Big Bang: Faith of Fiction?

D L Henderson
4 min readDec 7, 2023

December 7, 2023

It’s 2 am, and, as often is the case, I can’t sleep…

Are we supposed to believe that in the beginning, before time and existence, that before anything existed, there was Real Science, Physics, and Biology, with no impelling force and nothing with intelligence overseeing this new event, hovering over an infinitely compressed energy mass of nothingness, in an infinite vacuum, and all of a sudden it just happened?

Are we supposed to think it all went down something like this?

Science said “Let there be an immense thermo-nuclear explosion.” And there was a great explosion.

Then, Science declared, “Let the energy be contained in subatomic structures and all matter be contained in various forms: solids, liquids, and gas.” And it was so.

Then, Science said, “Let everything come together in amorphous and random forms.” And it was so.

Then, Science said, “Let us make life for no particular reason, and in total chaos, and make evolution as a side process.” And it was so…

Science, Biology, and Physics looked at everything they had created and said, “Let us make Mankind out of the blob, and let him be as chaotic as everything else, let them all think they know everything, can do anything, and can solve everything (especially how to clean up all the messes they make). Then we can hang with them and help them totally screw up anything and everything else, including us.

Then they rested and said, “Now let us kick back and watch. It’s gonna be a real hoot!”

Back in the 60’s (Yes, I’m a child of the 60's), my High School Biology Teacher insisted that the then scientific philosophy pronounced the “Big Bang Theory’’ to be nonsense. Later, I learned that the great body of scientists at the time recognized that such a theory was way too close to the Biblical Creation Story, which then could only be considered to be a dangerous, anti-science, mythical fable. Anything having to do with Christian beliefs was hokum, and those Bible Thumpers must be stopped. Proposed scientific theories which were anything like the Bible had to be stopped at all costs. Anything proposed that was suspiciously antithetical to Science was heresy… No other god would sit upon the altar Scientists had been erecting for their god. Science rules!

Quick! Look! Someone with a Bible! No, no, no! Run away! Run away! Ayahhhh! Cover your ears! Ayahhhhh!!!

Nowadays, mysteriously, the Big Bang Theory has become an absolute fact… even though it parallels the Biblical account. Who reads the Bible nowadays anyways?

How did that happen?

I guess people stopped thinking for themselves and let Bibles collect dust. Jesus was institutionalized, and His sacrifice to redeem us was put aside, along with the account of His crucifixion on the Roman cross — and why. Political Parties began to rule over the Earth. Then, the Internet. Now, A.I. And, who is smarter than A.I, who can debate its superiority?

Just a bit ago, I realized that any movement-Religious, Political, Social, or otherwise — when it becomes an established institution, stops moving, and a movement that stops moving… Well, anything that stops moving and growing dies.

There has been a slight change by some Scientists promoting the Big Bang. Scientists are now modifying the Theory, saying that “there was not an explosion in Space, but an explosion of space.” You know, the Universe is expanding.

This is how they answer the question, “From where is the Universe expanding?” There is no center of the expansion, the universe is simply expanding at all points. Observers in any galaxy see most of the other galaxies in the universe moving away from them. The only answer to the question “Where did the Big Bang happen?” is that it occurred everywhere in the Universe. https://www.Wicc.dur.ac.uk/~tt/Lectures/Galaxies

So, I ask, “Why isn’t our Solar System also moving away from all itself, all its integral parts, too?” Why isn’t the moon expanding away from the Earth, Saturn from Uranus, and so on?

Maybe these Scientists are doing ‘shrooms to expand their minds along with the Universe.

Nevertheless, this modification is even more supportive of the Bible’s account. The Scientific Community can cite all the unsubstantiated mumbo jumbo they want, and they can make all the changes they want to their evolving Theory. But I’m sticking with God, Jesus, and the Bible, thank you.

I think everybody should, too.

From https://www.watermark.org/blog/consistency-god -

“Both Malachi 3:6 and Hebrews 13:8 declare that God is the same always and never ever changes. He is always good, always loving, always all-powerful. No matter how this world changes around us, we can trust God is consistent. He is the same yesterday, today, and Forever!”

Some will have the retort that I am using circular reasoning or begging the question. Okay. Then, isn’t Science doing the same thing? Besides, the Bible is experiential and supported by witnesses, while the Big Bang is not and cannot.

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D L Henderson

Born 1950; HS 1968; Born again 1972; Cornell ILR; Steward, Local President/Business Agent; Husband, father, grandfather; winner/loser/everything in between