There is no such thing as an "evolutionist" any more than there is such a thing as a "gravitationist". Evolution is a supported scientific theory just like gravity or the heliocentric model of the universe. Atheism and evolution have nothing to do with each other, not do they have anything to do with the Big Bang. Atheists have nothing in common except lack of belief in gods, so any given atheist's beliefs might vary.
However, both the Big Bang and evolution are highly supported by evidence, and there is none against them. Therefore I accept their veracity.
*sigh* who cares? The way all those science-religion people act, I dont want to learn about their beliefs anyways. Frankly I'd rather learn about the jehovahs witnesses. (and thats saying a LOT if you've ever talked to one of them)
There's no such thing as an evolutionist. It's not a faith. If it was disproven tomorrow, I would stop believing in it, no problem. I don't believe being Atheist has to do with believing in the Big Bang theory. It's if you respect science, which I really do because I see science at work all around me in improving life. No one knows what happened exactly, betty. People learn about things piece by piece and make sense of them, as children do, but we don't get all the answers all at once. Maybe we will never know and it will always be a mystery....
ev·o·lu·tion·ist noun 1.a person who believes in or supports a theory of evolution, especially in biology. 2.a person who supports a policy of gradual growth or development rather than sudden change or expansion.
adjective 3.of or pertaining to evolution or evolutionists. 4.believing in or supporting a theory of evolution, especially in biology.
Betty, I think most atheists, maybe not all accept Evolution and the Big Bang, however you do not have to be an atheist to accept the 2 theories. Some christian churches accept these views, one being the catholic church. However they do not accept the view that it was a natural unprovoked occurrence, they maintain that God put all the works in motion and directed it. As far a how it happened and what the results are and were, is a long discussion, too long to post here. I think in one of the posts on another thread directed to you was a link to more information or you can look here for a start http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bang
Hi Betty... If you have time google Rob Bell/ Everything is Spiritual / White Board. Quite amazing. I've seen him speak twice and this was one of them. He's the minister of Mars Hill Church in Michigan. Very well educated in Old Testament and Jewish history.
Dear Betty; Big Bang is just a theory. It's formed as a way of explaining what's going on in the universe. Look at it this way; mark some dots on a balloon and start blowing in it. As you blow, the dots start getting farther away from each other. That's how the galaxies are acting mostly. As a result, some explained that its happening because of a great explosion billions of years ago. I'm sure you can find more about it online. If you can't, let me know and I will show you some links. Meanwhile, if you search online, search "big bang" not Big Bang theory. Here's a good start: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bang And if the link doesn't work; google Big Bang and look it up in Wikipedia as a start. Congratulation on taking steps toward learning more with an open mind. However; if you don't mind, I have one important suggestion: don't label science. It is not a belief system. Just read what it has to offer and see where you go. Cheers