The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully. - Richard Dawkins

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Did God Create the Universe?

Stephen Hawking proposes that not only is there no NEED for a God to create the Universe, there was no time during which he could have done so, since time did not exist before the big bang.

1 comment:

  1. This was fascinating. I've always been curious about black holes. Something from nothing. Wow.

    Genesis 1:2 says "And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters."

    Only one question remains for me. Does "God" require time? If indeed God is the infinite, and he/she is all things, perhaps this verse in Genesis makes more sense now. In fact, perhaps the more we discover about the science, the more science and religion can begin to converge in fascinating ways. If God has no form and is all things, we can begin to discuss the possibility that perhaps the God-like force is not one force or cause acted upon the infinite but rather the infinite itself and the force it IS.

    Thank you so much for sharing this!