This nonsense that [we] atheists believe something came from nothing is utter nonsense.
Your understanding of atheists is lacking. The only people that say we atheists believe we come from nothing is your pastors. Keep parroting their ignorance You live for the god of the gaps, but those gaps are closing rapidly with new knowledge we gain everyday.
No. Most Atheists believe in the science of the Big Bang, as explained by Einstein. Just before the big bang, an immense amount of matter was contained in a tiny space. The Hadron Collider experiments are designed to learn more about this.
The Big Bang was the introduction of all the information that comprises our universe at once. Since there are no other places in the natural world that we know of where information can completely disappear or reappear, then the Big Bang is most certainly an anomaly.
Mathematics suggests that it was the ignition of one of many similar universes, and such creation of universes is routine under some other conditions.
Looking into a microscope, and looking into a telescope, we see that there is no end. Things keep unfolding into sub-levels, and sub-sub-levels. Physicists thought the atom was the end, but the deeper they looked, they find even more mysteries and incomprehensible quantum functions.
Where does it go and why? It is a great and fascinating mystery. Our humanity compels us to search for the meaning of existence. Atheists generally, through science, can show that life has no meaning and we are insignificant. This can be corroborated by the clear lifelessness of the cosmos and the remoteness, and infinitesimal measurements taken by science through the ages.
Others, including Christians have an instinct that it is not so meaningless and reducible. That despite the apparent nature of things, as shown by science, there is still some unseen or higher power.
You’d do good if you sat and read a book other than the bible. Educate yourselves, get to know your “enemy” inside and out. Then, build your argument on facts, not shit you heard someone else say. Now, if you did that, you wouldn’t be Christian, would you?
Hundred years ago, few people were educated. Women had a dozen children each and many died in childbirth. Now, we have health care and education. Now we have freedom of (depending), and freedom from, religion. Life is improving. My hope is that life, health care, education, freedom of expression, will all improve. The overall quality of life will improve and more people will live with love and compassion.
Another idiotic argument you guys love recycling: Man did not come from monkeys; humans and apes share an ancient ancestor.
Just because we do not believe in Christianity doesn’t mean we have all the answers about the universe. It means that, unlike you, we are trying to find out on our own and move society forward with progress, instead of going through another Dark Ages that your religion caused.
Since we’re on the topic of nothing coming from nothing: Where is mommy and daddy god? Did your god come from nothing? Looks like it to me. Do they realize that science has yet to give an answer to where the matter came from? So since you don’t know there must be a god. If I ask you what created god. You will say nothing, he is eternal. Thus invoking the special pleading fallacy.
Someone said Christians don’t understand basic science, but I’d say they don’t understand how quantum mechanics works; which is hardly basic science. But then people won’t believe things if they can’t understand it, and saying God did it is a lot easier for Christians as well as other religious people in other religions to understand.