Monday, May 18, 2015

Origin of universe; Creation verses Manifestation Part one

As I understand, there are three mainly popular theories about how this universe came into existence. 

1.  According to Science, no one designed or created the universe; it just happened with a ‘Big Bang’ and evolved over a long period of time and is still expanding. There are some new updates and few other scientific theories have also been developed lately. Tons of material is available on this subject on the net so I do not need to go into the details.


2.   According to the western religions, namely Judaism, Christianity and Islam, the universe was designed and created by an all-powerful Almighty God. Since Christianity and Islam, both draw their main philosophy from Judaism, their concept of God and the universe comes from Torah, the Holy Scripture of Judaism, adopted in the Christian Bible as Old Testament. According to them, the universe was created in six days and the seventh day, God rested. Therefore, Christians all over the world believe that Sunday, the seventh day should be kept only for worship and rest. Secondly, earth was the center of the universe and the sun, moon and stars were created to divide the day from night and to provide light. Interestingly, earth, sea, grass and the herb yielding seed and trees yielding fruits, all were created on the third day and the sun and moon and stars were created on the fourth day; the greater light to rule the day and the lesser lights to rule the night. Whales and all other sea creatures and all kinds of birds were created on the fifth day. 
"On Sixth day, God said; Let the earth bring forth the living creatures, cattle and creeping things and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.  And God saw that it was good. And God said; Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle and all over the earth… So God created man in his own image. And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it".  
                                      (Bible, Genesis chapter 1)


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