Considered Opinion of Dr Johannes Blofli
curious object is most definitely a tool used by the Lutheran church
to predict weather patterns in relation to religious ceremonies. Many
biblical references can be interpreted to include the 'snowdome' as
an integral part of religious life. The timing of Christ's crucifixion
is an obvious example, as the ceremony could not have been carried out
in undesirable weather conditions. The leader of the congregation would
shake the 'snowdome' and count out as many 'Hail Marys' as he could
while the white flakes fell. The amount of 'Hail Marys' spoken was in
direct relation to how heavy the snowfall
would be on that day.
extreme weight of the 'snowdome' is of interest to scientists and theologians
alike. It is often discussed how heavy the crucifix must have been for
Christ to carry as he walked to his death, yet this observation suggests
that Christ himself (as an influential leader) must have built up his
strength by shaking the heavy snowdome on a regular basis.
Another interesting fact that
this 'snowdome' brings up is that, until now, Australians (and the rest
of the world) believed that the Sydney Harbour Bridge in NSW, Australia
was not constructed until 1923 AD. However this object proves that the
Sydney Harbour Bridge not only existed as early as 1000 BC, but that
Sydney itself was a thriving nation of Lutheran church-goers and that
snow did, indeed fall in Sydney at that time.