Friday, April 29, 2016

"is not this the Christ?" - Teaching About Transparency


Teaching About Transparency

Glass is transparent, which means it allows light to pass it.

There are two reasons why glass is transparent.  First glass has an amorphous body, which means that glass does not consist of crystallization.  However metals, stones, and most types of material include  crystalline bodies.  Most of substances consist of two or more crystalline bodies.  Incoming light is scattered at borders between two crystalline parts in such a substance.  On the other hand, glass does not contain crystalline bodies like liquid.

(Diamond and quartz are made of single crystalline body, so that they can be transparent.)

Second, glass consists of silicon dioxides that do not absorb visible light rays.  Incoming light to metal, a stone, or an ordinary substance surly hits an electron of an atom included in such a substance.  Energy of the electron is increased when light hits the electron.  But in most cases, the electron soon decreases its energy by discharging light whose wavelength is pre-determined and different than that of the incoming light.  This discharged light is observed as reflected light to human eyes.  If electrons of a substance energized by incoming light discharge only green light, it looks green to our eyes no matter if it is exposed to natural light.

So, in most cases, a substance cannot be transparent.  But electrons of atoms composing a silicon dioxide molecule energized by incoming visible light discharge light with the same wavelength as that of the incoming visible light. If light hits an electron of a silicon dioxide molecule, the electron increases its energy but it soon discharges the light with the same wavelength to return to the original energy level, which means that virtually silicon dioxides composing glass do not absorb or retain incoming light.  But, visible light is passed from one electron to another till it gets through the glass, though the propagation velocity of light through glass becomes slower.

In this way glass consisting of silicon dioxides is transparent, since it does not include crystalline parts, like liquid, and electrons included in atoms of its constituent silicon dioxides do not absorb and retain energy of visible light but relay it from one electron to another.

If a man has ability to see though minds of others, his ability must be like glass.  Or, if a man has a mind like glass, he must be able to see truth of others.

Little children have a mind that is not crystallized yet and that does not include desire that obstacle straight propagation of truth.  So, they can be taught well by God or angels.

Anyway, it is a miracle that some substances or some molecules and atoms in this world can be transparent to visible light.  It must be extremely difficult to design silicon dioxides, diamond, and other molecules to become transparent at the beginning of the universe.

And, of course, if wave lengths of visible light for living things on the earth are different from the current ones, glass must look opaque even to the our eyes.

This is how minds of little children are different from grown-ups.  And that is why Christ Jesus said that unless we become like little children, we cannot enter the Kingdom of God where truth is transparent.

         Crystalline Body                                       Amorphous Glass

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Joh 4:27 And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her?
Joh 4:28 The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men,
Joh 4:29 Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?

Thursday, April 28, 2016

"For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus" - Another Miracle in the Air

A Tokyo Railway Station

Another Miracle in the Air

The concentration of oxygen in the air is about 21%.

But if it is reduced to 18%, some person may have a headache.  If it is reduced to 12%, most person feel faint and nauseous.  If the concentration of oxygen in the air is decreased to 10%, people will lose consciousness.  At 8%, people will die in 6 to 8 minutes.  At 6%, people will die in 6 minutes.

But if concentration of oxygen in the air is higher or 60% or more, oxygen will damage the human body.  So, in the medical care, oxygen at 50% concentration is provided for a patient who needs more oxygen only for 48 hours; 100% concentration oxygen only for 6 hours.

If the concentration of oxygen in the air is 35% or more, forests would break into spontaneous flames.

When living things invaded into the land from the sea 4.2 billion years ago, the oxygen concentration in the air was 10 to 14%.  In Carboniferous period 300 million years ago when fern was prevailing, it was 30 to 35%.  In 190 million years ago when dinosaurs got dominant, it was 15 to 22%.  Today, we live in the air with 21% Oxygen concentration.

However, it is unknown why it is now 21%.  And though it seems that the oxygen concentration in the air on the earth has been between 13% to 35% throughout the history of the earth, the reason why the oxygen level has been kept in  the range is unknown.

So, if any other planets in the universe have physical conditions suitable for emergence of living things and evolution of life to higher forms of life, there is no assurance that they can have suitable concentration of oxygen for man-like living things.

So, by chance, the oxygen concentration in the air on the earth has been suitable for evolution of living things to the human species.

This is another miracle that tells intervention of God to the nature on the earth for the purpose of creation of the mankind.

It is a miracle, since we cannot scientifically explain why the oxygen concentration today is about 21%, so suitable for human beings.

O2 build-up in the Earth's atmosphere. Red and green lines represent the range of the estimates while time is measured in billions of years ago (Ga).
Stage 1 (3.85–2.45 Ga): Practically no O2 in the atmosphere.
Stage 2 (2.45–1.85 Ga): O2 produced, but absorbed in oceans & seabed rock.
Stage 3 (1.85–0.85 Ga): O2 starts to gas out of the oceans, but is absorbed by land surfaces and formation of ozone layer.
Stages 4 & 5 (0.85 Ga–present): O2 sinks filled, the gas accumulates.

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Act 4:26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.
Act 4:27 For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,
Act 4:28 For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

"So is the kingdom of God" - How to Understand Christ Jesus

In a Tokyo Station

How to Understand Christ Jesus

If there is really Heaven and the hell, how does this world look from Heaven or the hell?

To understand Christ Jesus, we have to assume that there is God who created this universe and who is in Heaven.  And God created the human beings and loves them.  In addition, God wants human beings to love Him.  It means that God wants human beings to be good to others or love lives of others.

As human beings came to make wars and  enslave and exploit the defeated without love to them, God decided to correct the behaviors of the mankind by sending His Son to the human world 2000 years ago.  Indeed, Romans occupied large areas around the Mediterranean with advanced military and social systems at the time.  And the major industry of Romans that was the main resource of their wealth was military campaigns.  Bloody and cruel rule was ever growing.  It had to be changed for the future of mankind.  So, God sent His Son to Palestine under rule of the Roman Empire 2000 years ago.

If we accept this scenario, we can understand Christ Jesus.  But if we don't admit that there is God who created this universe and who sent His Son Christ Jesus to the human world to save the mankind from the bloody and cruel situation, we can't understand Christ Jesus.

If we don't believe in God, Christ Jesus was just a failed person of religion.  Though He preached something interesting and performed a kind of miracles, He was captured and executed by His enemies and Roman soldiers like a helpless man.  Christ Jesus was just a strange religious figure, and there is no need for us to understand him.   Christianity happened to be established based on unique teachings and ideologies, but it was a simple success story of a religious body.  There is no God, and Christ Jesus could not be or did not have to be the Son of God.  This is how we would think about Christ Jesus if we don't believe in God.

But, again, if believe in God, we can better understand Christ Jesus.

But still we cannot understand God.  However, if we don't believe in existence of God, we will not try to understand God.  Yet, even if believe in God, we cannot easily understand Him.

So, the degree of our understanding of God might tell how much we are advanced intellectually and spiritually.

In this context, the modern human civilization has not contributed much to our true advancement.

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Mar 4:26 And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;
Mar 4:27 And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

"many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias" - Simple Elements Composing this Complicated World


Simple Elements Composing this Complicated World

What is seen is made of what cannot be seen as the Bible tells.

Even every material thing around us is made of only protons, neutrons, and electrons.  Every plant, animal, mineral, gas, and industrial product is made of only protons, neutrons, and electrons in addition to the effect of light.  And we cannot see protons, neutrons, and electrons, because their diameter is less than 1/10^15 meters (0.00000000000001 meters).

Actually what we can see around us in our daily lives consists of only four elements:  protons, neutrons, electrons, and light.  Every tree, grass, stone, chemical product, metal product, plastic product, piece of clothes and devices are made of only four elements.  All the smart phones, TV sets, cars, roads, buildings, jet planes, the moon, the sun, stars, etc. are made of these four elements.

Then our mind work might consists of only several elements: love, hate, pride, and the sense of superiority.

No matter how complex a man looks, what makes his feeling, motives, and will might consist of only several elements such as love, hate, pride, and the sense of superiority.  Especially love can be divided into love to God or love to oneself that leads to selfish desire.

It is well known that any crimes can be categorized into those caused by desire for money, hate for others, lust of the flesh, and love of possession.

Put simply, ultimately a man seems to be motivated by love to God or hate for God.  And, every incident in the human world might be caused by these ultimate factors.

However, we cannot simply see these elements on the faces of others, since people can hide their minds, pretend, and deceive others.

Anyway, remarkably simple and few elements compose this complicated world inside and outside the human minds.

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Luk 4:25 But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;
Luk 4:26 But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

"worship the Father in spirit and in truth" - Shakespeare and Betrayal


Shakespeare and Betrayal

According to the Gospels, Christ Jesus was betrayed by one of His disciples: Judas Iscariot.  This story gave a great impact on people of later generations.  One of them was Shakespeare.

A man like Christ Jesus could be even betrayed by one of his followers.  Then any hero could be also betrayed by one of his followers or any inferior figure around him.

If such a situation was viewed from a psychological point of view, it could be a really appealing story.  Shakespeare applied the psychological aspect of the relationship between Christ Jesus and Judas to his dramas, though Christ Jesus was not so emotional as leading figures in Shakespeare's dramas.

Betrayal is one of the key issues for Shakespeare's dramas.  And, Shakespeare must have learnt the fact that any great man such as Christ Jesus could face betrayal by somebody close to Him.  And, it could be a theme for a really appealing drama.

However, it is unknown how much Shakespeare suffered this human tragedy in his real life.  Or it is unknown who Shakespeare betrayed.

Anyway dramas Shakespeare wrote which do not include a scenario of betrayal do not look so successful.

However, the Gospels might be interpreted as a warning to believers that they cannot get rid of betrayal in their lives as Christ Jesus had to face the betrayal by Judas.   Therefore, we have to be always awakened.

Shakespeare was a cautious man, so that he did not write documents other than plays.  Writing was his resource of wealth.  If he had written carelessly any other documents than his plays, somebody might have abused them to cause damage to his reputation.  He did not leave much written evidence about what a man he was, which constituted the mystery about him.

Christ Jesus did not write letters, either.  He might have been afraid that such documentation would have been abused, since possible betrayers were everywhere.

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Joh 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
Joh 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.