Skip to comments.God was behind Big Bang, universe no accident: Pope Benedict
Posted on 01/06/2011 12:57:47 PM PST by SeekAndFind
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) God's mind was behind complex scientific theories such as the Big Bang, and Christians should reject the idea that the universe came into being by accident, Pope Benedict said on Thursday.
"The universe is not the result of chance, as some would want to make us believe," Benedict said on the day Christians mark the Epiphany, the day the Bible says the three kings reached the site where Jesus was born by following a star.
"Contemplating it (the universe) we are invited to read something profound into it: the wisdom of the creator, the inexhaustible creativity of God," he said in a sermon to some 10,000 people in St Peter's Basilica on the feast day.
While the pope has spoken before about evolution, he has rarely delved back in time to discuss specific concepts such as the Big Bang, which scientists believe led to the formation of the universe some 13.7 billion years ago.
Researchers at CERN, the nuclear research center in Geneva, have been smashing protons together at near the speed of light to simulate conditions that they believe brought into existence the primordial universe from which stars, planets and life on earth -- and perhaps elsewhere -- eventually emerged.
Some atheists say science can prove that God does not exist, but Benedict said that some scientific theories were "mind limiting" because "they only arrive at a certain point ... and do not manage to explain the ultimate sense of reality ..."
He said scientific theories on the origin and development of the universe and humans, while not in conflict with faith, left many questions unanswered.
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Works for me.
check out the hateful comments by the atheists under the comments.
The scientific aspects of our development is simply God’s recipe for our creation. It shows that something comes from somewhere, not nothing.
Agreed - from a non-Catholic... But the Pope makes sense on this one.
Talk about having to review the basics for the truly ignorant.
You bet your life He was. Good for the Pope to say so clearly.
I’m happy for the science guys to delve into the “hows” of the creation of the universe. Whatever they find is sure to be fascinating, it always is.
God is the author of the universe. I’m not sure why some think the “how” negates somehow the “who”. It never does.
I gather from this that the Pope believes in Intelligent Design...
Go Pope B!
Non Catholic Pope Dittos..you tell em BENE!!!
God’s Word is not number one with the RCC but their man made doctrine. It’s no wonder how the Pope is mislead.
God spoke the world into existence - something ‘man’ can’t wrap their heads around - so they inserting what ‘they think’.
Man with their human senses cannot understand the Supernatural - so they agree with whatever man comes up with what makes ‘sense’ to them. The blind leading the blind.
Can't say that he does:
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Big bang theory makes sense. God said “BANG!” and the universe came into existence.
What I gather is no has no idea who God is.
I doubt that it is Intelligent Design so much as the concept that the origin of the universe as well as evolution ARE God’s plan and design, despite man’s interpretation of “God’s word” (Genesis). It always amazes me that man can be so arrogant as to believe that he knows the mind and will of God. God does not have the limitations that man would attribute to his creations.
So, the Pope is saying God started the universe with a bang but has left it alone since? What is the difference between the concept of God creating the universe and the concept of Intelligent Design?
If the Pope believes that God did not intend to create Man by deliberate purposeful action, then all of Christianity collapses. That would be a strange thing for the Pope to say.
Bible says the three kings reached the site where Jesus was born by following a star.
Hmmm not quite.
According to God Himself, he didn’t create the sun, moon or stars until the 4th day.
But He says He created light on the first. Which would make sense only today when we consider the speed of light and the distance of the stars.
So the Bible tells us He actually created light first and put it in motion before their sources were created. Otherwise most of our night sky would still be pitch black.
Truth is, it’s so far beyond our understanding that to give a guy with a telescope and a calculator the crown that he actually KNOWS what he’s talking about and how it all came to be is beyond absurd. Big Bang? How about Big Suckers?
Actually, if the Bible were our only source, we don’t even know how many Magis there were (how they got to be called “Kings” is another issue).