I recently saw an online news article that said that Professor Stephen Hawking was looking to hire an assistant to help develop and maintain the electronic speech system that he uses to communicate.
It reminded me of a TV show that I had seen and a conversation I had with our grandson last summer as we went for a walk.
Along the way, he asked questions about God creating the world and us.
“How did God make us?”
“How did God make our bones?…our skin?….our blood?”
I told him God made Adam out of the dirt. But the rest….
I had to be honest and tell him I did not know. I told him that when he gets to heaven, he can ask God how He made everything.
That conversation got me to thinking about a show I watched on Discovery channel the previous week.
The show was the premier of a series called “Curiosity” and the episode was entitled “Did God Create the Universe?”
I don’t normally watch shows on the Discovery or History Channels that investigate anything to do with the Bible because they always seem to do their best to prove the Bible wrong.
I decided to watch this one because in the commercials they said that no matter what they found, they would tell the truth.
I should have known from the beginning what the conclusion was going to be because the statement at the start of the show said that it was the commentary and opinions of Professor Stephen Hawking.
The question he asked: “Is there a God that created and controls the universe?”
The show began with an explanation about the “Laws of Nature” and the statement that these laws are fixed, they cannot be changed. Then he asked “If the Laws of Nature are fixed, what role is there for God?”
It then went on to point out the discoveries supporting the Laws of Nature:
Galileo’s discovery that the earth is not the center of the universe.
The science behind lightening, earthquakes, storms, and what makes the stars shine.
They then made the statement that if you know the science behind things that happen, you are much less likely to believe in God.
Professor Hawking ended the show by saying that if everything could be explained by science, then there was no role for God to play; and if there was no role for God to play, that meant that there was no God.
I’m sorry, I may not be the sharpest crayon in the box, but that just does not make sense to me.
Now, I am not saying that scientists don’t know what they are talking about, as far as how things work; but just because they think they know what they are talking about, how does that negate the existence of God?
© Drusilla Mott and https://drusillamott.wordpress.com, 2012