Contrary to popular belief, Stephen Hawking does believe in God. It is just that he afraid to admit it. One of his arguments that he uses to hide his belief as when he says that "it is hard to imagine how free will can operate if our behavior is determined by physical law, so it seems that we are no more than biological machines and that free will is just an illusion." Yet it is one of Hawking's theories which makes makes it possible for us to have freewill while at the same time it enables God to know the future before it happens. The explanation in the book is simply amazing! Go buy it!
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INFORMATIVE VIDEOS TO WATCH
Hawking Discusses God
How the Universe Began
The Universe Had a Beginning
Stephen Meyer tells the story of how Hubble showed Einstein that the universe was not eternal but must have had a beginning.
Master of the Universe
IT'S TRUE! Stephen Hawking Did Find God
Although I am not an atheist I have the greatest respect for Stephen Hawking. Here is a man who has battled the debilitating neurological disorder Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, for fifty years and yet despite this huge handicap he has reached the pinnacle of fame in the academic world of science. Even though he has been confined to a wheelchair unable to move and is only able speak through a computer, he has received world-wide recognition for his achievements in physics, and well deserved they are too.
From 1979 to 2009 Hawking held the post of Lucasian Professor at Cambridge, the chair held by Isaac Newton in 1663. He has over a dozen honorary degrees and was awarded the CBE in 1982. He is a fellow of the Royal Society and a member of the US National Academy of Science and is regarded by many as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Einstein. There are some who reckon that he should be awarded a Nobel Prize.
There cannot a better accolade than to have a film made about your life. In 2014 a film directed by James Marsh called The Theory of Everything was released on the big screen which told the story of Stephen Hawking and Jane Wilde, the art student he fell in love with whilst studying at Cambridge in the 1960s. It is adapted by Anthony McCarten from the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Jane Wilde Hawking, which deals with her relationship with her ex-husband, his diagnosis of motor neuron disease, and his success in physics.
As a seeker of truth, I have read most if not all of Hawking's works and articles and watched a number of videos such as the Stephen Hawking Collection by the Discovery Channel, beautifully crafted visuals depicting his thoughts and views of the universe. My interest of course, believing as I do in God and creation was Hawking's thoughts on God. By the way, God did not create the universe and the earth in seven twenty-four hour days as many misinformed people believe and in fact what Hawking accepts as the science of the universe is exactly what is as described in the Bible.
This is the story how Hawking ducked and weaved to avoid the evidence that his theories kept leading him to, namely that God created the Universe. However, in the end he came face to face with the Divine Author and ironically, it was one of his theories that made that fateful confrontation possible. But he could not bring himself to overcome his religious paradigm and acknowledge what his eyes had clearly been revealing to him.
By reading this book not only will you learn about Hawking's brush with the Divine Author on a number of occasions, but you will also gain a good grounding on Black Holes, the Steady State Theory of Fred Hoyle, the Big Bang, Hawking Radiation, Einstein's theory of Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, Imaginary Time, String theory and more. This will enable you to make an an informed judgement as to the premise of this book, that, "In the Beginning God created the heavens and the earth".
Hawking says in he video "Master of the Universe" that the best analagy he can give is bubbles, but without the man to blow them up, he says. In his mind, the video says, our universe has no Creator. It came out of nothing and exists all on its own. Yet he just showed that it required a man, an intelligent being, to set in motion the blowing of bubbles. But this he ignores without realising what he has said. That is his problem. His mind is closed to what his eyes and theories tell him. So what does he do? Unable to contradict his own theories any more and in a final act of frustration and self-betrayal he adopted a theory that was not even one of his own - M-theory. Now here is the irony of it. By all accounts M-theory is not a genuine theory but rather it is philosophical speculation disguised as science. Sir Roger Penrose, who shared the Wolf Prize for physics with Hawking in 1988 said on a radio show in 2010, "... M-Theory isn't even a theory. It's a collection of ideas, hopes, aspirations. It's not even a theory."
For any scientist, let alone a science superstar like Hawking, to disparage philosophy on the one hand, and then proceed to engage in it by adopting a self contradictory philosophical stance on the other, with M-theory, is really scraping the bottom of the barrel. What a sad end to such a remarkable man, who has captured the hearts and minds of so many people. But is it the end? Hawking's story is not finished yet. He once said: "Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change."
Thus, it is in the realm of possibility that he may read this book, which goes over his theories that often point to God and change his mind.
Stephen, if you are reading this, it is not too late to change your mind and believe what your eyes have been telling you all along. The question is will you? The world waits with bated breath upon your decision.