I don't adhere well to affixing "labels" onto personal beliefs..."broad range ones" especially.<quoted text>
A scientific theory is a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world, based on a body of facts that have been repeatedly confirmed through observation and experiment. There is no scientific theory of Creationism.
"In the beginning, there was light" says plenty enough for me, to be able to appreciate BOTH the scientific aspects of the "subject", as well written words as found in non-scientific books, such as the Bible.
and I like this define better--
Systematic ideational structure of broad scope, conceived by the human imagination, that encompasses a family of empirical (experiential) laws regarding regularities existing in objects and events, both observed and posited. A scientific theory is a structure suggested by these laws and is devised to explain them in a scientifically rational manner.
and even more so, since we really do NOT "know" with 100 percent certainty, on EITHER, calling the "big bang" elements a theory, would be "stretching" the truth somewhat as well, as it really is more of a "hypothesis", much along the lines of the statement "in the beginning there was light..." ..we think, but we were NOT thre, to KNOW, with certainty.
[hahy-poth-uh-sis, hi-] Show IPA
noun, plural hy·poth·e·ses [-seez] Show IPA .
a proposition, or set of propositions, set forth as an explanation for the occurrence of some specified group of phenomena, either asserted merely as a provisional conjecture to guide investigation (working hypothesis) or accepted as highly probable in the light of established facts.
a proposition assumed as a premise in an argument.
the antecedent of a conditional proposition.
a mere assumption or guess.