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23-05-2017, 08:48 PM
RE: Where does it come from ?
(01-05-2017 06:29 AM)Rahn127 Wrote:  I was watching an episode of the Atheist Experience and a caller was asking "Where did the universe come from ?"

Aside from idle curiosity, why does it matter?

Your life will not measurably change, knowing the answer to the Origin of the Universe.

The enemy numbered six hundred - including women and children - and we abolished them utterly, leaving not even a baby alive to cry for its dead mother. This is incomparably the greatest victory that was ever achieved by the Christian soldiers of the United States. -- Mark Twain
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23-05-2017, 08:55 PM
RE: Where does it come from ?
(23-05-2017 08:48 PM)Mircea Wrote:  
(01-05-2017 06:29 AM)Rahn127 Wrote:  I was watching an episode of the Atheist Experience and a caller was asking "Where did the universe come from ?"

Aside from idle curiosity, why does it matter?

Your life will not measurably change, knowing the answer to the Origin of the Universe.

For many theists, "Where did the universe come from?" is a loaded question with a conditioned answer. It works as a thought-terminating cliche for them.
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24-05-2017, 09:15 PM
RE: Where does it come from ?
(23-05-2017 08:48 PM)Mircea Wrote:  
(01-05-2017 06:29 AM)Rahn127 Wrote:  I was watching an episode of the Atheist Experience and a caller was asking "Where did the universe come from ?"

Aside from idle curiosity, why does it matter?

Your life will not measurably change, knowing the answer to the Origin of the Universe.

It matters on how we address the question.
Some religious people add something very complex to attempt to explain the existence of our very complex universe.

They seem to think that very complex things require something else that is also very complex.

How we address the question is the main issue.
If we accept any fantasy answer, then we only show that we are gullible.
If we don't know the answer, then the honest answer is "We don't know."
But in this particular case the question is poorly formed from a person who is ignorant of what we do know about the expansion of our universe.

Knowing how to address it helps to prevent you from believing some bullshit that an ignorant person might say.

Insanity - doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results
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