Hi, I meet an Atheist online who countered my argument, that the universe needs a creator, by suggesting this theory (infinite cycle of expansion and collapse). I didn’t know how to counter this theory, so I looked through Catholic Answers and found a refutation to the theory in an article. (I summarized the refutation, the one I sent the atheist was longer)
- There’s not enough matter to produce enough gravity for the universe to collapse
- The gravity exerted in collapsing the universe would prevent expansion
- Entropy would prevent this theory from continuing forever
Conclusion: God must have intervened for the big bang to happen
He/She argued that Science actually disproves this (linking me articles) and that there is enough matter. I quote, “Dark matter is a factor.”
He/She also pointed out that Black Holes are in a maximum state of entropy. Therefore, if the whole universe collapsed into a black hole, the second law of thermodynamics (entropy) wouldn’t hinder his theory.
What do I say to the Atheistic to show him/her that God is needed for the big bang. Is there any way to refute this refutation?
Thanks God Bless