Is There A God?

Maria Popova’s post this Sunday talks about often asked questions posed to Steven Hawking during his lifetime, which Hawking attempts to answer in his final book, Brief Answers to the Big Questions. The book begins with the question is there a God?

Hawking concludes with his answer to the universal question: “It’s my view that the simplest explanation is that there is no God. No one created the universe and no one directs our fate.”

I have great respect for Hawking, but with his conclusion I whole-heartily disagree.

I once told my EFM class that I could prove the existence of God by the simple use of the mathematical mystery the number Pi. They were all believers, but didn’t buy into my method of proof. I intend on buying Hawking’s book because I believe in understanding different points of view, but I don’t think I will change my mind.

Popova begins her post about Hawking with a different quote. It is one that I think better states my belief: “Every formula which expresses a law of nature is a hymn of praise to God.” — Maria Mitchell.

What is your answer?

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of The United States, is an author and speaker. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

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