The Epic proportions of nothingness
When considering the term nothing as in the Big Bang theory, where everything in the universe came out of nothing. My question to somebody who adheres to this theory is to describe or identify what nothing is. For instance, can nothing be measured or weighed, does it have meaningful attributes that can be called something?
Augustine dealt with this meaningless theory and said God created the world out of nothing. His words set the tone that commits the question how can an explosion of nothing create something. Take what must be in existence for an explosion to occur. You must have at least two opposing chemicals or materials that cannot cohabitate an area without a reaction that will come apart or destroy the composed section of something.
As in the opening question, for this big bang theory to become real something outside of this emptiness must be responsible for the continuous expansion of the massive universe that continues to expand.
That entity can only be God. Since God is eternal, there is no beginning for the Trinity and therefore he is the power that created everything in the universe, including man. If there is no past in eternity and therefore no past with God, the universe was not a new creation, but the continuing presence of God and all that he chose to make. Again, if there was such a thing as a big bang explosion it would have been God taking nothing and creating something.
The question of when it was made becomes a past participle without any substance. When using the adverb when we suggest that there once was in the past an interjection of a created universe. We must be careful when deciding that since again in eternity there is no past tense. So since God has no beginning, as he always is, then creation might also have an original present tense. This may well become a deep question of eternal entities we may not understand. However, trying to comprehend the deep mystery of eternal elements we must first rely on our creator who is and always will be.
Any time you are asked to explain why the big bang theory is hyper-bole, ask them to give you an exact identification of what nothing is. If it created something out of nothing, then nothing has to have features to identify it. They will be able solve a rubik's cube many times over and never come up with an answer.
Ralph B. Hathaway