This is the battle between two extremes, science vs religion, proclaimed genius vs born again childhood TV star, blah blah vs blah blah. I want to comment on some of their quotes and then I’ll give my opinion on the subject.
He (Hawking) told the UK newspaper The Guardian last week, when asked to share his thoughts about death: “I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.”
This makes sense to me and I view death exactly as Hawking describes. Basically you die and you are buried and that is all she wrote.
Cameron, who is a born again christian and religious to the extreme was quoted saying “To say anything negative about Stephen Hawking is like bullying a blind man,” Cameron, 40, said in a message posted on his Facebook page. “He has an unfair disadvantage, and that gives him a free pass on some of his absurd ideas.”
You are attacking his credibility by insulting his appearance, childish and completely out of line and it makes him look foolish in my opinion.
“To speak on issues of science and violate it’s essential laws is like playing checkers with a someone who changes the rules when he’s losing,” Cameron added. “Why should anyone believe Mr. Hawking’s writings if he cannot provide evidence for his unscientific belief that out of nothing, everything came?”
I completely agree with Cameron here that everything can’t come from nothing. Problem is I also don’t think a supreme being was here before everything and decided to create the universe. My mind tends to lean more towards science here but to think that Cameron’s belief of a supreme being is any more believable then the science approach isn’t being realistic.
The bottom line is that no one knows for sure and it’s easier to say “you can believe whatever you want to believe and I’ll believe whatever I want to believe and we’ll leave it at that.” Now here’s why I believe there is no god.
Does anyone have any proof HE exists? ANY? How can you believe in things with no proof? I need more then just HE’s watching and you should do the right things because you want to be in his good graces when judgment day rolls around. I believe Christianity and the belief in God was created by people way back when to try to help society achieve common goals and continue to move forward in the best means possible. Plus the satisfaction derived from helping people is the most value you can have as a meaningless peon in the grand scheme of things. I understand the idea that people who have god in their lives feel more fulfilled but can’t I feel just as fulfilled without believing in him? Can I not help people the same way Christians can without believing in god?
I feel like I can describe “miracles from god” as dumb luck. When I narrowly missed getting crushed by a car and t-boned, that was God’s doing? There was probably another car accident somewhere else where the person didn’t get so lucky. Where was god for that one? Oh I forgot, God picks and chooses who he wants to help because he’s all powerful.
I can’t explain how everything came from nothing. I can’t explain how a supreme being created everything. All I can do is live my life, try to be happy, and enjoy it the best I can because I’m just one of the masses in this slither of time that is the universe. God or no god, I don’t think it matters much to me.