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Beyond Rosamond Report

Subject: Beyond Rosamond Report
From: "Starlord"
Date: Sat, 25 Nov 2006 21:33:32 -0800
Newsgroups: sci.astro.amateur
All of this will not be in the rosamond report, just a slight hint, but 
tonight was a major event for me kind of. No not from the foster freeze, 
that I only wish it could have been! No it was Bible thumpers and one of 
them I would almost bet was/is related to our so loved DJM!!!

The first one of 3 was by himself and was the first one to say that he 
didn't belive that this earth was not over 6,000 years old and that no star 
was over 1,000 light years away. It was getting cold so he didn't stay.

A short while later 2 familys came over, I was set up on the moon and the 
kids loved seeing it so close (I had my telvue 17mm in the EP slot) and I 
gave them a copy of my astro news sheet. That's when one of the dad's took 
his turn and looked at the moon and then he asked if I knew who made the 
moon,(oh no I was thinking) and I said that it was close to something like 
3.5 billion years old or more and the top running deal now shows it was made 
after the earth was hit when still young. You can figure what he said 
ofcourse, but I played it cool and just let him talk and then I'd point out 
the facts as we know them now. At last he could see I wasn't going to change 
my ideas and he gave up. The other dad came back over and got one of my 
astro sheets and took a look at the moon and handed me a $10 bill and said 
"You did better than most other people do, good job". Oh ya, that first dad 
also said the earth was not older than 10,000 years, I looked at him then 
and said "Well if that's so, then I'm not standing next to a telescope who's 
metal was taken brom rock ore that was at lest a billion years old. That had 
stopped that thread of talk.

After they left I had about 30 mins of rest then the local DJM stopped! And 
the rest of the time was pure hell.  He had an answer for everything, the 
earth was only 5,000 years old, the great flood of the old bible had been 
what killed the Dino's and that man had lived amoung them. That the old foak 
tales of Dagons was just tales of the Dino's.  Then he said that the way 
they told how far away the stars where was false and had big mistakes in it 
and that the millions of light years given was false. He then said that as 
he lived nearby on the west side of town, he'd bring me some vcr tapes that 
would prove his points (I only hope he never shows up!). By the time he left 
at last, the moon was going behind local trees, so I packed up and came home 
after getting 2 gals of gas. Going to sit down after taking some asprin, 
with a big cup of hot coffee and I'm going to watch a Babylon 5 tape to ease 
my poor mind.

This was a night I'd like to have skipped.

There are those who believe that life here, began out there, far across the 
universe, with tribes of humans, who may have been the forefathers of the 
Egyptians, or the Toltechs, or the Mayans. Some believe that they may yet be 
brothers of man, who even now fight to survive, somewhere beyond the 

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