Brief Thoughts on Life, the Universe
and Everything In It
Many people believe the univese began in an explosion generally referred to as "the big bang." However, there are some major problems with this that many big bang believers never stop to consider.
1. The Latin term ex nihilo nihil fit means "Out of nothing, nothing can come." Nothing known to science can happen without a cause that existed prior to the object or event in question. So to believe the totality of the physical universe popped into existence from nothing is not only scientifically impossible, it leaves at least three even bigger questions unanswered:
"Something had to explode, so what was it? WHAT exploded?"
"WHY did it explode?"
"WHERE did it come from?"
2. To simply assert, "The universe came from a big explosion" is the equivalent of believing in magic because it attributes creativity, organization, and the capacity for design to...a big explosion, the cosmological equivalent of a wizard's magic wand. Just take a look at pictures of the aftermath of Hiroshima or photos of a plane wreck to see how orderly explosions are. Our universe is amazingly ordered BUT EXPLOSIONS CANNOT CREATE ORDER. That means the big bang is an inadequate explanation for creation, meaning something else must have created it all.
All of which points back to the questions asked above: where did it all come from, and WHY did it happen, if in fact it did happen?
Some believers in the big bang admit that the notion of explosive self-creation is precluded by all the laws of science, as well as by common sense. So they instead suggest that the universe is eternal. In other words, the big bang itself was not the creative event that made the universe, for the universe already existed.
But this belief is just as magical as the belief in explosive self-creation. Because the observable universe and everything in it (including ourselves) can be seen to be gradually winding down and falling apart, an eternal material universe would have long ago fallen apart, disintegrated and ceased to exist, forever unable to reassemble itself enough to even potentially comprise a big bang (much less cause one).
In order to believe notions of universal self-creation and/or eternality, one must first reject logic, rationality and the evidence we have been able to observe about the universe. It is akin to a child's magical thinking. It is to deny reality.
That the universe (a) cannot have existed eternally, (b) cannot have created itself and (c) shows countless unmistakable signs of painstaking, deliberate planning PROVES that someone made it.
Whoever created it all would have had to exist before, above, beyond, outside of and independent of the matter/space/time universe "box" which we inhabit. There is only one Being who fits that description: