Stephen Hawking, frequent guest on "The Simpson's" and frequently parodied on "Family Guy" has set about to aggravate the religious right. You have to like a guy for doing something constructive with his life:
LONDON (Reuters) – God did not create the universe and the "Big Bang" was an inevitable consequence of the laws of physics, the eminent British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking argues in a new book.
In "The Grand Design," co-authored with U.S. physicist Leonard Mlodinow, Hawking says a new series of theories made a creator of the universe redundant, according to the Times newspaper which published extracts on Thursday.
"Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing. Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist," Hawking writes.
"It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the universe going."
It's not? Then what are they going to do with all those big buildings and that collection plate they pass around? Boy, that wll surely change the Sunday sermon. "Hey flock, that God we invented just showed up late and took credit for the whole bit. It was like that when He got here."
Well, we are an egotistic bunch, and we do feel as though the Earth is here just for our entertainment. If you go by some of the things we do to the Earth that their God gave us, one wonders if they also feel as though the Earth was put here to be their personal disposal for their junk and a source of energy for their bloated lifestyles. That's why I can't figure out why the religious right isn't firmly behind the alternative energy movement and big supporters of "Green" technology and Global Warming theories. I suppose their devotion to God stops when it affects their lifestyle.
It's interesting to me that some people would choose to believe something they cannot substantiate rather than something backed by science. Not only in the God/creation debate, but in other areas as well. They lean on the Bible and base their belief system on something they cannot prove. They call it faith, which is a substitute for thinking.