The assumption of the Big Bang

Remembering that all worldviews begin with assumptions and have to explain what is real so we can understand the world, let’s turn our attention to the issue of evolution and the origin of all things from a purely naturalistic viewpoint, without God, design, or purpose.

The Big Bang Theory states that billions of years ago, all the matter of the universe was compressed into a point. The point exploded, hence the term “Big Bang.” The hot gases from the exploded point of matter went everywhere. Eventually, over billions of years, the gases cooled and formed the celestial bodies–stars, planets, and moons. That’s how we got our universe.  

Remember, every worldview starts with an assumption, even if it claims not to!  Carl Sagan said, “The Cosmos is all that is or ever was or ever will be.” The 1933 Humanist Manifesto stated that the universe was “self-existing & not created.” The assumption is that there is only a natural realm, with no supernatural realm. A simple question to ask is, “How do you know that to be true?” That’s a powerful statement—how do you know that there is only matter in the universe and not spirit also? Are you omniscient or all-knowing?

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