The beginning of time and the origin of the matter that comprises the universe as we know it. A topic for theists and atheists.
At work today I had some time in between calls so I started to think... What was there before everything came to be. No matter which perspective I look at it from it gives me a headache.
Mind F**k #1
From the theist perspective, you have the question of a God with no beginning and no end... but in the realm of human understanding how can something defy time and have NO beginning. No end is easy to comprehend, "ok it just never stops, kinda like the energizer bunny". There is simply no way to fathom something truly with no beginning.
Mind F**k #2
The big bang and evolutionist perspective aka "sans diety"... ok there was a big bang and matter blah blah blah... then stuff evolved, the strong survive, mutations etc. Ok, the basics of that are not hard to wrap your brain around. But I am still left with the same question as before. Where did the matter itself come from? If there was a big bang, where did the matter that caused it to happen come from? What is the definite beginning of time?
Perhaps now all theists and atheists alike can join together in grappling with this collasal mind f**k. I don't honestly think there is a solid answer to this question no matter which side you approach it from.