View Poll Results: Where did the Universe come from?

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  • From the Big Bang, not sure what was before. God does not exist and was not involved.

    39 38.24%
  • Not the Big Bang, but some other physical event. God does not exist and was not involved.

    2 1.96%
  • God created the Universe without a Big Bang. Earth was especially created.

    2 1.96%
  • God created the Universe with a Big Bang and then the universe evolved.

    37 36.27%
  • Some other mechanism created the Universe, without God...

    13 12.75%
  • God created the Universe in some other fashion...

    9 8.82%
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    Re: Where did the Universe come from?

    I am tired of arguing about this. Good bye.

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    Re: Where did the Universe come from?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    What!? You are off your rocker. It doesn't mean any of that. I don't think this fine tuning occured anyway, ignore I brought it up.
    "Fine" tuning is only necessary when the first guess at what the value should be doesn't work.

    It means the engineer is poking around in the dark with too many uncontrolled variables.

    It's why testing of nuclear weapons is essential to any reliable arsenal.

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    Re: Where did the Universe come from?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Several interesting discussions have led me to do a poll, asking this important question. After voting, leave a comment on how you voted and what led you to think this way.
    You don't have a poll option that applies to what I think...

    God didn't so much create the Universe because God is the Universe. This is not to say God has to be some diety as described by the major religions of man. God/Universe is life and the Holiness we should all strive towards. Man has been able to grasp some basic aspects of the Holy, but we get all hung up on details that don't matter to God. So, in many different forms, the Universe always was and always changes or evolves.

    I am led to think this way purely on faith because I cannot fathom the vastness that is the Universe (or God).
    I live by the addage; God will not punish me for not having Him/It figured out.
    Last edited by Telecaster; 03-03-10 at 01:55 AM.

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    Re: Where did the Universe come from?

    Quote Originally Posted by Telecaster View Post
    You don't have a poll option that applies to what I think...

    God didn't so much create the Universe because God is the Universe. This is not to say God has to be some diety as described by the major religions of man. God/Universe is life and the Holiness we should all strive towards. Man has been able to grasp some basic aspects of the Holy, but we get all hung up on details that don't matter to God. So, in many different forms, the Universe always was and always changes or evolves.

    I am led to think this way purely on faith because I cannot fathom the vastness that is the Universe (or God).
    I live by the addage; God will not punish me for not having Him/It figured out.
    So why do you believe god/universe is intelligent?
    What reason do you have to believe so?
    Or is it just blind belief or what you "feel" is true?
    If you believe in the Supernatural then you can become a millionaire!

    Questioning or criticizing another's core beliefs is inadvertently perceived as offensive and rude.

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    Re: Where did the Universe come from?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    I believe in a monotheistic God, whether the Abrahamic God or the Vedantic God. I generally follow Advaita Vedanta.
    It sounds like you are searching for some divine truth or wisdom. I have been there too and after having been involved in various Christian cults, Hinduism, Paganism, Buddhism as well as limited exposure to Daoism/Taoism, Totem, Islam... I was toying with deism but now I'm back to atheism. You don't need a religion to be spiritual and you don't need to be spiritual to be happy. You can just meditate for it's benefits and find some internal peace without all the baggage. Good luck on your journey.

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    Re: Where did the Universe come from?

    Quote Originally Posted by NoJingoLingo View Post
    It sounds like you are searching for some divine truth or wisdom. I have been there too and after having been involved in various Christian cults, Hinduism, Paganism, Buddhism as well as limited exposure to Daoism/Taoism, Totem, Islam... I was toying with deism but now I'm back to atheism. You don't need a religion to be spiritual and you don't need to be spiritual to be happy. You can just meditate for it's benefits and find some internal peace without all the baggage. Good luck on your journey.
    I am not really searching anymore. Advaita Vedanta tends to have had the answers to my questions. It is not cultish at all and is very philosophical. One aspect that I like about it is that it recognizes that all other religions or interpretations are also equally valid for the people that practice them. They are all ways of seeing the divine. Of course, Vedanta observes one God, Brahman. I am into it's spirituality and not its church, although there are some Vedanta temples here in the US (Seattle and DC at least). I am happy because of the medication I take!

    Thanks!

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    Re: Where did the Universe come from?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    But then where did 'god' come from? It had to come from somewhere, right? So where did it come from?

    You have an infinite loop going here with that kind of logic.
    It is not like you would speak about logic. God, by definition is the source and cause of all things. It did not have to come from somewhere. By definition.

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    Re: Where did the Universe come from?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Energy and charge are independent of time and space.
    E=mc^2 where c is time and space.

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    Re: Where did the Universe come from?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Physics is still applicable at the moment of the singularity and it must have the energy that is expressed in the bang. Where does it come from?
    Singularity - nothing is appalicable. It is the break of all functions. The state is not determined.
    Physics describes things in numbers, there are no numbers in singularity.

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    Re: Where did the Universe come from?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    All current data points towards a Big Bang. Whether or not there was a god involved is something science will not be able to say. It's all personal opinion at that point.
    Something caused the BB. There would be no decent scientist denying the cause and effect. It is not the matter of personal opinion. It is the matter of fact, of the fact denyied by atheists due to intellectual dishonesty.

    We Christians call that Something - God.

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