I want to share my impression of what Mr. Stephen Hawkings (if that's how one writes it) said on TV lately. I know that he is a physicist and he's big in his field. However, is he an authority in regards to the existence of God? Instead of rambling on about "matter" and "galaxies" like a scientist would do, he clearly mentioned something to the effect that God is not the creator of the universe. He said this with such confidence that I personally was shocked. I'm Catholic and firmly believe that we do come from something and that we must be humble. He said that we come from nothing and again, that God is not the creator of the universe. He stated this as if he were the supreme intelligence.
Why does he mix science with religion? Aren't theologians supposed to take care of the study of God? Science talks about the cause of things and sees life the concrete way while religion is a metaphysical way of interpreting life and the universe right?
What authority does he have to state that God is not the creator of the universe? Life as you know doesn't just mean physics, but also, religion, art, and so forth. There are other ways of understanding the universe. Anyhow, I'm religious, so I believe what the Scriptures say about creation etc. Science is not first, but religion is. Science comes next.
If I were to follow Stephen Hawkings "scientific beliefs" than I would see myself on the last day of my life imagining my death like this: going back to the darkness, where I came from. How can someone be mentally at ease knowing that they are going back to the nothingness?
It takes a lot of guts to say that God is not the creator, but science is when you know nothing about faith etc. Where are we going with Hawkings' thoughts? What direction is he taking this universe into?
It's like he's trying to replace theology with his "science". Science looks at the causes of things, fine, but it does not talk strictly about the study of God. Theology does that. He doesn't see the difference between religion and science. Their natures are different although I think they're connected to a certain degree...where the intellectual gifts can be rooted on faith. However, they are mostly different from one another in the way that one's of a spiritual nature and the other is of an intellectual nature.
Can someone help me understand why a physicist talks about God when he knows nothing about religion? He also said that Mohammed (if that's how you write it) was the last prophet.
Why do I feel like he's blowing up christianity? Why is his atheist view of God overbearing? Imagine children in schools learning this. What future do they have knowing that we go to nothing like we come from nothing? There's no meaning without religion. What purpose do we have on Earth if we follow his thoughts? Is there hope with his
Can someone help me understand why I should listen to someone like him?