Religion and science ask different kinds of questions about the origins of the universe. The Guru Granth Sahib is more interested in the wonder of God’s creation than its possible origins.
Why is scientific research empirical?
It is based on ideas that cannot be tested
It will not accept anything that goes against the theory
It involves experiments and observation to provide evidence
What is the main difference between religious and scientific truths?
Religious truths do not have any empirical evidence
Science depends totally on what people believe
Religious truths have to have hard facts to be accepted
When did the Big Bang take place?
30,000 years ago
2 billion years ago
14 billion years ago
How did the Big Bang happen?
Two clouds of particles collided
All matter and energy in the universe expanded rapidly, and eventually stars, galaxies and planets were formed
A star went into supernova and exploded outward
Who devised the theory of evolution?
Who do Sikhs believe created the universe?
Guru Gobind Singh
When do Sikhs believe that the universe was created?
They believe that no-one knows
100 million years ago
140 million years ago
How may Sikhs see the Big Bang as compatible with their belief in Waheguru?
Sikhs may believe that Waheguru was created out of the Big Bang
Sikhs may believe that Waheguru was the cause of the Big Bang
Sikhs may believe that the Big Bang started the universe and that Waheguru had nothing to do with it. In this way, they can believe in both
What does the Guru Granth Sahib teach about creation?
The Guru Granth Sahib does not teach anything about creation
It teaches that Waheguru is in complete control of creation and the universe exists because he wants it to
It teaches that creation is the result of the Big Bang
What is the purpose of humanity in creation for Sikhs?
It is our purpose to neglect creation. It is God's creation and He will care for it
It is our purpose to use what God has created for us for our own ends
It is our purpose to look after and care for creation