Where Do We Come From?
As the lovely human beings that we are, we are naturally curious about where we came from, why we are here, how we got here, and what our purpose is here on this beautiful planet. Every religion, culture, or indigenous people probably has their own origin story. This week on our podcast we discussed God and origin stories and whether or not it’s important that the two go hand-in-hand. Was God involved in creation? Is the creation story necessary, and does God interact with creation?
As mentioned above, humans are curious creatures that want to know absolutely everything about everything so of course we would want to know where we came from. Origin stories exist for most religions, cultures, or specific groups of people. These stories serve to satiate our need to know how we got here and where we fit on the timeline of all of creation. This leads me to one particular origin story, and that is the one from the bible.
Did God Create Everything?
I've come to the conclusion that God and the Big Bang are the same thing, it just depends on which you choose to call it. I for one, am of the opinion that the big bang theory is the way of creation. It would, however, make sense that what caused the creation of everything, people would want to worship, therefore calling it a God. I don't feel the need to worship whatever created everything because I don't believe it was God that did it.
Interaction With Creation
My conclusion that God and the Big Bang are one and the same goes along with my opinion that God does not interact with creation. I believe everything was created and then left alone to run its course. This only makes sense if the big bang was the cause of creation, because Christians believe that God interacts with creation. I am no witness to God interacting with creation, though Christians would claim that I just choose not to see it.
Creation Doesn't Necessarily Need A God
Origin stories don't necessarily need a God. The Big Bang theory describes creation without a God. It's important to note that not all origin stories answer every question about creation. I am not an expert on the Big Bang theory nor am I an expert on the Genesis creation story. I have no idea how everything was created but I lean more towards the Big Bang theory. Our mind and body are powerful things. We can meditate and slow our breathing, our heart, and other organs. Women can so strongly believe that they are pregnant and their body will begin to think that she is pregnant and react in such a way. Amputees can feel limbs that are no longer there and Christian's can so strongly believe that there is a God and they believe that there is. This goes for every religion or belief system. We are stubborn creatures with brains that are so misunderstood. Are we all crazy? Probably.
I respect everyone's beliefs about creation and I am not here to say which one is right and which one is wrong, nor am I here to argue. What do you think about the origin of everything?