Originally posted by zeger55
What i mean is, when there are only so many possibilities of how the world came in to being, how can people who try to explain everything by science explain the origin of the world? There has to have been a beginning, and i don't see any answer that athiesm gives to where that beginning came from. Either you believe in an unexplainable bang, or an unexplainable God.
You are mistaken about a few things.
1. There does not have to be a beginning.
2. Even if there is a beginning, there doesn't have to be a 'from' - in fact, I find such a concept to be self contradictory unless the beginning in question is not the true beginning.
3. There are more possibilities than you seem to think. I personally believe that the following are possible:
a) There was no beginning. The universe as we see it may be ageless, or it may be a part of a larger reality that we currently know nothing about.
b) There was a beginning with no 'before' ie that is where it starts.
I do not think that some creator god figure exists, but if you admit that possibility, you could in theory admit a whole host of others.
I agree with your general conclusion that reality is ultimately unexplainable.
I must also point out that atheism and naturalism are not the same thing at all. Atheists may quite happily have no opinion on origins or quite fanciful ones, so long as a god is not included.
Further, even theists may ask the exact same questions regarding the big bang. Theism in general does not require a creator God, nor does it require a creator God who made the universe at the big bang. There could easily be a creator God that created something much bigger of which our visible universe is just a small part, or there could be gods that are just a part of our universe.