Another aside from the Survey of Doubt.
I found this video on exchristian.net the other day. If you’ve kept up with the posts, you know that it’s my contention that Christianity (actually all of the Abrahamic Religions) are constructs of man attempting to explain the, at the time, unexplainable. Man experienced unexplainable phenomena, while still dealing with the same great unknowns we still wrestle with today.
This video illustrates the possibility that what became Moses’s pillars of smoke and fire were actually a volcano.
A couple things to keep in mind. One, the guy is an unbeliever, so he can be snarky (can’t we all?) So apologies in advance to Christian friends who view this. Two, this is only a conjecture. Nobody is claiming that this is the answer. It’s an interesting consideration, and the reasoning is very sound and fascinating.
It’s just under 9 minutes and well worth the watching. Cheers.