Creation of the Universe: "God vs. Big Bang"

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By modern standards, we define the universe as the ever-expanding collection of everything that has ever existed anywhere, the entirety of space and time. We have yet to answer where this totality of all that exists came from; we have yet to discover its true genesis. The struggle to resolve this mystery has further fueled the endless battle between science and religion to discover and to prove the true origins of existence. Throughout this search, it must be noted that all ideas regarding the creation of our universe will remain as such—simply ideas—as no conclusive proof can ever be found to determine the beginning of an event which occurred billions of years ago. Truth is an elusive concept, one which relies less on fact than it does on individual perception; as such, it is evident to see that scientific criticisms of religious creation theories are without substance. These theories were simply perceived by the world of science to be physically impossible to support their own beliefs, whereas religious criticisms of the Big Bang theory are based on proven fact, rather than interpretation. In addition to this scientific bias, the Big Bang Theory is greatly flawed in its inability to explain proven scientific ideas about our universe which contradict the theory in its entirety. Yet still, the most conclusive proof of the supremacy of the idea of God as the creator is the singularity in the Big Bang theory that cannot be proven: everything with a beginning in time must have a beginner, one not accounted for in this scientific theory. Information pertaining to the creation of the universe, or lack thereof, suggests that the idea of a Divine Creator, as opposed to the Big Bang Theory, is the most reasonable premise regarding how our universe came to exist. In examining the scientific oppositions of religious creation theories, the most prominent idea regarded by
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