We, the editors and contributors to ChiXiStigma.org, consider ourselves to be radical fundamentalist evolutionists. There was no possibility that Creationism could be a valid explanation of the creation of our universe. That is until we read famed science-fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein’s Job: A Comedy of Justice. There is a scene, near the end of the novel, where an enlightening dialogue takes place between Alec Graham, a Protestant minister, and the mysterious Katie Farnsworth, who is revealed to be Rahab, a harlot in the Bible (cf. Josh. 2:1-13) and an ancestor of Jesus (Mt. 1:5).
[We are paraphrasing Heinlein’s dialogue for brevity’s sake, so for the love of God, read the original Job: A Comedy of Justice, because is a truly transcendent science-fiction and religious experience.]
Robert A. Heinlein knew that a preacher of God must keep track of such theories in order to refute them when considering the edge of the “big bang”; what is there out beyond that limit when the red shift has the magnitude that means that the expansion of the universe equals the speed of light. The two imply an impossible length of time- impossible because the world was created about six thousand years ago. Theorizing that the universe is about twenty-three billion years old, Heinlein boldly states the world was created in four-thousand and four B.C. It was created old. Created with fossils in the ground and craters in the moon. All speaking of great age. Created that way by Yahweh, because it amused Him to do so… to deceive His creatures.
So sayeth St. Robert of Heinlein! Scientists have been searching for a Theory of Everything; a theory that will unite Einstein’s General Relativity and Quantum Theory. Satan is flabbergasted that a science-fiction writer, who never studied theology in a seminary, was able to unify Creationism and the Big Bang in a matter of pages… in a genre novel.