“Scientists hope to find ‘God particle’ in mini Big Bang”
This is a headline that was posted yesterday on the CTV website. (http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080907/big_bang_080909/20080909?hub=CTVNewsAt11)
For those that don’t know, over 10,000 scientists worldwide have banded together to spend their children’s trust funds in an effort to recreate the origins of the universe and mankind. They have built a 27 kilometer tunnel underground in Switzerland to smash protons together to try and recreate the so called “big-bang” that created the universe. They all believe that all matter on Earth is made up of remnants of other stars, and intend to prove how life can be generated from ‘stardust’. They did acknowledge that there was one problem with their ‘stardust’ theory though. In order for life to exist in the mist of a bunch of stardust, they need to locate the “God particle”. The ‘God particle’ would bring the stardust to life, and perhaps this ‘big-bang’ experiment would help them find ‘God’.
I have been cracking up about this since I heard about it a week or so ago. Whether or not you believe that God used the big-bang to create the universe, or you believe that the Earth was created in a literal 24-hour-a-day week-long period of time, it is a common belief by Christians that God was involved in the creation of the universe. It is pretty funny to me to see scientists trying to prove a big-bang theory, but realize that ‘God’ needs to be a element to breathe life into the experiment in order to make it work.
For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities— all things have been created by Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
Please take a look at verse 17 a little closer: “and in Him all things hold together.”
Some people may have heard the term “Atomic Glue” before. ‘Atomic glue’ is the mysterious term that scientists have given for the unknown element that holds the atom together. Technically the atom should fly apart with protons and neutrons as opposing forces. The unknown scientific force that binds the atom is called ‘atomic glue’. Through all the scientific attempts to discover what this ‘atomic glue’ actually is, the closest they have come is to explain it as some sort of ‘energy’ or a mass of ‘energy particles’.
Could it be the elusive “God Particle”? Hmmmmm….
Christ tells us in Colossians that he is literally the force that ‘holds all things together’. As these scientists spend their life savings to discover ‘God’, let’s sit back and thank our creator he has already shown us the light, and given us this amazing gift that we call life. We are full of ‘God particles’.
Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.