Not Many Wise -

Faith and spirituality in a modern world


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Are dragons real creatures?

Golden yellow dragon with wings spread

There are a lot of references to dragons throughout history, but are dragons real? These creatures are probably based on real, living dinosaurs that are described correctly, or they have been described with the combined features of several dinosaurs, or they may be based on a real dinosaur with additional exaggerations. Written evidence from Europe and China…

The Star of Bethlehem

The Bethlehem star, a star of Wonder

There is a lot of star and planet information for that period in history, could any of it be the Star of Bethlehem? Could it have been a conglomeration of planets that lead the Magi (Wise Men) to Bethlehem? 7 BC late May: First of 3 conjunctions (coming together) of Jupiter and Saturn in the constellation Pisces (occurs only once every approximately 900 years other two in September and December)…

Gospels written too long after Jesus?

Donald Campbell's Bluebird

Were the Gospels written too long after Jesus? There have been several people who have said that the time between Jesus′ death and resurrection, and when the New Testament was written is a long time. But Donald Campbell’s story is a contemporary illustration: Donald Campbell is known for breaking world speed records, from 1955. Then in 1967 he died. So at the time of writing this article, it has been 37 years since his death. What would happen if someone said that Donald Campbell was just a myth…

Does Genesis fail scientific study? Day 1 Part 1

A planet showing light and dark on it's surface.

Let’s take a look at the sequence of events in the Biblical account of the creation of the world and ask “Does Genesis fail scientific study?” Is there is any science behind it. God made the earth, firstly without any vegetation, or inhabitants. It was a sphere consisting of one huge ocean, presumably, spinning on its axis, in dark, empty space…

Who to trust?

As we go about our daily lives we get showered with other people’s opinions, which includes good and bad advice. But who to trust? ‘Experts’ tell us: what we should do, what we must avoid, and what is wrong and right. By sifting through all these things, we formulate our own opinions, and we give these different sources a certain amount of authority…

[3] How reliable are sources in history?

A fragment of a manuscript.

how reliable are sources in history, ancient documents like: Caesar′s manuscripts on the Gallic War, Gospels in the Bible, New Testament, Thucydides′ History of Peloponnesian War, Tacitus Histories?
Let′s see the evidence for these writings, compared with the four Gospels…

Scientists who believe in the Genesis creation account

Adam and Eve naked in the Garden of Eden.

There are many scientists who believe Genesis to be factually true and who are Christian. On the TV, radio, magazines and papers we are regularly reminded – sometimes in very subtle ways – that science disproves Christianity, and that scientists are atheists. But this is not true. There are hundreds of scientists now, who do not believe in Darwin’s theory of Evolution…

Scientific Genesis? Days 2 and 3 Part 2

Drawing of an astronaut's head.

Scientific Genesis? How does the Bible deal with the creation of the atmosphere and the appearance of the land. Before scientists told us all the facts about the earth’s atmosphere, we may never have realised how important this invisible stuff really is! We now know how hostile space is, therefore the earth’s atmosphere is incredibly important to our survival…

Jews and Jesus – Judaism’s perspective

The flag of Israel

Jews and Jesus, what does the Jewish community think of Jesus?
They haven′t got a vested interest in Jesus because they see Him as forming a different religion to their own.
We look at what four Rabbis have written about Jesus…

Is Genesis scientific? Day 4 Part 3

Drawing of the Sun.

Now we come to Day 4 of Creation in the Bible, so Is Genesis scientific? But we come to the most illogical verses – for the human brain. God NOW saw it fit to mention the Sun, moon, planets, and stars AFTER light had appeared on day 1 of Creation! But everyone knows that the Sun provides us with energy, heat and light. Even the most uncivilised and backward tribes know that the Sun provides us with heat and light…