The Big Bang Theory and its Relation to Atheism

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Between eighty and eighty-five percent of people in the United States are religious and the others are atheist or non-religious. This number of atheists in the United States has doubled in the last fifty years but, why? Advancements in science has made believing in a monotheistic religion quite challenging. The Big Bang theory, evolution, and natural selection are some advancements in the scientific community. This information is easily accessible and a well educated person thoroughly knows about these topics. The Big Bang theory is a theory on how the universe was created around thirteen to fourteen billion years ago. This theory does not prove that god is nonexistent but, an explanation on how the universe was created. In many religions, a monotheistic god created the universe, the explanation on how the universe goes against the religions. The Big Bang theory is directly related to why atheism is coming more prevalent in society. According to Mike Wall, “our universe could have popped into existence 13.7 billion years ago without any divine help whatsoever”. “The Big Bang could have occurred as a result of just the laws of physics being there," said astrophysicist Alex Filippenko of the University of California, Berkeley. "With the laws of physics, you can get universes." We have to trust the laws of physics rather than a god or goddess scientists say. Not one person can prove the existence of a god but, the Big Bang theory does not break one of the laws of physics. “Why are there laws of physics?” This is a question that commonly comes up. The majority of the population would say there must be a divine creator of the laws of physics and the universe. The argument against that is where did the ultimate creator come from? The... ... middle of paper ... ... The amount research and evidence causes an uprise in atheism. The laws of physics, logic, and the research behind the Big Bang theory explains how the universe was created and contradicts many religions. With all this information infiltrating into society, atheism is on rise. If atheism has doubled within the last fifty years, in few hundred years will religion be completely wiped out? If this is the beginning of the Big Bang theory, who knows what will come next. Works Cited Anderson, Ross. "What Happened Before the Big Bang? The New Philosophy of Cosmology." The Atlantic. N.p., 19 Jan. 2012. Web. 06 Jan. 2014. Choi, Charles Q. "The Expanding Universe: From the Big Bang to Today." Space.com. N.p., 21 Mar. 2013. Web. 05 Jan. 2014. Wall, Mike. "Big Bang Didn't Need God to Start the Universe, Researchers Say." Msnbc.com. N.p., 25 June 2012. Web. 06 Jan. 2014.

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