Big Bang: (n) the supposed origin of the Universe.
I know that sounds like a cynical statement, but the truth of the matter is, if you were going to die by consuming a substance, it might be nice to be able to pick the one that was the least painful.
That’s what I feel about those who believe in Creationism, and others who assert the Big Bang theory.
Both story lines seem comically intricate and equally unlikely.
First, the faith it takes to believe in a supernatural Creator of the Universe is beyond the capacity of any living human soul. We are all perpetually in doubt that God actually exists, let alone holds a viable position.
On the other hand, the notion that some convergence of energy created an explosion which splattered matter across the darkened sky, to begin a festeringly long incubation towards life, which culminates with a kidney in a human body which knows how to regulate poisons out while maintaining blood pressure, is equally wild and wacky.
So for me it becomes a case of whether it’s all of one, a combination of both, or even the aggravating “neither.”
I do gyrate toward a belief in God simply because I am hopeful of seeing humanity grow sensitive to itself and one another, in order to prolong our stay on Earth instead of hastening our departure to unknown shorelines.
Yet I will never reject the discoveries of science, which help me to understand how our Universe came to be.
So when asked if I believe in evolution, my response is, “Evolution seems to believe in me. Thank God.”