1.1 Doesn’t the Big Bang rule out faith in God?
The Big Bang theory was even first suggested by a Catholic priest, Georges Lemaître (†1966), for which he received official recognition from the Church. The idea of the Big Bang goes very well with the belief that God created the world ‘ex nihilo’ (from nothing).
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The Wisdom of the Church
This is what the Church Fathers say
It is the nature of things which come into being to derive their origin from what is already existing. And it seemed to me that it might be said with equal truth, that nothing is eternally co-existent with God distinct from himself, but that whatever exists has its origin from him. [St. Methodius, On Free Will, Chap. 2 (ML 18, 244)]