I was perusing the Book of Enoch again the other day (like the Bible, it's worth reading multiple times), and I came to the section on the celestial bodies. Enoch talks about the paths of the sun, moon, and stars. I was trying to make sense of it, because, truly, everything revealed by god and the prophets has turned out to be verifiably correct; eg. Sodom and Gomorrah, the fact the Christ existed, the universe being brought into existence, sites of ancient cities, sites of ancient temples, Noah's flood, etc. Anyway, all the holy texts talk about the earth being at the center of the universe. I started wondering how they could have this wrong. Then I thought about possible ways to interpret what the holy texts say to make them mesh with the heliocentric model. Then I thought, "Wait, what is the proof that the earth revolves around the Sun?" Guess what I found; there isn't any.
I went on that big, beautiful inter-web and searched for how the heliocentric model was proven. The first five sites I read literally said it was proven because Jupiter has moons. Wait!? What!? Yes, that is honestly what they say. There were even online copies of classroom lectures talking about this as the proof. Because Jupiter has moons, the earth revolves around the Sun. Yeah, that makes sense. The ONLY other reason I could find was that the heliocentric model makes the math easier. Again, real good proof guys...
The more I thought about this, the more I started to realize that the geocentric model seems to make more sense. Take the North Star for example. How is it always north? The Earth spins around the Sun, is tilted on its axis, supposedly 'wobbles' on its axis, has different hemispheres spending more time facing the Sun at different seasons, but yet the top of the Earth still always points the same way? I brought this up with a sea-farer I know and he actually informed me that in order to use any celestial navigation, you must assume the Earth is at the Center of the universe. Textbooks on the subject of navigation basically say that while we know that the Sun is at the center, for our purposes we need to pretend that the Earth is. Another classic example of modern science saying 'we're not wrong, we just haven't figured out how to prove we're right'.
I dug a little deeper, and lo-and-behold the most recent mainstream science is even starting to say that actually the heliocentric model isn't quite right. Turns out that while it made some of the math easier, it made other math impossible. Now they say that, technically, the Sun and Earth revolve around each other. It's called the barycentric model. Basically, it states that nothing is really stationary, everything revolves around a combined center of mass. I wonder how long until this theory is found to be 'not quite right'.
Then I stumbled across something truly astounding. Research done in 2006 on gamma ray bursts (GRBs), found that every time a star emits one of these potentially dangerous bursts of radiation, a galaxy falls directly between it and earth. So basically, the other galaxies of the universe 'take the hit' for earth. Were it not for these galactic defenders, life on earth would likely be impossible. It almost seems like our planet is somehow special ...
Lastly, Think about the regularity of it all. They want you to believe in complete, universal randomness. Yet, the Sun, Moon, and seasons are all so regular. Why does the moon not go from new to full willy-nilly? Why does the moon follow a predictable path? Shouldn't it just fly around the Earth randomly? Or, if it was caught in a perfectly flat orbit, then it should rise and fall in exactly the same spot every night. But, it doesn't do that either. How can the solstice sun rise in exactly the same spot year after year. The fact that all of the members of the universe follow their own preset paths, without variation, to the benefit of the earth, simply demands an orchestrator.
Ptolemy tried to map out the geocentric model. I'm not saying he had it all figured out, but his map certainly rings with the beauty of divine creation: