From the Big Bang, not sure what was before. God does not exist and was not involved.
Not the Big Bang, but some other physical event. God does not exist and was not involved.
God created the Universe without a Big Bang. Earth was especially created.
God created the Universe with a Big Bang and then the universe evolved.
Some other mechanism created the Universe, without God...
God created the Universe in some other fashion...
The evidence points toward the big bang.
What caused the big bang or why it came about is unknown. AFAIK, any talk about what came "before" or "caused" the big bang is nonsense because before the planck time our understanding of physics breaks down.
Perhaps its the christian god, perhaps its the hindu gods, perhaps its a ham sandwich. We just don't know.
My answer is "I don't know". That is the best answer until more evidence or some other means of confirming a proposed theory is in (this includes the theory that god created the universe).
"I don't know" is a valid answer. One doesn't have to reject the possibility of God or accept that God created the universe. One can simply not know. I believe that is the ONLY valid position to take barring personal claims of supernatural revelation or guidance, a conundrum all its own.
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.
My answer is that the universe was never created. That is a linear concept because we live a linear existence.
Damn if anyone knows the answer to that one. By definition, in fact, it couldn't have come from anywhere, since the origin of the originator would then become the de-facto origin, and the question merely moves back to "what was the origin of the origin's origin"?
Since there's no evidence of any God or other supertition based entity, it's pointless to say "God".
Here is a rather cool video that might help the discussion along. If it doesn't at least its an awesome video.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjsgoXvnStY"]YouTube- Imagining the Tenth Dimension (annotated)[/ame]
Last edited by tacomancer; 03-01-10 at 12:49 PM.
To claim that it was created implies a cause for origin which does nothing to answer the actual question.
Adducing such actions to some "God" leads to these questions that serve only to increase the complexity of the answer without adding to understanding.
Q: How was the Universe created?
A: God did the deed.
Q: Where did God come from?
A: God's eternal and has always existed.
Q: What environmental processes shaped God to give him the urge to build puppets and puppet stages?
A: It's not like that.
Q: Why isn't it?
A: Because Allahu Akhbar!!!! Ask more questions and we'll cut your head off.
Q. How was my front axle repaired?
A. Bob did it.
The answer doesn't even attempt to address the question; irrelevant information.
You see, Scarecrow, you hardly ever ask the right questions because you allow yourself to be thrown off topic so often.
Last edited by Jerry; 03-01-10 at 01:15 PM.
Interesting stuff here: [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creation_myth]Creation myth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]