Creationist Wisdom #502: The Big Bang Explained

Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Buffalo News of Buffalo, New York. The letter is titled Big Bang does require prior existence of God, and it has a comments section at the end.

Today’s writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, so we’ll use only her first name, which is JoAnn. Excerpts from her letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!

This is a confirmation of the article in the Dec. 21 Viewpoints section regarding Pope Francis’ recent affirmation of the plausibility of the Big Bang. This theory, as the pope indicates, does not deny the existence of God, but in fact, requires God’s prior existence for creation.

You already know what the Pope said, and you also know that it wasn’t anything new for Catholics, but we’ll link to our post about it anyway: Pope Francis, Evolution, & the Big Bang. Then JoAnn goes way beyond the Pope. She says:

Science today has demonstrated that perhaps an infinite amount of energy is required to produce even the basic building blocks of the universe.

What??? Let’s read on:

Energy by definition is “the ability to do work.”

Okay. Now what will JoAnn do with that? Brace yourself, here it comes:

To my mind, love is the greatest force of energy, and love is the very definition of God.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! She continues:

Perhaps the eternal union in and of itself of the three persons of the Triune God (Father, Son and Spirit) results in the creation and the release of the energy needed for creation – the Big Bang.

Wow — JoAnn has solved the problem of the origin of the Big Bang! But she’s not done yet. Here’s more:

Isn’t this re-created in a very finite way when a man and woman unite in love and procreation?

[*Curmudgeon blushes*] This is a shocking perspective on the Big Bang! And now we come to the end:

We are indeed “created in the image and likeness of God.” We may actually mirror God’s action of creation!

Yes. Yes!! And perhaps, with all the human activity of that sort going on all the time, it also explains the Multiverse. Verily, dear reader, this letter is a great addition to our collection.

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18 responses to “Creationist Wisdom #502: The Big Bang Explained

  1. Richard Bond

    Well, I was going to comment, but how can one comment on something so incoherent?

  2. JoAnn posits, “Isn’t this [the Big Bang] re-created in a very finite way when a man and woman unite in love and procreation?”

    Ah! So that’s where the slang definition of “banging” originated. Now we know.

  3. And what if they unite without any love involved? (I’ve heard that sometimes happens…). Or if they use effective contraception?

  4. I would say what a load of moronic silly stupidity. I would say so but she does not deserve the compliment.

  5. Dave Luckett

    One of the really, really interesting things I find about “Bible-believing Christians” is how they turn facts into metaphors and vice-versa, operating with a ready insouciance that confounds those of us who were brought up to regard the two as distinct. This is a truly striking example of the art.

  6. So, Jo Ann is suggesting the Big Bang was a threesome!

    Right on!! I’m jiggy wid it!!

  7. To Dave L.:We constantly turn facts and observations into metaphors. There are a couple in your note! Insouciance and confound. Now don’t confound me insouciantly with a bible thumper. Maybe that is why bible thumpers thump the bible- hoping to reproduce the Big Bang.

  8. Of course, JoAnn” assumes that there was nothing at all (except God, of course) before the Big Bang.

    The problem is, we don’t know that. Some versions of modern quantum theory have universes springing into existence all the time as “daughter” universes to previously existing ones or as quantum fluctuations in an unimaginably vast, perhaps infinite, greater universe. Then there’s the cyclical universe idea, which maintains that before the Big Bang there was a Big Crunch, as an earlier universe reached the limits of its expansion and collapsed–and perhaps an infinite number of bangs and crunches before that, and an infinite number of crunches and bangs yet to come.

    We don’t k now–but scientists at least are trying to find out, rather than merely taking it on faith that the answer is provided in a book written when people thought the earth was flat and the sun revolved around it.

  9. This is a very inspirational letter. I think I can put it to good use: “After we finish this dinner, my dear, I’ll take you back to my place and show you how the universe began.”

  10. Hey, Curmie, call me maybe.


  11. Just a simple man

    So you’re saying you are going to ask her for a threesome? Anyone we might know?

  12. “To my mind, love is the greatest force of energy, and love is the very definition of God.”
    Pssst, JoAnn, JK Rowling is not a teacher physics. If you think otherwise I challenge you to move your car using love and only love.

    “[*Curmudgeon blushes*]”
    Is our dear SC shy to admit that he creates a Big Bang regulary in bed with his partner? No need to, SC – I have been doing so since more than 30 years.

    “show you how the universe began.”
    Now that’s the spirit! But next time I do I hope the thought of JoAnn won’t cross my mind, as the resulting cosmic giggling will prevent any spiritual explosion.

  13. I spend my whole day loving my utilities, but the local gas & electric company still keeps sending me a bill – what’s up with that?

  14. Kenny Walter

    Hmmmm? Wonder what Mr JoAnn has goin on in Buffalo that has her so Big Banged and worked up over? Or she’s just readying for the next 19 kids and counting reality show.

  15. Some bangs just aren’t that big. Or that analogous, if you catch my double entendre…

  16. I always suspected the universe was the result of planned parenthood. It does sound less nasty than being the result of matter that was forcefully ejected from a collapsing black hole.

  17. I glanced at the Pope’s article. You are right; nothing new there. Besides, I cant abide anyone who thinks dogs wont go to heaven. I will wander Purgatory forever rather than go without my Fozzie.

  18. Actually I know how the BigBang started. I read about it in an old book so I know it is true…..
    Some trans-dimensional physicists where splitting large atoms when they noticed that every now and then the atoms expanded greatly and their trans-dimensional microscope shows worlds and suns.
    So Physics WINS!!!! Screw gawd!!!!
    The book is a short story by the anti-christ Asimov