The most widely accepted scientific theory of the creation of our universe is the Big Bang.
While the birth of our universe is, of course, an interesting topic, something else caught my attention recently. The fact that we call it the Big Bang and talk about that initial moment where our cosmos went from not-being to being as a violent explosion is a bit telling about how we see things. It could have been The Great Expansion, The Massive Surge, or The Vast Becoming, to name a few possibilities. But when we look at that initial, wondrous instant the only way we can conceptualize it is by using the same terminology that we use for weapons of destruction.
Is it just that we find it hard to understand a wave of that much energy doing anything but destroying everything in its path, or is it an indication of our aggressive, weapons-oriented way of thinking?