what if the universe never had a beginning ? There is this interesting article that I read the other day that made me remember the time I was in a deep philosophical conversation with a Muslim friend of mine. We were contemplating the origins of universe, he said " Allah created everything". I told him " what if the universe always existed and had no essential beginning ?"
He argued, saying that it didn't make sense and gave me a folk story for his reasoning of why universe couldn't have always existed. To this day I still think the universe is eternal and has always existed I feel that big bang may have been a product of potential energy. Anti-theism is the denial of existence of a god, but from a lot research I think there is deeper fear within certain believers whom are uncertain in their faith in a deity and are curious about atheistic approach into understanding the world in which we live in oppose to the denial in the existence of something that neither can be proven or disproven to exist. Atheism is not the denial of the existence of a deity it is the simply the understanding that there is no physical evidence that a deity exists, therefore it shouldn't be acknowledged.
Atheism is more about experiencing the world as it is oppose to injecting it with less than useful ideas that doesn't lead to any sort of progression. Instead of propagating stagnation and apathy in the world around us. Atheism is about getting people to question and study the natural world around us and simultaneously find a compassion for themselves, the people they love, and natural world around them. My friend's Islamic perception was interesting, though at the time I was curious about Islam it appealed to me because I was still becoming aware of my atheistic view and Islam's ideal of god, although similar to Christian and Jewish understanding of god seemed interesting and captured some of the ideals I thought of. Although, I knew Islam wasn't for me, but I was glad that I went to the mosque with my friend to experience Islam. I think everyone from whichever faith they are should at least experience beauty of Islam at least once in their lives.
For the individual whom believes in M-theory, Super-string theory etc. these are prominent examples of the theory of everything that combines general relativity to quantum mechanics. The universe as we know it is still unveiling its mystery to us. I think in time our understanding of universe will paint a better picture where humanity might be going (this is a thought for the future). What are some thoughts regarding said article http://earthsky.org/space/what-if-the-universe-had-no-beginning.
Wonderful blog! I did a discussion on this topic in Disturbing Current Events and it was a study. Now I can't not locate it. It is a discussion about the Big Bang Theory being wrong. If I find it I will give you the link! Bright Blessings!