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Explain this to me Atheist

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Published on Dec 27, 2008

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Dr Shaym
We don't know how the universe came to exist. Nobody does. We're working to find out, but we might never know. However, I would say that admitting when you don't know something and striving to find the answer is better than just saying, "God did it". "God did it" is not a satisfactory answer because it has no explanatory power. It has no explanatory power because anybody could substitute "God" with whatever they want. "Allah did it." "Vishnu did it." "Fairies did it." It's not an answer. If you accept it as an answer, then you're demonstrating that you don't really want to know. By the way, atheists aren't mad at God anymore than you're mad at leprechauns.
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Matt Dragos
As an Atheist I was drawn to this video simply because of the title, obviously. But I knew before even watching it that I had an answer to the question presented, although it may not satisfy the average religious person. What caused the Big Bang? I don`t know, or should I say we don`t know. Religious people, whether they be Christian, Muslim, Hindu, or any of the other minor ones "believe" that a God created everything they know and see, specifically their God. It is a scientific fact that we as humans have no idea how the Universe got here or how it came to be, but religious people jump to conclusions and proclaim that a man with immense power crafted everything in the Universe. They are scared to say "I don`t know," and it gives them comfort to think that they know how it all came to be. Rational and open minded people on the other hand embrace that phrase because it leads to more questions and in theory, more amazing answers. Here is my question to religious people: If you claim that your God had infinite intelligence and power to create the Universe so that we as humans could thrive as a species, instead of creating 500 billion galaxies of hostile space, why not create endless lightyears of land so people could flourish? 
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Bucketheadhead
Where did the universe come from? As far as we know, 14 billion years ago there was a reaction which caused gasses to eventually over a very long time become the galaxies we see today.  Why? For no reason whatsoever, why does the Earth spin around the Sun? Because the laws of physics dictate as such, for no other reason.   When people didn't know that the Earth orbited the sun they thought that some higher power was in control of this.  We know now why the sun goes up and down everyday.  We may not know exactly what caused the Big Bang, but saying "we don't know, ergo God" is as fallacious as it was to think a god made the sun go up and down everyday 2000 years ago.  
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Andria Houston
"We don't know, yet" is the most reasonable stance. 
batabatonica
Atheists: The world created itself Christians: nothing comes from nothing, god created the world Atheitsts: Nothing comes from nothing uh? where did god came from? Christians: Well.....em......braincrash
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The Spectator
According to your faith: Nothing created God. God created everything. Therefore,  Nothing created everything. Explain it yourself.
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Kafanska TV
It didn't have to come from anywhere. It's NOT impossible that it always existed and is probably the right answer. It may simply change form, over time being swallowed by black holes, compressed into a tiny spot then exploding and expanding again. Or black holes could be creating other universes by taking matter from this one. We still don't know what's on the other side of a black hole and they may hold the key to this question. The fact is we don't know exactly, but scientists are making assumption that are grounded in reality, and are trying to test those assumptions to see if they may be true or not. Religion on the other hand, in lack of any real answer, makes up supernatural claims that can't be checked for validity. And no, you cannot assume matter couldn't have always existed. You'd need to explain why and you don't, you simply say ''it couldn't have''. As far as we know NOTHING was ever ''created''. All that we see in this world is matter ''modified'' by energy to take a certain form. From plants and animals to anything that we humans have made. We've just taken existing matter and applied energy to modify it into some other form. Even basic physics will tell you matter and energy can't be created or destroyed, just change form. On the other hand, where and how did god come to be? How come a fully conscious being with magical powers can exist eternally yet matter and energy couldn't?
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Grumpy Dai
thats a loaded question. the correct question would be how our universe came to be. big bang is the answer. what happened before that is unknown.  the thing is, if we dont know something, we cant start making shit up (god). thats dishonest and moronic.
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fred col
"I have a very simple question... where did the universe come from, and why?". You might want to look up the definition of 'simple'.
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RyogaHibikiPigDance
There was a time when people didn't know why the sky is blue. That didn't automatically mean God is making the sky blue. It meant that we didn't have the scientific knowledge at the time to figure it out. We also don't have the knowledge at this time to say what existed before the universe. That doesn't mean GOD! The argument of "I don't know so GOD!" is really stupid.
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