WARNING: The gist of this podcast concerns the startling quote of famous scientist Stephen Hawking that, concerning the creation of the universe, God is not necessary. Please note, I do not mean to demean all science … just the fictional kind which passes itself off as, uh, too smart for its own good.
Listen, if you’re a scientist and you believe in God, God bless you – this episode ain’t about you. Whatever you do, please don’t email me about how I am related to pigs or monkeys – that’s about as feasible as someone yapping about the glories of sweet red barbecue sauce; I just don’t believe it.
Recently, theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking caused quite a stir with comments that God may not have had anything to do with creating the universe.
In his latest book, Hawking wrote: “Because there is a law such as gravity, the Universe can and will create itself from nothing,” … “It is not necessary to invoke God to… set the Universe going.”
In Hawking’s 1988 mega best seller, A Brief History of Time, a book my son and I enjoyed very much as we explored it together, Hawking appeared to accept the possibility of a “creator.”
What happened to change his mind?
How ‘bout Moses?
Think he was really an atheist?
How ‘bout those fishermen called by the Palestinian carpenter …
Reckon they had doubts (following the Resurrection)?
Maybe St John of Shanghai and San Francisco, with gifts of clairvoyance and bi-location — what?
Think maybe he doubted God was necessary?
But, I digress.
Before we set our sights too closely on the genius, though doubting, Dr Hawking …
Let’s head for one of Hawking’s favorite topics: the predicted-as-possible outer space Worm Hole, wherein upon entering (just pretend it’s possible!) we can travel back in time, specifically to the year 1981 …
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