A Godless Universe

big-bang-theory-rainbow-gravityOne of the latest scientific theories, or more accurately, an idea some scientists have postulated, suggests the universe did not have an origin, that there was no Big Bang. This concept, known coincidentally as Rainbow Gravity, is an attempt to resolve incompatibilities between quantum mechanics and general relativity.

In short, this idea that’s been around for about a decade, and which isn’t widely accepted by physicists, is based on gravity’s affect on different wavelengths of light, which can be seen in the colors of the rainbow (and thus the name).

Now scientists at Cern in Switzerland believe they might find miniature black holes which would reveal the existence of a parallel universe.

And if the holes are found at a certain energy, it could prove the controversial theory of ‘rainbow gravity’ which suggests that the universe stretches back into time infinitely with no singular point where it started, and no Big Bang.

The theory was postulated to reconcile Einstein’s theory of general relativity – which deals with very large objects, and quantum mechanics – which looks at the tiniest building blocks of the universe. (“Big bang could be debunked”)

I gather from my reading that the String Theory came into being to answer the same paradoxes.

We need a new theory allowing general relativity and quantum mechanics to coexist peacefully. This theory could attempt to solve the problems of each to bring them together. Or it might start afresh and establish completely new ideas of reality.

String theory is an example of such a theory. (“Why String Theory”)

At issue is our understanding of such things as black holes, parallel existence in multiverses, nonexistence, and the Big Bang. And God.

Of course none of the articles I read mentioned God. Because clearly He isn’t being considered as a possible answer to the paradoxes. Rather, these scientists are looking for the Theory of Everything (ToE).

In fact, as one commenter noted, they aren’t following the observe-describe pattern of actual science. Instead, they have reversed the order to be describe-observe. They see a conundrum and have developed an idea to resolve it. Now they’re looking to see if they can find evidence for their ideas. But the scientists don’t agree on what this unifying theory actually looks like.

I’m certain each of these intelligent, scholarly people has reason behind their ideas. What they don’t have is any particular evidence to believe Rainbow Gravity over String Theory or the ToE. And they also have no evidence to discount God as the Creator and Sustainer of all.

They see problems—this truth not meshing with that truth, or these paradoxes impossibly existing together—and they can’t find a unifying principle.

And there stands God, declaring that what He created shows us who He is:

For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. (Rom. 1:20)

The net result of humankind turning our back on God is what we have been witnessing more and more with each passing year: the rise of terrorism, the redefinition of marriage, corruption in high places, racial and ethnic divides, gender confusion, and more. Scripture says it plainly:

they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.

And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them. (Rom. 1:25-32, emphases mine)

I suggest every time we say it’s the woman’s right to choose, and we mean she can therefore kill her unborn baby, we are worshiping the creature instead of the Creator. I would also say that every time we say a person can choose the gender they feel they are instead of the one “assigned to them at birth,” we are worshiping the creature instead of the Creator. And I suggest when we say two people of the same gender can marry, we are worshiping the creature instead of the Creator.

As scientists struggle to understand the universe without God, so all of us struggle to understand morality without God. What is right and what is wrong?

It can’t be whatever I feel to be right, or the hateful man who shot nine Christians in their church would be morally right—it’s what he felt was right. So too with the radical Muslim terrorists who killed over sixty people last week in their suicide bombings.

There must be a different standard, a universal code of conduct that governs life beyond our feelings, because our feelings don’t always mesh with other people’s feelings. There is as much paradox between one person’s view of the world and another’s, as there is between quantum mechanics and general relativity.

We need a Theory of Everything.

Of course, some suggest tolerance is that something. Others have more recently put forth empathy. But neither of those work unless everyone agrees.

Again, God stands above us declaring that His grace is sufficient, that His love—His empathy—is the solution to our moral struggles. That which we can’t fix, He’s already put together and made available. And it’s a gift.

But in a godless universe, what God has revealed falls on deaf ears.

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7 Comments

  1. I always thought that Stephen Hawking’s search for the “Theory of Everything” is him searching for God without searching for God. If you think about it, a lot of these theories still can’t erase God because they require complexity in themselves to create things as complex as the universe. Same thing with the multiverse theory; the “mother universe” has to have complex mechanisms to be able to spew out an infinite or near-infinite amount of universes with so many different numerical values and constants.

    The way I see it, no matter where you turn, there’s God staring back at you. Like Nietzche: “If you stare long enough into the abyss, the abyss stares long into you.” That’s because behind the abyss is God.

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  2. What a powerful blog. We will do anything to “disprove” God, won’t we? But in the end, we can’t.

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  4. I appreciate your post. Sometimes I feel like I can’t make a difference in the world, because it truly is as you described it, a godless universe. The evil one is ruling for a short, temporary time until Jesus comes. But as he said, take heed, for I have conquered the earth. I pray for the unsaved, and that people like you and I can shine on until then. God Bless. 🙂

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  5. Great article. Scientists and their pride refuse to acknowledge one ‘Greater!’ than they are. Some are stubborn in their arrogance (though I’ve met some very humble ones who acknowlege God’s greatness!).
    It reminds me of a tv show I once watched about Volcanos and how some young scientists discovered a correlation between certain seismic patterns indicating a Volcano was about to errupt! The big fancy pants scientists gave them no acknowlegment. Ignored their findings, and stuck their noses up at the newcomers.
    When the young newcomers heard that some scientists were going to go into a volcano, (with a fleet of camera crews who caught their event on film) the newcomers urgently warned them that the volcano was about to rumble while they were in it- The scientists ignored such puny advice, went in the volcanos, cameras filming, and were then hit on the heads and injured as the volcano rumbled and rocks fell upon them. I don’t recall if any died, but many were injured, one or two were severely injured. Point being, Scientists can get all wrapped up in their own heads, and not see the forest for the trees, or the eruption for the seismic, or the Wonder of God for the infinite mystery of the universe….

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  6. Good message. Whenever an atheist tries to disprove God or the idea of a god itself their comments can also be countered.

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  7. A great post! I wrote about a theory of everything in my post “What If Everything Is Quantum?” My hypothesis is that everything, not only physical things but history, the development of life, culture, sports, and so forth, can be best understood in quantum terms. I start with the rather old cat in a box illustration of quantum thinking and show that such an idea can account for everything that occurs and still leave a place for acts of God that are not accessible to science. Please give it a read. Thanks.

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