Big Bang and Christian Evolutionists

Tom Dean: Evolution cannot be right...simply the fact is you can say the big bang happened and all matter was created but you cant show where this happened. SOMETHING HAD TO CAUSE IT...
Edward Babinski: please visit the magazine section and look for the May 2006 issue of the conservative Christian magazine, First Things, and peek inside the "Letters" section in the front at the reply that "Stephen M. Barr" wrote to criticisms he received from Chuck Colsen and others, for an article that Barr wrote that was in favor of theistic evolution. Barr admits that not knowing what existed before the Big Bang proves nothing. It simply means we don't know.

Some Intelligent Design advocates have admitted that the "Designer" might not even be "personal."


Name: Tom Dean
Title of Article: Evolution challenge
Religious Belief: Christian

Comments: Evolution cannot be right Ed...simply the fact is you can say the big bang happened and all matter was created but you cant show where this happened. SOMETHING HAD TO CAUSE IT... If Hydrogen did create the stars where did that hydrogen come from, and if the thing that created the hydrogen created the hydrogen...where did that come from...and where did that come from...and where did that come from, because according to a certain famous scientific theory, matter cannot be created or destroyed...so unless somthing or someone higher than us had some involvment evolution is a rediculous claim to try and satisfy our human nature to know everything about everything...yet it is beyond us Ed, and will always be unless you looked into somthing that gave you spiritual satisfaction, because frankly Ed...what do you have to lose in beliving in god...your dignity???
PS. Please get back on this as I would like to hear your view on this.
Sincerely Tom

ED: Hi Tom. Please keep in mind that I was a born again Christian. (I can email my testimony to you as an attachment from my home email address upon request.) I also never totally lost my belief in God, though I have more questions now than I formerly did.

If you have a Barnes and Noble near you, or any large bookstore, please visit the magazine section and look for the May 2006 issue of the conservative Christian magazine, First Things, and peek inside the "Letters" section in the front at the reply that "Stephen M. Barr" wrote to criticisms he received from Chuck Colsen and others, for an article that Barr wrote that was in favor of theistic evolution. His reply deals exactly with some of the points you raised above, and he is a theoretical particle physicist whose speciality is the Big Bang and the origin of matter, and he is a Christian. Check out "Stephen M. Barr" on the web.

Barr admits that not knowing what existed before the Big Bang proves nothing. It simply means we don't know.

Some Intelligent Design advocates have admitted that the "Designer" might not even be "personal."

Even the Intelligent Design textbook, Of Pandas and People opens up the questions, "Who or what is the intelligent designer?" and "Who or what created the intelligent designer?" But it leaves those questions open.

Others argue that the cosmos was fine-tuned before the Big Bang but afterwards things evolved (and they reject "Intelligent Design" arguments)

The intelligent designer might be a divine tinkerer

One physicist has pointed out that physicist admit most of the cosmos probably consists of mysterious "dark matter," and that the stuff we see and that we are made out of is simply in the minority of matter, "light matter," and that the cosmos appears fine-tuned to create more and more black holes, which may lead to the creation of cosmos upon cosmos: Fine-Tuning a Killer Cosmos

Check out this list of prominent Christian evolutionists and visit their websites where you can discuss further theological questions with them.

Let me leave you with this:
Creationists Admit "Difficulties" With Their Hypothesis [especially when trying to explain away the evidence for stellar evolution].

Keep reading. The recent letter by Stephen M. Barr in the May 2006 issue of First Things magazine is an excellent place to start, seeing Christians discuss with fellow Christians many of the same questions you asked me.

Cheers,

Ed

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