Religious culture is littered with creation stories

brunumb wrote: ↑Tue Oct 11, 2022 7:59 am There is nothing extraordinary in the idea that the universe had a beginning. Religious culture is littered with creation stories.

Note, only recently scientists have accepted the universe had a beginning. So, from a Christian perspective, it is not extraordinary that scientists is now affirming what the Bible has claimed all along.

β€œFor the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountains of ignorance, he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries.”
― Robert Jastrow

As for religions with creation claims, they are not all the same.

Hinduism believes in an infinite universe through infinite cycles of universes.

“Time is infinite with a cyclic universe, where the current universe was preceded and will be followed by an infinite number of universes. The different states of matter are guided by eternal kala (time), which repeats general events ranging from a moment to the lifespan of the universe, which is cyclically created and destroyed.”

Buddhism as well believes in infinite cycles of the universe.

“Buddhist temporal cosmology describes how the universe comes into being and is dissolved. Like other Indian cosmologies, it assumes an infinite span of time and is cyclical.”