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Published:September 2nd, 2010 12:50 EST
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Stephen Hawking: God Did Not Spark Creation Of Universe

By Robert Paul Reyes

"The Big Bang was the result of the inevitable laws of physics and did not need God to spark the creation of the Universe, Stephen Hawking has concluded.

The scientist has claimed that no divine force was needed to explain why the Universe was formed.

stephen hawkingIn his latest book, The Grand Design, an extract of which is published in Eureka magazine in The Times, Hawking said: `Because there is a law such as gravity, the Universe can and will create itself from nothing. Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the Universe exists, why we exist.`" Read more

It is appropriate for a physicist to declare that God was not needed to spark the creation of the Universe. Physics is the science of numbers, and God is not in the equation.

But it is inappropriate for a physicist to interject God or religion into physics, it`s illogical to combine science with myths and fables.

A physics professor is free to state his belief in the Almighty at church or at home, but if he tells his students that the Heavenly Father created the universe he should be fired for incompetence.

Some scientists speculate that one day they will be able to create a universe in a lab by setting off a mini big bang. Maybe God did create our universe, but God was an alien lab nerd who lived billions of years ago.

Albert Einstein did not believe in a personal God, but yet every day preachers take Einstein`s words out of context and allege that the genius believed in a Supreme Being. Hawking has made it crystal clear that he doesn`t believe in a personal God, but I know that 50 years from now ministers will claim that he was a believer.

The existence of God can neither be proved nor disproved, and we are free to worship or not worship God. But it`s anathema to bring up God in a classroom or a lab.

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