So what 'banged' ?
We don't know. And actually, that's the correct response to someone who asks you a question that you don't know the answer to. It's also a far cry better to say that than it is to make up some stupid shit about an invisible man in the sky who snaps his fingers and poofs a universe into being.
Here is an analogy to help you see what you're doing here. Say you're walking down the street with 2 of your friends and you all come upon a plain cardboard box in front of you that you've never seen before. Your ask your first friend what's inside the box and he says he doesn't know. You ask your second friend and he is adamant that there is a toaster in the box. Upon asking your second friend how he knows it's a toaster, he says that a toaster would fit inside the box, and that he has faith it's a toaster. Which of your 2 friends is being more reasonable? For me, it's friend 1.
Sure, a deity of some kind could be responsible for the big bang, and I am sure you can rationalize that your particular god could be responsible for the creation of the universe; but in the absence of any sort of evidence to separate your particular god theory from every other possible theory we can come up with, it's absolutely ridiculous to claim that your personal version of god is responsible. Just like its ridiculous to guess that a toaster is inside a box that you've never seen before, just because it would fit inside.
You can't answer so silence from you ... as you are perhaps frightened out of your wits to think past that point - go on, I invite you to try hard and reason past that point.
We can't reason past that point yet. It's not that we're afraid to do it; it's just that its a foolish endeavor. And we're not silent. We really say that we don't know. Why do you think that's so bad?
You make it seem as though your guesswork has a leg up on us because at least you're taking some sort of position and we're not Fine... If you value taking ANY position over waiting for sufficient evidence, then I can't stop you from doing that. But you're doing exactly the same thing as the person who has faith that there is a toaster in the box in my example above, and then claiming that they've somehow taken a superior position to that of the person who says they don't know what's in the box. What would you say to your second friend if he said 'HA, you're frightened out of your wits to think about what's in the box!'? This is what you're doing. I wish you could see that.
And whilst we are both there, I take it on faith that God caused the bang.
This claim is no more respectable than the claim that a toaster is in the box. Faith that it's a toaster is stupid. Faith that your personal version of god was responsible for the big bang is equally stupid.
you keep silent.
Better that than say something dumb.
OK so let's wait and see which of these positions is proven to be true in time then, shall we? You need to be patient, as perhaps in a couple of billion years our amputees would possibly be growing limbs as easily as doing hula hoops ...
If the selection pressures somehow drive the evolutionary process in that direction, maybe we will. It happens with salamanders and starfish, both of whom regrow lost limbs regularly.