Questions on The Big Bang
Questions critics could ask..
What caused the singularity to exist in the first place?
Since only two elements were present at the time of The Big Bang where did we get all the others from?
An explosion like this may explain stars and planets but not the beginnings of life
People and animals
People and animals
Because humans were made in the image of God and given the 'breath of life' Christians believe that humans have a soul
Animals do not have souls and therefore do not enjoy life after death
This means that human life is specail and sacred
It also means humans have duties and responsibilities that animals dont have
Christians are divided as to which uses of animals are acceptable and which are not, the bible doesnt give clear instrucstions on this, e.g what food should and should not be eaten
Bible teaches that the earth was made by God and that dominion over it was given to Adam and Eve, some Christians belkieve this means they can do whatever they like with the earth, plants, animals ect, others believe it was given to them so they could act as stewards to God
What Christians believe they should do for the earth:
Care, protect and preserve the earth and its species
Recognise that it belongs to God and that they are only looking after it
Not be greedy (take more than they need)
Not judge sucsess on how much they consume
Care for the poor and needy
Christians may therefore be active in envriomental groups/ charaties
Qoutes: Creation and stewardship
'So God created man in his own image. In the image of God he created him, male and female he created them'
'The Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and the man became a living being.'
'And God said, 'Let there be light': and there was light''
'The earth is the lords, and all that is in it. The world and those who live in it'