I was watching a television documentary a couple of days ago where the presenter was talking about how science had grown in leaps and bounds, and how technology to date had uncovered many things about the Universe we live in.
One particular subject was on the Big Bang Theory, the Earth way back before time as we know it was the result of matter meeting antimatter (I think). The universe, way back then, was filled homogeneously and isotropically with an incredibly high energy density, huge temperatures, and pressures, and was very rapidly expanding and cooling… this is considered the “birth” of our universe which eventually went on to include our earth.
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Now back to my post about God, the Bible, and the church. How did I make the leap from the making of our universe to a God like individual (They both claim to have fashioned our Universe) who’s teaching’s has been handed down through the Bible?
Well, this book would have us believe that God created the world in six days and on the seventh he rested. We have scientists who would have us believe that the Big Bang Theory fashioned our universe and its effect is still doing so.
Okay so which one do you believe? If you go with the big bang then you reject the seven days version mentioned in the Bible. So for the sake of starting somewhere let us go with the big bang for now. OK, so the part that God created the world in six/seven days is wrong. If so, then maybe other parts of the Bible that link to God’s creation may also be wrong.
The one teaching (for the purpose of this posting) I am thinking about is Adam and Eve.
The Bible teaches that Adam lived in the Garden of Eden (paradise). To keep him company he created woman from a rib bone in Adam’s body her name was to be Eve.
The Bible goes on to say that Eve gave in to the Devil’s temptation and eat an Apple from the tree that God had forbidden Adam to touch… lets cut to the chase God expelled them both from the garden to where else, but good old Earth.
Now if the boffins are right, and the Big Bang was correct then the teachings of Adam and Eve are wrong. This got me thinking. Could Adam and Eve have been just an old world bed-time story for naughty children of the time? Could this have been the way the church guaranteed their following?
This teaching/story has one of the Ten Commandments built into it… (8) Thou shall not steal, and if you do you will be cast-out just like Adam and Eve. As science marches ever forward no wonder religion has taken a back seat these days.
Now if you come down on the side of religion no matter what, then you will never believe the Big Bang Theory, or have I got that wrong? I suppose you could argue who/what put the matter/antimatter there in the first place, so the Big Bang could happen…
Here end-ith the lesson… Only joking folks… We can always trust in the (LHC) and for those who think it will cause a Black Hole when switched on you’re entitled to your opinion, and remember if you are right then we will all go together… Or maybe our game warden will lock the cage door before we ever get the chance to journey too far into space… That’s another post!
As it turned out the Pessimists got it wrong it did not create a black hole.