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Do Christians believe in the big bang?

Asked by MilkyWay (13723points) October 25th, 2010

Most of the people I’ve met say that Christians don’t believe that the big bang happened but recently I asked my science teacher who’s a Methodist if he did and he said he did believe in it.
What’s the general view on this?
Is it because he’s a METHODIST Christian or is it just an individual belief?

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IchtheosaurusRex's avatar

The term “Christian” applies to over 2 billion people, so it’s impossible to make that kind of generalization. Liberal Protestant sects like the United Methodists do not subscribe to a literal interpretation of the Bible and generally believe there are no inconsistencies between matter of faith and matters of fact.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

As @IchtheosaurusRex there are far too many people that identify as Christian to possibly make a generalization. Beliefs vary widely among them.

Cruiser's avatar

You don’t have to be an atheist to believe in the big bang nor do you have to be Christian to believe in God though there are some who would like to keep things nice and tidy with those distinctions.

Aster's avatar

Not sure but since Terence McKenna thinks it’s nonsense he may be the one to listen to! LOL

poisonedantidote's avatar

There are over 33.000 denominations of Christianity, some do believe in it, some don’t.

downtide's avatar

Those Christians who are also Creationists don’t. But not all Christians are Creationists.

Winters's avatar

Let there be light = Big bang perhaps?

serenityNOW's avatar

They don’t believe in it, although they do say it was very loud…

MilkyWay's avatar

I’ll ask him what church he goes to next time

filmfann's avatar

I am a Baptist, and I believe in the Big Bang.

josie's avatar

I do not practice any faith. There is no God
But when I was a kid, I went to Christian Sunday school while my parents went to church. I learned the following
1. Christians believe that there is a God
2. They believe He sent his only “son” Jesus, to Earth, as a sort of messenger from the Great Beyond.
3.They believe that Jesus was a human being while on Earth, but he was killed, and then ROSE FROM THE DEAD, thus proving his bona fides as something other than human and as having a relationship with God.

They said nothing, one way or the other, about the Big Bang.

Harold's avatar

As many others have said, there are a wide variety of beliefs in Christianity. Personally, I don’t know if there was a big bang or not, but believe that if there was, it was part of the creative process that God used. I like the T shirt I saw the other day:
“Millions of years ago there was nothing, and then it exploded…...”

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

I am a believer and I believe in the Big Bang, but not in the construct that most scientist try to cram down my throat.

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