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My teacher said that the Catholic Church accepts the Big Bang Theory as the creation of the Universe. Is this true?

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In 1951, Pope Pius XII gave a speech before the Pontifical Academy of Sciences discussing the Big Bang theory: "…it would seem that present-day science, with one sweep back across the centuries, has succeeded in bearing witness to the august instant of the primordial Fiat Lux [Let there be Light], when along with matter, there burst forth from nothing a sea of light and radiation, and the elements split and churned and formed into millions of galaxies."

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I doubt it. but I'm not catholic.

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I don't think so.

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No your teachers wrong.

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Actually not. The catholic church accepts both the Big Bang and evolution- they just believe their God guided the process.
It was a Catholic bishop who first formulated the Big Bang.
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Hmm, Intresting , I'm catholic and didn't notice this, thanks i'll check it out.
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His name was Georges LeMaitre.

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No. They believe that God created the universe. It says so in the Bible. I'm not Catholic (I'm non-denominational(Christian)), but my grandparents are. I would know.

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Actually they think God created the universe USING the Big Bang as the mechanism. It was a Catholic bishop who first formulated the Big Bang theory.

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That's what I meant... ;)
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Why don't people think that religion and science can go together? I mean, there is a chance that God caused the Big Bang, it didn't just happen out of thin air, I almost forgot, there is no air in space.
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It happened due to quantum fluctuation in the singularity, most likely.

Saying that just because you don't know how something happened must mean the answer is "god" is a logical fallacy known as the Argument from Ignorance or "God of the Gaps".
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I don't think so

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I doubt it, that would oppose the Bible from a fundamentalist view.

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no

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No

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Nope :)

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Yes- the Catholic Church accepts both the Big Bang and evolution as they are supported by an overwhelming body of evidence. They simply believe their God guided these processes.
The Big Bang theory was actually first developed by a Catholic bishop, Georges LeMaitre.

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The catholic Church would have to have been told by the Pope. Also, if the Pope had say something alike that, the news and everyone would have heard that, because it would have caused a big controversy on the catholic church. I think your teacher meant to say something else, but it came out wrong.

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Bazinga !!!

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Nope!!!

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I have heard that they have accepted the Big Bang theory as being a part of creation history, which is a more enlightened conclusion than many other religions have come too. Here is a link to one such article.
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/01/13/pope-benedict-reconciles-science-religion/

There is ample proof for the Big Bang. The problem actually lies with it's perceived definition. Scientific evidence indicates that the universe had a beginning. That is all that the Big Bang theory is stating. This is in complete harmony with the Bible, (Unless you believe the earth is only 6 thousand years old) However many believe that the Big Bang theory includes the statement that it was all an accident. That God was not involved in it's creation. This is not part of it's definition. This is what some may wish to believe, but it is not a part of the definition for the Big Bang theory. In it's simplest terms the Big Bang theory says that the universe had a small hot beginning and has expanded ever since. Indeed it's ongoing expansion is a part of this evidence.

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I'm not Catholic (I'm non-denominational(Christian)), but my grandparents are.

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The catholic Church would have to have been told by the Pope.

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No your teachers wrong.

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No your teachers wrong.

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No your teachers wrong.

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No your teachers wrong.

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No. They believe that God created the universe. It says so in the Bible. I'm not Catholic (I'm non-denominational(Christian)), but my grandparents are. I would know.

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No. They believe that God created the universe. It says so in the Bible. I'm not Catholic (I'm non-denominational(Christian)), but my grandparents are. I would know.

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The catholic Church would have to have been told by the Pope.

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There is ample proof for the Big Bang. The problem actually lies with it's perceived definition. Scientific evidence indicates that the universe had a beginning.

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There is ample proof for the Big Bang. The problem actually lies with it's perceived definition. Scientific evidence indicates that the universe had a beginning.

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There is ample proof for the Big Bang. The problem actually lies with it's perceived definition. Scientific evidence indicates that the universe had a beginning.

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There is ample proof for the Big Bang. The problem actually lies with it's perceived definition. Scientific evidence indicates that the universe had a beginning.

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No. They believe that God created the universe. It says so in the Bible. I'm not Catholic (I'm non-denominational(Christian)), but my grandparents are. I would know.

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There is ample proof for the Big Bang. The problem actually lies with it's perceived definition. Scientific evidence indicates that the universe had a beginning.

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I don't think so

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No your teachers wrong.

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