Do you believe there is a God?
This is on the forefront when the British Professor Stephen Hawking stated in his book "God did not create Universe"
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"Stephen Hawking: God did not create Universe
The Universe can create itself from nothing, says Prof Hawking
There is no place for God in theories on the creation of the Universe, Professor Stephen Hawking has said.
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Well now, I beg to differ with him. There are many great minds today who also differ with the Brit.
The Physicist Dr. Anthony Rizzi is quoted ..
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ZE03091723 - 2003-09-17
U.S. Physicist on Reconciling Science With the Church
Anthony Rizzi on How to Reach a Delicate Balance
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, SEPT. 17, 2003 (Zenit.org).- The Catholic Church gave birth to science and helped support its growth for years, but in modern times the two are often seen as pitted against each other.
Anthony Rizzi wants to change that. Rizzi, the director of Institute for Advanced Physics who gained worldwide recognition in theoretical physics by solving an 80-year-old problem in Einstein's theory, is determined to bring science back to the Church.
He shared with ZENIT his experience as a Catholic scientist and his thoughts on why the relationship between faith and science needs to be restored.
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There is another remarkable Book Review about the notorious atheist that changed his mind about the existence of God.
Article in part and link to Book Review by Rich Deem, this link also provides more contradictions to the "belief" that God does not exist.
Book Review: There Is a God: How the World's Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind
by Rich Deem
Professor Antony Flew and co-author Abraham Varghese have written a book, There Is a God, describing Flew's "conversion" from atheism to deism. Although Flew grew up as the son of a preacher, the problem of evil and Flew's academic studies led him to disbelieve in God's existence.
Flew's early writings
Much of the first few chapters of There Is a God examined Flew's philosophical writings for atheism and against the existence of God. For Flew, at the time, there just wasn't enough evidence in support of the existence of God. By default, he reasoned, atheism was the logical choice, and it was up to the theists to present the evidence supporting their case for the existence of God. In all Flew's writings, it is apparent that the existence of evil is still a problem for him, and that he considers this problem as eliminating the possibility of God being personal. Flew still insists that the free will defense argument does not exonerate God from the responsibility for the existence of evil. However, at this point, I think most theists acknowledge that God is ultimately responsible for evil, but that evil is required to fulfill the purpose for the creation of the universe.
In Antony Flew's 2004 "coming out" debut, he admitted that the evidence for design (specifically in DNA) was responsible for his change of mind regarding the existence of a divine Designer:
"Yes, I now think it does... almost entirely because of the DNA investigations. What I think the DNA material has done is that it has shown, by the almost unbelievable complexity of the arrangements which are needed to produce (life), that intelligence must have been involved in getting these extraordinary diverse elements to work together."
In other discussions, Flew admitted that he had a difficult time believing in any scientific theories that attempted to explain the origin of the first replicator. He also indicated that the Big Bang creation event had been a problem for his atheism "because it suggested that the universe had a beginning and that the first sentence of Genesis (In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth") was related to an event in the universe." Flew was uncomfortable with alternatives, saying, "I did not find the multiverse alternative very helpful. The postulation of multiple universes, I maintained, is a truly desperate alternative."
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So, is this one Brit, Professor Hawking the end all of the question of whether there is a God?
I think not, through History the great minds were consistently men of Faith.
The Scientific Theory was based on the teachings of the Church.