Wednesday, October 2nd, at 7:00pm.
Sir Stephen William Hawking - The infamous atheist who is also known for his theories about this universe, was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author who was the director of research at the Center for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge.
Here are some incredible and shocking quotations from this "brilliant man":
"We are each free to believe what we want and it is my view that the simplest explanation is there is no God. No one created the universe and no one directs our fate. This leads me to a profound realization. There is probably no heaven, and no afterlife either. We have this one life to appreciate the grand design of the universe, and for that, I am extremely grateful." - in American television series Curiosity on the Discovery Channel
2017 Humanists UK conference. In an interview with El Mundo, he said:
"Before we understand science, it is natural to believe that God created the universe. But now science offers a more convincing explanation. What I meant by 'we would know the mind of God' is, we would know everything that God would know if there were a God, which there isn't. I'm an atheist. "
and then came his last book and his conclusion:
"Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing," he writes. Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist. It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the universe going."
so, I, Jeejo wonder about these things... Who created Gravity?! Spontaneous creation? What do those words mean? It is not necessary to invoke God… wait... So does God exist and we don’t need to poke him about things? or… If God didn’t create anything but He somehow existed, what the heck is He doing? Or did he actually mean that God existed or just an idea of non-personal God as an idea that can be discovered via science?
He was among the first 16 recipients of Obama's presidential medal of freedom, the country's highest civil honor. This was a roll call of Obama's heroes and heroines, people who had resonated throughout his life.
"This is a chance for me and for the United States of America to say thank you to some of the finest citizens of this country, and of all countries," he said.
Obama is, in my opinion, the most liberal occupant in the history of the White House and the people he chose to award reflected this, champions of civil rights, human rights, gay rights, feminism, and anti-poverty campaigns. In the case of Hawking, it was for overcoming disability to push the boundaries of science.
Hawking, in a wheelchair, lined up with the other recipients on either side of Obama in front of an audience of several hundred.
Obama joked that Hawking had been a "brilliant man but a mediocre student". He went on to praise the author of a Brief History of Time who "from his wheelchair has led us on a journey to the farthest and strangest reaches of to the furthest corners of the cosmos. In so doing, he has stirred our imagination and shown us the power of the human spirit here on earth." He then bent down to tie the blue and white ribbon around Hawking's neck.
What an image! - but in stark contrast to how the Creator may have seen this event. One of the creations applauding another of the creation on their inconclusive findings of all of creation and the Creator Himself
But perhaps Obama was right on one thing even if he considered it a joke, "A brilliant man but a mediocre student".
Why do I say that? Because of this:
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. - Proverbs 9:10
You know something funny? Hawking said this, too: “Why are we here? Where do we come from? Traditionally, these are questions for philosophy, but philosophy is dead.”
It takes philosophy to state this… and so I say… Well, philosophy is alive… God is alive, gravity is alive but the dude is dead.
It's a pity - because... What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? - Matthew 16:26
Well, join us to discuss Creation! The session is named “The Cosmic Bootstrap” and we discuss one such theory on creation: Kalam Cosmological Argument.
See you tonight!
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