How does evoultion and the big bang theory disprove God?

Even if these things are 100% true, why is this used as an arguement to disprove the existance of a God?


27 Answers

  • doug s
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
    Best answer

    It doesn't, not directly at least and barely indirectly. What it does is point out that the Church, God's supposed avatar on earth, has been wrong about just about everything since the dawn of recorded time. Many atheists will point to this as saying, "Their organised religion is obviously wrong therefore their God is a false one."

    In my opinion anyone, theist or atheist, who says they know either way about the state of the existence of God is mixing knowledge with belief. No one knows. Not even close.

    The only way you could disprove god would be with finding two things:

    1. Proof of how the universe was created. Not theories, but documented proof that becomes accepted scientific law. We're centuries away from that at best.

    2. Proof of the origin of the concept of God. Most atheists say they know where this came from, they don't. They think they do but none have proof. No one can say, "It was Fred Ug the cave man. He came up with it." In order to do that we'd need to follow the concept back and plot where we believe it originated and then travel back in time and search to see when the first idea of the the divine hits mankind. We know when humans start doing burial rights so it's probably around then.

  • 4 years ago

    It has always intrigued me that there should be two distinct trends in Christian attitudes towards the Big Bang theory: 1) The Big Bang theory CONFIRMS what the bible has been saying all along 2) The Big Bang theory is a SLAP in the face of Chrsitan belief. Both factions appear quite strong today. The idea that there's some central dichotomy between godless Big Bangers and god-fearing anti-Big Bangers is a myth, mostly perpetuated by the anti-Big Bang crowd. And yet even within this anti-Big Bang Christian crowd, there's still no consensus as to WHY they oppose the Big Bang theory. Some are Biblical inerrantists, arguing that the Big Bang theory flat out contradicts the Genesis story, and therefore is a heresy, others say that the Big Bang theory is an extension of Darwinism (see other answerers here) and therefore inhuman, and still others say the Big Bang theory suggests that "things sprung out of nothing and that's just logically impossible", and thus denies the very existence of God, as your question asks about. This list is hardly exhaustive. But the root cause of all of this is due to the fact that science is about having ever-changing (evolving?) views of the world and cosmos around us, because it's about learning new things through observation and deductions, while much of religion is conservative, "facts and truth" supposedly as unvarying as the medieval concept of stars in the celestial heavens. We know how just how violent and changing these stars out there, and we should be thankful to God that we happen to live in a pretty quiet stellar neighborhood.

  • Maya R
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Neither evolution nor the big band theory disprove the existence of god. But there are a lot of people who take a very literal interpretation of the Bible and as such, find it difficult

    to harmonise the two ideas with those on the Bible.

    It is worth noting that as far as theories go the big bang

    one has had its day and more and more scientists are finding other more interesting theories that take into account quantum

    effects which classical big bang theorists ignored.

  • Russ
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    No, it does not disprove God. It only contradicts what the bible says about creation process, time, etc. This is enough to get fundie theists jumpy and attacks science.

    Atheists don't usually use evolution and big bang theory to disprove God. It is theists' job to prove God's existence; NOT atheists' job to disprove. There is no such thing as proving negative.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Ironically they don't disprove God.

    And they generally aren't used as an argument to disprove the existance of God.

    It's usually the believers in God who claim this.

    Not the non-believers.

    Not to mention that there are plenty of people who believe in God, but also accept the facts regarding evolution and the big bang.

  • 1 decade ago

    They don't, a gross lack of evidence to support gods and the supernatural is the argument to disprove the existence of god.

    Evolution and the big bang are theories (substanciated ones at that) that define and describe our existence. To me, they explain how we got here a hell of a lot better than, "let there be light, and there was"!


  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    They don't but they provide a good stand alone argument. I am an atheist and I believe in the Big Bang and evolution. I don't think there is a God but if the idea of God is true and he is omnipotent then you could simply say he was behind both and the Bible is metaphorical.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Bible says that God created the earth in six literal days and rested on the seventh.

    If God used evolution, that doesn't line up with what the Bible says and if one part of the Bible is a lie, the whole thing is.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    They certainly don't disprove "god" as a concept, but it's quite a blow to the biblical god as it is quite a contradiction to the scripture, which is a person's only possible basis for believing that specific god.

  • Snark
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Depends on which god.

    It doesn't disprove every god concept... but then again, proving a negative is impossible.

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