God and the idea of God is purely man made. There is no heaven. There is no hell. Religion was invented to help man deal with the fact that one day he has to die and be gone forever. The bible is the biggest load of crap I've ever read. Ok maybe not the biggest because alot of the other mainstream religions have what I consider fairytales as well. So your telling me that a guy.. in B.C. times built a boat with two of every animal in it? That boat would have to be 3 times the size of San Diego and built in the B.C. Not to mention there would be SOME kind of evidence of this eventually shipwrecked boat all across the globe.... OR how about the fairytale on why we all die. Because a snake in a magic... i repeat MAGIC GARDEN TALKED and convinced a man to bite an apple and now man has to die kuz he didn't listen... lol suuuuure. Also where are the dinosaurs in the bible? According to the bible the earth is only a few thousand years old. The only reason people even believe in religion is because they are brainwashed from chldhood or just brainwashed in general. Then think about it from a black/ African American perspective. Most Blacks are christian. But Why? It's because during the trans atlantic slave trade white people imparted their religion on the black slaves. During slavery Sunday in church was your only free time which is why black churches are more celebratory in nature. So church became huge in the black community after slavery and continued until now. The Christian religion is a dying religion. Eventually a thousand years from now or probably less than that , Christianity will be an ancient religion. Approx 70 Pct of the country is christian right now. In 50 years it is expected to dwindle to 40 percent. Also what about Aliens? Wouldn't life on other planets pretty much completely discredit the bible? Well there is life on other planets we just haven't found it yet. Consider this though.... If you were to look at a planet a billion light years away you wouldn't be looking at the planet how it looks now. You would be looking at that planet how it looked 1 billion years ago because it took that light image one billion years to reach your telescope lens. Conversely, if an alien species were to look at earth from 3 billion light years away they wouldn't see life on earth or humans. They would see an ocean planet with a bunch of rocks. With that said I tend to agree with the smartest people in the world. Michou Koku is one of the smartest and he believes that the idea of a Universe is inaccurate. You have solar systems that are inside of galaxies, and galaxies within the universe. Most people tend to stop there. However, Koku believes that the Universe is actually within another bigger level called the Multiverse. And each Universe within this multiverse has it's own characteristics. As for the start of the universe and something coming from nothing... Well technically space isn't nothing. It's a vaccum. Within the vaccum has always been energy. A characteristic of energy is that it mutates and transforms. What I believe happened is that energy transformed into matter and the universe began to form. Not a big bang.