Most Atheists point to physics and science to explain away God. Often I struggle with many of these questions, and while I have read about countless famous physicists that believe there must be a God, I was curious as to what the more modern Physicists and Theologians thought on this topic. Upon doing some research on the topic, I came across a really interesting site that explores this topic. The article is written by PHD Fr. Robert Spitzer who has written some very highly regarded books on the subject. This article, https://strangenotions.com/how-contemporary-physics-points-to-god/, goes into some of the modern theories on the Big Bang Theory, the Multiverse Theory, and the theory of an oscillating universe in higher dimensional space.
“Guth concluded this study as follows: “In my own opinion, it looks like eternally inflating models necessarily have a beginning…As hard as physicists have worked to try to construct an alternative, so far all the models that we construct have a beginning; they are eternal into the future, but not into the past.”3This snippet is from a point in the articles where three separate papers by written by the Physicists Borde, Vilenkin, and Guth all came to the same conclusion. The article is very scientific and parts are hard to understand, but if you are a science nerd, you will find it fascinating.
On a side not, there is a massive list of books recommended by this site that this site recommends, many of which will be added to my exhaustive reading plan. https://strangenotions.com/books/
Another article that was dumbed down, but the final page has a super interesting article. Watch the double slit test. I had read about this recently and was baffled.
Article on the Afterlife:
More recently in 2007, one scientist claims to have discovered a theory within quantum physics that provides and explanation for death and afterlife. Dr. Robert Lanza, developed the theory of biocentrism which states that the existence of life and biology are central to being, reality and the cosmos—our consciousness. In essence, it is that life creates the universe, rather than the other way around. Dr. Lanza uses the famous ” double-slit test ” to illustrate his point: the double slit test is an experiment of light and matter which found that it can display characteristics of both waves and particles—it’s behavior changes depending on the observer’s perception and consciousness—quite an unexplained phenomenon of quantum physics! Dr. Lanza asks “Why does our observation change what happens? Answer: Because reality is a process that requires our consciousness.” He claims that this experiment would explain the quantum effects of the afterlife and supports the many reports of afterlife experiences by people who have died, visited another realm and lived to tell about it. One such supporter of this theory is Dr. Eben Alexander, whom cannot scientifically explain his experience visiting heaven when he was clinically brain dead from meningitis, thus making it scientifically impossible to generate any neurologic activity and brain function. Yet, he had such a powerful afterlife experience that he has lived to tell. He said, ‘My journey deep into coma, outside this lowly physical realm and into the loftiest dwelling place of the almighty Creator, revealed the indescribably immense chasm between our human knowledge and the awe-inspiring realm of God.” He goes on to state, “The brain itself does not produce consciousness. That it is, instead, a kind of reducing valve or filter, shifting the larger, nonphysical consciousness that we possess in the nonphysical worlds down into a more limited capacity for the duration of our mortal lives.” (Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey Into the Afterlife, 2012) While Dr. Lanza’s theory is not widely embraced by fellow scientists, his discovery in conjunction with quantum physics certainly could shed light on God’s promise of eternal life to those who believe (John 3:16). As the Bible so beautifully explains in 2 Corinthians 4:18 “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
Another non-scientific article that has a good statement by a Physicist:http://bigthink.com/dr-kakus-universe/we-physicists-are-the-only-scientists-who-can-say-the-word-god-and-not-blush