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CollinF replied...
Mar. 31, 2013 at 12:15 am

Sorry I'm so late on the reply. The combination of my business and laziness don't make for a very active forum life. :)
Anyways, I see your point. We only know a fraction of what there is to know on the topic, so we very well could be wrong. I agree. I believe scientists in the 21st century are often pretentious as to exactly what their theories (or those of other, better scientists) do and do not prove. However, while the details are extremely vague, the basics of the Big Bang are pretty well established. You have to realize that what's put into textbooks regarding cosmology and evolutionary biology is only a tiny piece of the case for its validity and is an almost insultingly shallow explication of their evidence. There are entire networks of scientists using these theories as the basis for everything they do. In short, if the Bible can be interpreted multiple ways, why not take the way with a little evidence over the way with none?
I think you may be misinterpreting what I said on the Evolution thread. The issue doesn't matter for salvation purposes, but it definitely matters for the purposes of Christianity's standing in culture and the academia. The future of the church and billions of possible converts are at stake. 
William Lane Craig alone has converted thousands of non-Christians with his revitalized version of the Kalam Cosmological Argument, which uses the Big Bang's occurrence as its main premise. If it doesn't matter one way or another, then why not accept the opinion of 99.9% of serious scientists over that of a reactionary subculture?

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CollinF replied...
Mar. 31, 2013 at 12:16 am

That was to RarelyJaded, by the way.

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RarelyJaded replied...
Mar. 31, 2013 at 12:22 am

oh....I don't have a problem with the Big Bang. I have a problem with macro-evolution, but humans coming from apes in particular. I see how the Bible can coincide with science, in fact when the Big Bang theory was produced it shocked the science community. No scientist in that field has an explanation for how the Big Bang was initiated, so that evidence points towards a god. 
Don't even remember my part in this thread, it's been so long :P

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