Difficult Questions for Atheists? Part 2: Something from Nothing

Many Christians seem to have a hard time understanding viewpoints outside of their Biblical narrative. Hopefully this post is helpful in sparking some sort of understanding.

Finding Truth

You can find part 1 here.

As I said in the last post, my friend UnkleE gave me a series of questions recently that he believes present difficult problems for an atheist’s worldview. I had forgotten, but we’ve actually had similar discussions before, and you can find them here, here, and here (thanks for the reminder, Howie).

Anyway, this time around, one of the questions UnkleE asked was this:

How did something arise out of nothing? (Or how can a series of events have no start?)

As my regular readers know, I was a devout, fundamentalist Christian for many years. When my doubts began reaching their peak, I still didn’t seriously question the existence of God. While I was approaching certainty that the Judeo-Christian god couldn’t be real, questions like the one above led me to join the camp of numerous others who were certain that…

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2 Responses to Difficult Questions for Atheists? Part 2: Something from Nothing

  1. truthspew says:

    How did something come from nothing, I’ll tell you how. We’re barely glimpsing the universe right now. But the quantum world is very strange. What you see as empty space may actually be filled with quantum entanglements, etc.

    • jasonjshaw says:

      There is a lot of mystery still to be understood. The quantum world sure does sound interesting!

      It’s anyone’s guess as to what’s really out there – what’s important is that we continue to look for a better understanding of the actual nature of existence.

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