Regarding the recent outrage surrounding the fact that the new DUP leader Edwin Poots believes in God, we therefore need to explore the most widely held alternative view.
This is what is known as ‘The Big Bang Theory’.
Indeed Tim McGarry makes a reference to it in his column (May 20).
Let’s explore the big bang theory.
The theory goes that before time began there was nothing.
That is, nothing apart from one wee thing.
Note at this point, that this one thing is not a mighty and intelligent living being, but rather a tiny inanimate object.
What shape was it? What colour was it? Was it hard or soft? What was inside it?
Can Big Bangers answer any of these questions? I’ll await their reply.
Anyway, one day this wee thing blew up. Why? And how long was it there before it blew up? And why the delay? Whatever, it blew up, and from within it poured forth lots of stuff which spread out to enormous distances in every direction.
And with this stuff came the laws of physics, chemistry, and biology, and we are led to believe that when we are watching self-replicating eagles flying around by the cliffs, that these are merely accidental arrangements of particles that emerged from that wee thing that blew up at the beginning of time.
It’s the Big Bangers who need to be embarrassed. But they’re not embarrassed, probably because they don’t really believe it at all.
Is it not all just about escaping the moral authority that is implied when we accept that God created the world, hence paving the way to rebel against God’s divine order of the creation?
FD Tombe BT15
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