Maybe those 21 May 2011 “End of the World” folks were right, and only their tiny universe disappeared? Jim Walker writes on NoBeliefs.com:
Incredible as it may seem, many Christians today believe that a god created the universe approximately 6000 years ago. That means that everything in it, planets, stars, moons, comets, and even light itself, must have originated at the time (or after) the Great Creation.
Consider that no energy or matter in the universe can travel faster than the speed of light. If you take the speed-of-light back in time 6000 years to the point of the alleged Creation, you get a spherical radius of only around 6000 light-years. This means that a 12,000 diameter light-year bubble represents everything that could possibly happen or exist within the time range of Christian chronology. Consider that the entire Christian universe cannot measure larger than a single average galaxy in the known universe! The miniscule Christian universe would sit as a tiny dwarf within a single galaxy such as the Andromeda galaxy (shown above). Astronomers estimate that hundreds of billions of galaxies exist in the universe. Each of these galaxies could contain hundreds of Christian-sized universes!
And even here I have presented an extremely generous sized Christian universe. In actuality, Dark Aged Christendom held on to only one world. Not a world but the world; not an earth but the Earth. Remember that the Church long held to the belief that the stars revolved around the Earth, the only world they knew. Not until long after Galileo did we demote the earth to just one world among trillions. Once you have our earth orbiting around the sun, it no longer holds a special place in the universe, and we now know our sun exists as a sun, just one among trillions of other suns.
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