Thursday, September 2, 2010

Post No. 146h: Article of Interest: Stephen Hawking's Change of View re God


Physicist Stephen Hawking has changed some of his views regarding God as revealed in his new book. To view the article, click here.

9 comments:

  1. I read about this on a BBC website earlier today. I don't think he's changed his mind so much as added another perspective to it. There was much speculation in the comments on the article that it was about pumping up interest in his book (where the remarks originated). Could be.

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  2. Something else came to me... Although I am atheist and, therefore, this isn't important to me, I thought that perhaps what Hawkings said could be construed into "God made the rules that the universe had to obey. Once made, there is no more need for His direct involvement."

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  3. I have long felt that most people simply lie about their relationship with and belief in God.

    As Bill Maher claims, it is the biggest con job ever put over on people. To make it worse, so many billions go along with it to simply avoid conflict with one another!

    That so few people anywhere on the web who had ANYTHING to say about Hawking's thoughts suggests that the so called believers are just full of it. Oh that's right, the true believers do not have to defend their beliefs.

    Then why are they always out there proselytizing?

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  4. Hi Inspector! Thank you for stopping by my blog, Kittens Come From Eggs. Appreciate your comment.

    Douglas, you make a good point. That's kind of what I thought too. A different slant to his original premise.

    Anonymous, I'm sorry you feel that way about people who believe in God. We're not perfect, by no means, and unfortunately, these days, the loudest ones seem to be the most judgmental. My relationship with God is the most important aspect of my life. My hubby is an atheist and I respect his decision to be so. His decision, not mine. But I do pray for his eternal destination, as per my beliefs.

    And maybe it's not about defending our beliefs. As a Christian I believe we need to be more about what we're for than what we're against. And that's the basic command, love God AND love one another. Jesus first and foremost helped those in need, regardless of whether they believed in him or not. And he didn't come to condemn.

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  5. Mrs. Miller, if all of the religious people out there had your attitude and compassion, it would not bother me so much. But the way in which many hard core religious folks have behaved here recently, especially during the administration of President Obama, has really bothered me. they condemn almost everything, as if THEY are perfect. So many of them, especially in the Bible Belt, act like their belief in God gives them the corner on righteousness.

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  6. Thanks much Dineen for visiting our forum, and providing your thoughts. We hope that you visit regularly.

    You wrote: "...[T]he loudest ones seem to be the most judgmental."

    That sure does seem to be the case these days. What's interesting is that if one really wanted more converts to their way of thinking, why would they be so....?

    You provided some food for thought. Thanks.

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  7. Later today, at 7:00 pm Eastern, C-Span2 Book TV will present a debate entitled, “Does Atheism Poison Everything?

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  8. Thanks much Dineen for visiting our forum, and providing your thoughts. We hope that you visit regularly.

    You wrote: "...[T]he loudest ones seem to be the most judgmental."

    That sure does seem to be the case these days. What's interesting is that if one really wanted more converts to their way of thinking, why would they be so....?

    You provided some food for thought. Thanks.

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  9. I have long felt that most people simply lie about their relationship with and belief in God.

    As Bill Maher claims, it is the biggest con job ever put over on people. To make it worse, so many billions go along with it to simply avoid conflict with one another!

    That so few people anywhere on the web who had ANYTHING to say about Hawking's thoughts suggests that the so called believers are just full of it. Oh that's right, the true believers do not have to defend their beliefs.

    Then why are they always out there proselytizing?

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