God’s Final Message?

“According to So Long, and Thanks For All the Fish, God‘s Final Message To His Creation is written in fire in letters thirty feet high on the far side of the Quentulus Quazgar Mountains in the land of Sevorbeupstry on the planet of Preliumtarn, which orbits the star Zarss, which is located in the Grey Binding Fiefdoms of Saxaquine. The long path to the message is lined with souvenir stands at spaced-out intervals.

When Marvin reads the message, it says, “We apologise for the inconvenience.” However, Fenchurch‘s reaction suggests that the message she saw was the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything (and that presumably, therefore, the Message is personalized to each viewer).”

–Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Or perhaps this* is God’s Final Message:

Carina Hubble Image

(Part of the Carina Nebula (not far from the Keyhole Nebula detail). Image from the Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Planetary Camera 2. See GRIN for some more information.)

-cvj

(*Thanks Nick Warner! – Nick presented this image in the above humourous terms to his Astronomy 100 class today, I heard.)

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26 Responses to God’s Final Message?

  1. Aaron F. says:

    BEST. NEBULA. EVER. ^_^

  2. spyder says:

    or as my environmentalist evangelical preacher friend’s new bumper sticker says:
    “God made my middle finger longer for a reason!”

  3. Alex says:

    That finger is 42 parsecs long.

  4. Clifford says:

    Yes, that definitely makes it THE finger. The mother of all…..

    -cvj

  5. Tiffany says:

    i dont believe thats GODS work.

  6. Assclown says:

    Tiffany-

    Why not? Do you not believe in God(s)?

    Or do you not believe that your God is the creator?

  7. Zax says:

    I think God created that nebula for the sake of humoring us.

  8. Clifford says:

    Yeah: That God, (s)he’s such a wag!

    Cheers, 😉

    -cvj

  9. Randy says:

    HHHmmmmmmm… I would like to believe it is the four square city (New Jerusalem) the bible talks about in the book of Revaluations……….the second coming may be sooner than we think.

  10. A.M. says:

    Amusingly enough, it seems that He did it to specially amuse me and others that can speak bosnian/croatian/serbian. Namely Carina (pronounced K) means there not exactly the finger, but a thing represented by finger, if it happens to be a big one. Don’t use actively this piece of knowledge; maybe He does not like it!

  11. Heikki says:

    I’d like to see the message being made out of substance abled to travel through dimensions and realities so that it would not be destroyed whatever happened. So it would seem to be even a bit positive one.

  12. chief says:

    If this is really something created by a god. It would kinda blow away the believe in that the universe was created 6000 years as it is a bit further than that. Kinda cool though that through the whole of a arc of space it is pointing in our direction to give this presentation of itself.

  13. Evilbelgian says:

    Chief, I think you also have to take into account that considering the sheer vastness of space, it is hardly that daunting to think that one nebula would sort of look like a hand making a rude gesture. I bet if we looked hard enough we could find a nebula which sort of looks like a playboy bunny.

  14. jarjar says:

    god can be an asshole

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  17. hleigh says:

    Wow, it’s sad to see that so many can slander our Creator, as Jesus died for us, for you! Not at all worried about your damnation? Maybe not now, but at the last moment, you will call on Him, but He will not answer. God bless you all

  18. CSpencer says:

    Ah…42 parsecs long. So the question is “How long is God’s finger”

  19. »»»Ð@\/¡Ð««« says:

    That pic is bad ass. I bet god made that just for us to find it.

  20. »»»Ð@\/¡Ð««« says:

    And I don’t think it will be his final message.

  21. JC says:

    I think this is awesome. Let’s keep in mind, the image is subject to interpretation, much like the bible thumpers little book of fables. To read more into it than is actually there, is rather silly. Like this whole god thing. If the second coming is real, then it’s late by about 2000 years. If the end times are coming, it’s going to be by mans own hand, and more than likely as an end result of the 30,000+ years a dick measuring contest we like to call “My God is Better than Your God”. You win the game by successfully annihilating your opponents, as well as yourself. cheers!

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  23. ally says:

    you should think of what ur saying God created you for apurpose and not to laugh or be amused by him. arent u like worried about dying?

  24. emmanuel says:

    lets keep in mind that god is the one that created us cause he loved us so much

  25. Køneke says:

    WTF CSpencer?? 42 pc long?! that’s 137 lightyears!! 😀

  26. Ian says:

    It seems to me, following the logic I learned from a certain book or other, that, for example, even if the chances of life being randomly assembled via chemical reactions is absurdly miniscule, given that time and space are infinite, the number of chances towards such a goal are thus likewise infinite, thus it is a certainty that life would “spontaneously” happen. That being the case, the odds of a nebula in the form of a the universe giving us the “bird” are quite good. What’s really surprising is that the entire Encyclopedia Brittanica isn’t found written in the stars… Maybe we’re just not looking hard enough?