Robert Maxwell wrote:
I find it irrelevant. No deity or supernatural force of any kind is a requirement for the Big Bang to "work."
I generally agree. However, and to paraphrase the movie Contact
, for people to dismiss more than 1/2 of the earth's population belief in a deity as some sort of delusional behavior is insulting.
I'll give them the fig leaf of the big bang being started by god if they accept the science of evolution and natural selection as a reasonable compromise.
Atheists get it wrong IMO when they because as dogmatic as some conservative religious people do with their beliefs or lack there of.