Looks like some good news for Atheists. Stephen Hawking the renowned scientist in cosmetology has made it clear in his new book The Grand Design that he does not believe that God created the Universe.
Why ? Well, he seems to say that everything is according to the Laws of Physics. If you say that the Laws of Physics is God, he will agree. But what he is not ready to accept is God as a personality that you can meet.
Stephen Hawking once after looking at the complex design in the universe and the mere impossibility of Human existence said that God must be behind all this. Because he thought that the whole process right from Hydrogen bonding after The Big Bang to the perfect distance between the Sun and the Earth to make it suitable for life seems impossible without some force behind it.
After a few years he came up with the idea that there might be trillions of universe out there and its just that our universe that turned out to be the perfect universe.
In his latest book titled “The Grand Design”, Hawking writes: “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 is already being criticized by the religious community. The chief rabbi, Lord Sacks, hit back at Stephen Hawking after the astrophysicist said God did not create the universe. Writing in the Times, the chief rabbi said: “There is a difference between science and religion. Science is about explanation. Religion is about interpretation. The Bible simply isn’t interested in how the universe came into being.”
“But there is more to wisdom than science. It cannot tell us why we are here or how we should live. Science masquerading as religion is as unseemly as religion masquerading as science.”