Say What?

In his book, The Grand Design, the late Stephen Hawking wrote that we don’t need God, that God wasn’t needed to create the universe. Mr. Hawking was an extremely intelligent man. I’ve read an earlier popular book of his, A Brief History of Time. Though it was supposedly written at the layman level, I have to admit I sometimes got lost in his explanations. Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised he came to the conclusion that there’s no need for God, other physicists have as well, at least in theory. (Hawking referred to it as the M-theory.) What does surprise me is his statement that something can come from nothing. I thought that was against a law of physics. According to what I’ve read, he gives the law of gravity a lot of credit for the spontaneous appearance of something out of nothing. Whatever his reasoning was, I need more than his word for that. Quantum physics or not, it seems to me quite a stretch to say something can spontaneously come out of nothing, without a cause. I would have to have a lot more faith in Hawking and his pronouncements to wrap my mind around that conclusion, gravity or not. Of course, God claims he made something out of nothing as well. It’s a conundrum. Do I have faith in what Hawking said or in what God says? I think you know the answer. However the universe was created, big bang or whatever other theory scientists come up with, God did it!

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