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God, The Beginning and the Big Bang: 10 Quick Points [Updated]

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1)      If the universe has only been in existence for a finite amount of time, then it is rational to believe that the universe began to exist. If the big bang theory is true, it provides strong evidence that our universe has only existed for a finite amount of time and, therefore, that our universe began to exist.

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God, Design and the Multiverse

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Scientists have increasingly become aware that the universe is ‘just right’ for life. If any one of a number of features of the universe had been even slightly different, life as we know it would be impossible.

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Carroll, Craig, Causes and Explanations

When assessing Sean Carroll’s arguments against William Lane Craig, it is essential to remember that Craig is arguing that physics cannot completely and fully explain the universe. Physics points beyond itself to a transcendent cause. We mention this because so many of Carroll’s objections to Craig seem question begging.

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The Case for God in Seven Minutes or Less….

While taking part in a debate on the existence of God at the Literific Society at Queen’s University Belfast, I had to give a seven minute speech. (This is slightly different from what I actually said since I tried to include some responses to objections that had been raised.) 

In claiming that there is a God, I am not claiming that we can logically establish the existence of God with complete certainty.

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Is the Size of the Universe Evidence for Atheism?

A Critique of the “Argument from Scale”

An unusual, yet popular, objection to Christian theism is that the sheer size of the universe is evidence against God’s existence. On the face of it, this seems like an odd objection. Surely the larger the universe, the greater the power of its creator?

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