I like a good argument as well as any, but theology is definitely not my bag. A life of scientific pursuits is hard on a kid raised in a Roman Catholic family, and I'm afraid I've become a bit of an iconoclast.
I've been retired now for quite a long time and no longer have access to all the academic sources I had, so am captive of the daily BS to a great extent. I do read between the lines, however.
I am rather hoping that when CERN fires up the LHC with its new oomph, they can actually get a handle not so much on the mythical dark matter, but gravitons and magnetons. If we don't get better propulsion systems than Newtonian mechanics, we won't be going anywhere very quickly.
Meanwhile, I still like the idea of the universe existing forever in a steady state. I will even concede there might be a few bumps and big bangs in the road. I also have read and still read a lot of science fiction (not the scum fum you see on the media), and I also like the idea of a multiverse. How may have read H. Beam Piper's Paratime novels?