Because you do not have the evidence or understanding of what happened during the big bang event or about the origins of life – making the gigantic assumption that a version of “God” from the Christian religion from which there are over 38,000 denominations, managed to beat the other goodness knows how many other higher beings to get the intellectual properly rights to the universe seems an even bigger problem for you.
Why does there even have to be a higher power?
Your reasoning – you don’t know so therefore God -is not a very sound way of going about finding out more.
Why don’t you ask some experts in Cosmology – there is an excellent book called BANG by Sir Patrick Moore and Brian May from the band Queen which gives a very simple guide to the event. People like Stephen Hawking’s work is more in depth and explains the science a bit better should you need it. Concerning life and its origins – Evolutionary Biology can tell you about what we understand as to how simple forms over a long period of time can evolve into more complex ones, Richard Dawkins’ books are invaluable as he is a leading expert in that particular field of expertise.
Claiming a deity, in my humble opinion creates more problems than it solves – you need evidence of existence, you need an explanation as to what this deity was doing before this event (In order to even be around before the universe this deity would have to have been outside time and space – only a temporal being could affect that, anything non temperal could not tamper with the temperal!) This being is just too complex, too erroneous an explanation when there are far simpler ones should you be bothered to study it.
So by all means, ask a ton of questions, test them, see what makes sense – do everything you can apart from just assume a particular deity from a particular religion had everything to do with it.
The whole point of science is to discover and gather knowledge not because you WANT it to be so, but because the evidence supports the claims it makes.
Posted: May 28th 2012
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