Monday, March 13, 2006

Monday March Madness, part 2

It's Monday all ready. How does it always sneak up on me like that?

Peter's going deep today with a thought-provoking mystery. It might be too early in the week to actually take him seriously, however it's never too early to have a completely nonserious discussion.

Before I post Peter's entry, here's a comment my dad tried to leave about Peter's first post. Though the Ides of March are still a few days away, the whole madness concept still works.

I think the whole March madness thing was started by a writer who had more quips than you could shake a pointy stick at. He once said "beware the ides of March...". This blogger bloke was refering to some politician who was romin' around Italy sipping on an Orange Julius when the outfit he was wearing became a literal point of contention by a friend wearing a totally too tight toga. Perhaps he was just a Beowulf in sheep's clothing. Et tu Brute?

Obviously bad writing and bad humor runs in the family. Okay, here's Peter's post.

Although this has nothing to do with “writing”, I would like to know your thoughts on this.

Last week, the national radio station Air(head) America was shut down by the local radio carrier. Why? Well, (bad)Air America “claims” that they were forced out of the Phoenix market by the ultra-conservative Christian right. In reality, it had to do with ratings. They were the lowest rated radio show in the market! Sounds like Econ 101 to me. (Jen's note: Peter never took Econ 101, I did. Though he got the concept right.)

Anyways, the local radio carrier decided to go with religious programming. I was listening to a pastor (name unknown) preach about how God uses man-made creations to show his glory. He was talking about the Great Pyramid in Egypt, and listed a few possible “clues” that may prove why the Great Pyramid was built in the first case. After a little research, I found the following (from Kent Hovind’s Creation Seminar series):

- the Great Pyramid has no inscription to any Egyptian King (unlike the other 67 pyramids in Egypt).
- Inside, there is a broad way that leads to a pit and a narrow way that leads to the King’s Chamber (does this sound like Matthew 7?).
- The King’s Chamber is on the 50th row of the stones (50 was the year of Jubilee – Lev. 25:11)
- The cornerstone at the top is missing. Some say this is symbolic of Christ as the rejected chief cornerstone (Matt 21:42, Mk 10:12, Daniel 2:45).
- The pyramid was originally covered with 144,000 polished casing stones. That’s the number of witnesses in Revelations 7.

The fact is that no one knows for sure who built the Great Pyramid, and why. Many believe that someone other than the Egyptians built it. Theories range from Adam and his sons, Enoch (it’s the only structure to survive the flood), and even Noah (after the flood). Its an enormous structure, and many believe that it is not possible to build it today, even with our technology. Was the Great Pyramid and some of its features built to be a testimony to God? Thoughts?


Jenny said...

Wow, Peter! Wow! Such a deep side of you--wow!
I think it is perfectly plausible that the Great Pyramid was built as a testimony to God. Or, it was built according to man's direction only to be a testimony to God's sovereignty over man's meager abilities and intellect. If nothing else, it is proof that God is into the details, no matter what we do.
Great post, guy!
Oh, and Jen, seeing your dad's comment explains a lot:-) You are one brave lady. Love ya!

Abundant blessings!

michael snyder said...

Yeah, Peter. Profound. Not to mention I've been humming Steve Martin's King Tut all day...thanks a lot.

Jennifer Tiszai said...

Mike, that's just poetic justice for all the times you've done that to me.

Peter said...

Peter, the Profound? I don't know if I like that title, because I know I will fail to live up to that name!

I like the Great Pyramid being a testimony to God. I guess God left it (the pyramid) that way, so we could use it to glorify him, or to use it against him (like some cults have done).

King Tut. Please. Now I'm humming "Born in Arizona, moved to Babylonia..."

Malia Spencer said...

Wow, great information Peter. Now I can take it to my Bible study next week and sound really smart because we're studying the book The Alchemist and the main character wants to travel to Egypt.

We're looking at how the characters parallel the Bible because the writer does use seemingly obscure Biblical characters. It's really interesting. The pastor leading it is younger than I am (23) and done with Bible college already. He looks at everything from the spiritual perspective while I'm looking at it from that of a writer. It forces me to get out of the analytical side of trying to figure out the GMC of the characters and how other things relate. Good stuff. I highly recommend the book. Has anyone read it?