I have to delete a lot of this thread because although I was trying to "get away with it" by telling myself the way I'm doing it isn't sin, it's been coming back to bite me as the sin it is. So it has to go. Sorry to anyone who got at all involved in it though I don't think anyone really did.
I'm having a change of heart about this thread and have to give up as much of it as I can. I might have thought it OK to study anything as you say, but now I don't. Sin does have consequences and I've been feeling the consequences of the sin of this thread so it has to go.
I don't remember if you were in on the discussion about "The Star of Bethlehem" (Message 399) a few years ago, about a video in which this guy gets an astronomy program to see if he could identify what the star was that led the Magi to Bethlehem. He concluded it was Jupiter that started out in a superbright conjunction with Venus and then appeared to travel and stop right over Bethlehem -- as it went retrograde at that location -- On December 25th interestingly enough, in whatever year that was. When Jesus was a toddler.