, why stop at 20 trillion? Why not 200, 2000, or 20,000 trillion?

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