Forget Jesus. The stars died so that you could be here today

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Every atom in Your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements - the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution - weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars. So, forget Jesus. The stars died so that You could be here today.

- Lawrence M. Krauss

Quote Source: A Universe From Nothing' by Lawrence Krauss, AAI 2009

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Thanks to the sacrifices of these many stars we can all be thankful not only for the elements that make us up but also the by chance conditions that today persist end make all conditions that make our lives possible.

Even if some sort of creator did manage to start this humongous chain of events that spawned all life with out the stars we would be nothing. Seeing as nobody seemingly can even define their creator it may have never existed but surely it can be safely said that if it did or does exist somewhere inside or outside the cosmos , we were not created in its image unless possibly your rendition of god is the cosmos itself and then it may be said were created from within its image. Either way forget whats based on things can't be proven to exist and focus on the life-giving forces all around us. Learn what we can to support them to take care of the life supporting systems we have in place, learn what we can to be be able to explore further and find new systems that may be able to support us and do what we can to get there so we as humanity can live on forever in this kingdom called the cosmos. For if we don't by sheer chance if we only continue to exist on this planet we will eventually even if we do manage to make it to the end of the earth as a species likely die in fire as some cosmic event many of which give us life can just as easily take it away.

At any moment the cosmos could send a stone through the crust of our planet like the one that birthed our moon making the whole thing an inferno or one could strike the sun and send up a flare that will scorch this earth. Here is a question worth pondering: What if the creator was the creation itself?

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