I think God did not really create the universe. You? this is the most hunting fact that god did not created the universe... according to the laws of physics we all know that there was nothing before the BIG BANG( formation of the universe )... There was not even space ; time; matter and energy... Now can anyone tell me that in the absence of all these things how does god came in existence and the most amazing question is that did he had time to create the universe? as there was no time and matter before the creation of the earth...  there is no reason behind the big bang so ASKING A QUESTION LIKE " Who Actually Created the universe is as same as asking a stupid question like " Where is the endingpoint or corner of the earth......  AS EARTH HAS NO CORNER....      

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Not everything can really be proven.  The problem with this issue is that it is so emotional.  People are debating what they have been taught and raised to believe, sometimes as one of their most deeply held-beliefs.  I strongly feel this is an area where people should respect one another.  I don’t think an exchange of ideas is going to change anyone’s mind.

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That's the thing about science and religion.  Neither can definitely prove or disprove the exist of a deity.  God has no beginning and no end.  He is not controlled by physics, time, matter, or energy.  He is a supernatural being.  We cannot quantify God in the same manner as mere humans.  Consider too that science isn't infallible.  Science does not, cannot not, and never will know everything.  Once, scientists thought that the atom was the smaller particle.  Nothing could ever be smaller.  They were absolutely certain.  Until one day, they realized they were wrong.  The atom was broken open and a whole new group of particles was discovered.  Maybe there was nothing that we can currently recognize or name before the big bang.  Maybe, like subatomic particles, we simply have not discovered it yet.

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Your question gets at the heart of the fact that human beings are not equipped to understand how the universe was created. As far as our ability to think is concerned, space, time and matter are all impossible. Yet they exist. Obviously there is something we don't know and cannot know in this phase of our existence. The hard part it accepting our limitations. I believe that someday we will know these things, but not in this life.

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I think that you are missing the idea that science does not preclude religion. One can accept scientific theories of creation (and the other hot topic evolution) without having to not believe in God or some form of creator or greater conciousness. I think that denying any alternative to what you believe is prejudcial. Just as no one wants Religious groups denying access to science, No one should want scientists denying access to religion.

What you or anyone believes is a personal choice. It is hard to be well educated and deny clear science, but that doesn't mean religious belief no longer plays a part in the whole. This topic is way more complex than any single human can find a definitive answer for, so it is more important to come to a reasonable conclusion that is meaningful to you, but also respects those who disagree. You can think someone is wrong, but still respect their right to believe.

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My understanding is that theoretical physicists have posited a singularity that preceded the Big Bang, one in which there was nearly infinite density and gravity. Time, under these conditions, did not exist as we understand it. So in a sense, there really was no "before the Big Bang." What implications this has for theology, I don't really know, but I do know that many theologians, St. Augustine being the most famous, argued that time itself was the creation of God. http://www.iep.utm.edu/augustin/ 

My personal convictions tend (heavily) toward the secular, but I find those who completely deny the possibility of some sort of incomprehensible force that sparked the universe's beginnings as dogmatic as any religious fundamentalist. 

 

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I think, first of all, that you're wrong on your science.  There had to be matter before the Big Bang.  You can't just have this explosion out of nothing.  

Second, I fail to see how the Big Bang (assuming as I do that this is how the universe truly did start) denies the existence of God.  How did that matter get there in the first place?  Sure, it is somewhat illogical to assume that God put it there, but why is that more logical than to say that the universe just happened to exist?

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