Is this a worthwhile pursuit for a fellow in his golden years? Shouldn't I be spending my time on something a little more...well, meaningful or something? Hey, how many more years do I have and how much of that time do I want to spend here, on this blog, about sauce and stuff?
March 17, 2013, well, yes, I'm still buying different brands and types of sauce, though it seems as though the sauces are playing at best a minor part on this blog. Oh, well, what can I say...
Does God Have A Lot of Servers? Dang, He's Busy...
Recently, unless I'm mistaken, I read that the world's population is approaching 9,000,000,000. Wow, that's a large number. Where
am I going here? Yes, I know your God (OK, I'll use a capital...) is
all powerful and performs miracles and so on. But, let's look at the
figures. From Wikipedia it seems that the death rate is expressed in number of deaths per 1,000 per year. “Mortality
rate is typically expressed in units of deaths per 1000 individuals per
year; thus, a mortality rate of 9.5 in a population of 100,000 would
mean 950 deaths per year in that entire population, or 0.95% out of the
total.” Also, “The crude death rate,
the total number of deaths per year per 1000 people. As of July 2009
the crude death rate for the whole world is about 8.37 per 1000 per year
according to the current CIA World Factbook.” OK, I'm going to be
conservative. For my example, I'm going to use a world population of
8,000,000,000 and a death rate of 8 people per thousand per year. With
me, so far? Now,
how many would God have to process in a day? You know, as he sits there
and decides whether they go up or down: Heaven or Hell. Follow
my math, I surely could be making a mistake somewhere here. OK,
8,000,000,000 X .8 = 640,000,000 deaths per year. Wow, could my math be
correct? Dang. Let me check that again...I was wrong. 64,000,000 people die per year. OK.
Now, 64.000,000/365=175,342 people that God has to process a day. Wow.
How many minutes in a day? 24 *60= 1440 minutes a day or 86,400 seconds a
day. Now, let's see. 175,342/86,400=2.03... Now, unless I've made
another mistake here, that means that every second of every day, for an
eternity, if you will, God has to process 2.03 people. Yes, every
second...you up, you down. You Heaven, you Hell. Folks, does that make
sense to you? Hey, plus God has all of his other chores. You know,
miracles, hurricanes, diseases, well....you know, all of his other Godly
duties in ruling the universe. Oh, yeah. That football player, Tebow,
hey, God has to look in on him from time to time...and of course he has
to talk to several of the Republicans who are running for president. Dang, I'm exhausted just thinking about it. But, of course, He's God. I'm sure he can handle it. Well, I
told my brother about this post. He said that God would have to be
checking them in, also. Yes, he said that he'd have to be checking in
all of the new births. Wow, I just can't imagine it all. Mercy. I guess
old God has a lot of servers for his computers......................