Tuesday, September 7, 2010

In Response to Hawking: "The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God" (Psalm 14:1; 53:1)

You may have heard talk of Hawking's new book, 'The Grand Design', wherein he concludes that the Christian God or even the idea of a Supreme Being is unnecessary. In researching my response to this, I came across some sources I'd like to direct you to. The first of which is an article written by an author I was unable to trace. 

Stephen Hawking, the famed British theoretical physicist and cosmologist from the University of Cambridge, is considered to be a very bright person. If that's the case, why would Hawking make the terrible error of seeking to explain away the existence of God? Hawking apparently forgot that believing in God is an act of faith. In fact, not believing in God is also an act of faith.

In his new book The Grand Design, Hawking is said to have established an idea called "m-theory," which basically explains that the universe sprang from nothing. That's a very neat place to start if one wants to say God doesn't exist. This blogger doesn't believe it.

There's no reason to write a long tomb of an explanation for something I figured out at 15 years old, while arguing Evolution versus Creation with my good, long time friend Craig Pryor during our time at Bret Harte Junior High in Oakland. That is, what you believe is what you chose to believe, and over time, you shape your intellect to fit your belief system.

Stephen Hawking apparently forgot that, because The Grand Design does not lay out, in detail, what his psychological reasons are for what he choses to believe and how those reasons evolved over his life.

Indeed, one paragraph does give an indication of something I suspected when this news of Hawking's claim was first brought to my attention: that Stephen Hawking has a God Complex. Hawking writes:

"Thus our presence selects out from this vast array only those universes that are compatible with our existence. Although we are puny and insignificant on the scale of the cosmos, this makes us in a sense the lords of creation."

See? In other words, it's vitally important to Hawking that we have some kind of look of a God. Being God is not a role I prize one bit. To have faith that I'm the center of all things is narcissistic. I believe in God.

I chose to believe in God and that rather than nothing, it was God who created the universe. What's nothing for Hawking is God for me.

There's nothing to argue about.


*** I believe in God and in the existence of The Devil. In fact, that Hawking forgets or perhaps elects to avoid any mention of The Devil indicates that The Grand Design just may be the work of The Devil.

I chose to have faith in God. God Bless you, Stephen Hawking. ~ Author Unknown


In response to Hawking's atheism, it would be a good idea for people to reference Ravi Zacharias. Zacharias has written several books over the years that address this very issue and is a skilled "defender of the faith".

Consider his work 'The Grand Weaver'.

I'd also like to encourage you to read 'The End of Reason' by Ravi Zacharias. It was written a few years ago in response to another atheistic book and would work as an efficient and effective rebuttal to Hawking's book as well.

The following are Parts 1 through 5 of a speech given by Zacharias on the issue of Atheism. Here him out. Listen.

One man recently told me, " Why should it matter so much what other people think, (no matter who they are) if you believe, then you believe, if you don't, then you don't. To me it seems pretty simple."

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved. He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God (Our Lord Jesus Christ). And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God." St. John 3:16-21, Ref. St. John 14:6

You decide. Is it that simple? Does it matter?


  1. You've done your research well Josh. Oh yes; it DOES matter..."but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God". Jesus stands with arms wide open inviting us to enter in, it is only through Him that we can see the the truth, can see what the carnal mind cannot. We have been given the blessed opportunity through Christ to enjoy fellowship with the Creator. God cannot be explained, but He can be experienced when we are willing to open our hearts and recieve. Jesus has broken it down; by not believing (by faith), then those that do not are condemning their own selves and closing the door on the only One who can save them. Without Jesus Christ providing the way so that we have unbroken fellowship with our Heavenly Father, we would all be lost.

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