Stephen Hawking and God

With all the talk recently about Stephen Hawking’s new book The Grand Design I felt it as good a time as any to discuss how God fits into Science. Can a pure scientist make room for God in his world view? I think so. Coming from a purely subjective point of view, I have a difficult time understanding someone who has no faith, who doesn’t hold out a grain of thought that there is a divine omniscient being watching over us, protecting us. I feel it on a daily basis. Saint Thomas Aquinas said:
“To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.”

This is how I feel. For me, God is ALL around us. My faith is what has gotten me where I am. The Law of Attraction has only made my faith stronger. I may have a challenging time with someone who doesn’t believe, but that doesn’t mean I will avoid them and I won’t try to convert them either. As I’ve said here many times, Everyone has a right to their own opinions, their own belief system. Who am I to say my belief system is the right one? The only one?

I’m presenting one view through a kaleidoscope of world views. You may want to stop at my view, take it in and see how it feels. You may wind up using some of mine then twirl the kaleidoscope again find another view and use some of that view as well. To me that’s the ONLY way to discover your personal world view. For me, though, my God is everywhere. I feel blessed that I have this strong faith and I’m grateful all the time for the gift of my faith. And as hard as I try I still find it difficult that someone doesn’t believe that the divine exists. I’ve seen it at work in my life. That’s only because I’m so steeped in it. Again I refer back to the Saint Thomas Aquinas quote above.

Stephen Hawking may not believe in divinity and that’s fine for him. Whatever gets you through the night, right? For me my faith is what has brought me where I am. For me no explanation is necessary!

Be Happy! Be Well! Be Positive!

Chris

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4 responses to “Stephen Hawking and God

  1. >In "The Grand Design" Stephen Hawking postulates that the M-theory may be the Holy Grail of physics…the Grand Unified Theory which Einstein had tried to formulate and later abandoned. It expands on quantum mechanics and string theories.In my e-book on comparative mysticism is a quote by Albert Einstein: “…most beautiful and profound emotion we can experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the sower of all true science. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and most radiant beauty – which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their primitive form – this knowledge, this feeling, is at the center of all religion.”E=mc², Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity, is probably the best known scientific equation. I revised it to help better understand the relationship between divine Essence (Spirit), matter (mass/energy: visible/dark) and consciousness (f(x) raised to its greatest power). Unlike the speed of light, which is a constant, there are no exact measurements for consciousness. In this hypothetical formula, basic consciousness may be of insects, to the second power of animals and to the third power the rational mind of humans. The fourth power is suprarational consciousness of mystics, when they intuit the divine essence in perceived matter. This was a convenient analogy, but there cannot be a divine formula.

  2. >I like this entry and quote by St. Thomas A. An point of view on this is Ben Stein's documentary called Expelled: No Intelligent Design.

  3. >I like this entry and quote by St. Thomas A. An interesting point of view on this is Ben Stein's documentary called Expelled: No Intelligent Design.

  4. >“St. Thomas also said: All that I have written seems to me like straw compared with what has now been revealed to me.” After experiencing union, he abandoned writing Summa Theologiae.

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