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Posted by Mike Banks on June 25, 2001 08:07:17 UTC

I want to keep this friendly. If anyone has anything they feel that is false or a contradiction in the bible, then can you please explain. Like if you find a scripture that you think violates our laws(like the all famous "energy cannot be created or destroyed") then please include those.

First of all, I do BELIEVE there is a creator. I'm putting emphasis on believe because I don't want to talk like it's fact, like many people do. I have faith, which means I believe, just like some people have faith in scientific theory's like the big bang, evolution, etc.

There are a number of reasons I believe there is a creator. First of all, I think that our physical world has limits on how life began, or our laws of physics are wrong. First, let's assume there is no creator. Let's assume the world, as we know it, just exists as is, in our reality. First I'll talk about the big bang theory. Now, one of our laws(forgive me for forgetting specifically which one) states that energy cannot be created or destroyed. Not matter but energy. As recent experiments in quatum physics has shown, matter can pop up out of nowhere for no apparent reason. But, the energy in the universe remains constant. Now if energy can pop up out of no where, then maybe the big bang by itself(no creator) is possible. The only problem I see is the energy. Was energy always in existance? With no creator, it must have been, unless energy can be created, but this would violate our law of physics. Ok, so energy has been around forever. This means that time itself is infinite(unless "time", as we know it, was created during the big bang). If time has been around forever, along with the universe(or just energy), then I don't see how there would have been a big bang in the first place. Infinite means never ending. So try going back in time forever. You will never stop. So to get to this moment in time, it took an eternity, or infinite amount of time. An eternity of time occuring before the big bang would be similar to saying "I'm going to grow some flowers in infinite." Obviously you will never grow the flowers, since you'll be waiting forever. So I'm wondering how the bang started on it's own if the event was waiting for an eternity to happen.

Then I've heard that during the bang, time was created, along with our physical laws. Ok, so if time itself was created, then wouldn't everything in our physical world, including energy, had to have been created too? Then energy was created even though energy cannot be created. And it's hard to believe that such precise physical laws were created from nothing. I could also go into the intelligent design argument, that everything is fine tuned perfectly, but I'm sure you've heard it. If you want me to then I'll explain it though.

These are some main reasons why I'm leaning towards belief in a creator. I'm astounded by the beauty of the world, and am very thankful for my life. Imagine if nothing ever happened and there was no such thing as anything. Imagine if we had no abilities to think, see, breath, or anything. I think people take life too much for granted, even though sometimes it may seem terrible.

I love this website :)

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