Here is a quote from Stephen Hawking that illustrates my point about scientists trying to supplant God with word games:
“Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing,” Hawking and his co-author, Caltech physicist Leonard Mlodinow, write in “The Grand Design,” which is due to be issued next week. “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.”
What irks me is that Stephen Hawking has become somewhat of a spokesman for the human community. I can see many atheists that would applaud his statement.
However, examining this statement thoroughly reveals so many holes.
First of all, he has created a new mystical force which we are to accept as omnipotent, Spontaneous Creation. Spontaneous Creation and the Universe are “God” with a different name. Of course there is merit in explaining possible origins of the universe, but how can Hawkin not recognize that his quest for a creative force mimics a religious search, except with scientifically palatable terminology. How can one man be so smart yet so close-minded?
We can see where the atheist movement is spinning its wheels. It is now in ways as obstinate and outdated as the religions they speak out against. I see no reason to pit science vs. God (the word and notion). The same logic weaves through both.