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“God is unnecessary for Creation” - Stephen Hawkings Stephen Hawking says God was not necessary for the creation of the universe. He claims physics proves the big bang creation of the universe had to happen.

British physicist Stephen Hawking's latest book is already making waves with his observation that science can explain the universe's origin without invoking God. "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."

And he concluded by saying, “the big bang was the result of the inevitable laws of physics and did not need God to spark the creation of the universe”.

<Click Here> for reading the news on the Theory brought forth by Stephen Hawking Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The latest revolutionary vocal proclamation is already done and even scientifically proved by Stephen Hawking after his prolonged labour for the past 20 years that God is not necessary for the creation!!! Being a small creature in His creation, I am unworthy of reflecting to any controversial scientifically proved results by a great scientist like him. However, the experiences and the feel and the very limited knowledge could not prevent me from putting a few notes to the matter in question. Somehow or other the science is now rigorously trying with all its efforts to compete and combat with the Creator where as the philosophical ancestors of ancient era had always had a compatibility with their philosophical ideas and scientific explanation to the ‘actions’ of the Creator, especially in Indian Philosophy, one of the richest philosophies in the world. What Stephen Hawking says??? Stephen Hawking says that the big bang theory in physics for the creation of the universe had to happen. Nevertheless, the current understanding of physics does not possess any validating explanation for its teachings on big bang theory. The new theory is a big blow to Einstein’s ultimate understanding of the hand of God in everything, especially in creation after all his scientific explanations and discoveries. Big Bang Theory

Big Bang theory is an effort to explain what happened at the very beginning of the universe. Discoveries in physics and astronomy have shown beyond a reasonable doubt that our universe did have a beginning. Prior to that there was nothing; during and after that there was something, our universe. The big bang theory is an effort to explain what happened during and after that moment. ‘Singularity’ Physics even could not explain what a ‘singularity’ is because they defy the current understanding of physics. ‘Singularity’ is another scientific term that boggles every mind and disproves every mathematical formula. It is the zone created out of intense gravitational force during the big explosion. But where did it come from? We don’t know. Why did it appear?? We don’t know. The science has no answer to these questions. Physics well explains that after the formation of these ‘singularities’, it apparently expanded and cooled to the size and temperature of our current universe. It continues to expand and cool to this day that we enjoy now and we are inside of this. It consists of stars clustered together with other millions of stars in the galaxy, all of which began from the unexplainable ‘singularity’ which appeared out of nowhere for reasons unknown. This is a very brief understanding of Big Bang theory. But where does this singularity come from?? No answer. But there must be a cause for all causes. In fact, The Cause of all causes is Him, the Almighty God. There are so many other things that can never be understood or explained. Our scientific investigations and understandings of all such matters can only take all of us to the point of worship and worship only. Let me invite your kind attention to one of the prayers of our forefathers during the sacrament of matrimony in eastern orthodox churches that gives a beautiful attribute to the Almighty God. The prayer goes as follows......

GsXmê XXzÚm\nt¡m XmÀ¡nIt\m Xs¶ Bc[nçhm\ÃmsX Bcmªdnbphmt\m IgnhnÃmsXbncnç¶hëamb X\nç kvXpXn.


The prayer means that any philosopher or critic can neither examine nor investigate but worship just Him. He is the One who is much incomprehensive with mysteries. There are certain realms where the whole creatures in the creation have to keep themselves in silence but worship or just watch what is going on around. A true believer will just worship and say as the Psalmist worshipped and wrote; “The heavens will proclaim the glory of God and the skies will proclaim the work of His hands”.(Psalms 19:1)

Confusions in Big Bang Theory There are so many confusions surrounding this theory. First of all, we tend to imagine that a giant explosion occurred. Experts after their scientific studies, however say that there was no such an explosion. Stephen Hawking has tried to prove the mystery of creation by the Big Bang Theory in absolute scientific form when the misconceptions of the Big Bang theory still prevail !!!! Moreover, the idea of ‘singularity’ is also just an imagination with seldom proper scientific explanations. The imagination is as simple as just a firewall appearing somewhere in space!! There is a great paradox in the statement of ‘somewhere in the space’!!!. Many experts say that space did not exist before the big bang. Then how can there be a firewall in the space for an explosion??? In 1968, the same astrophysicist Stephen Hawking himself published an article in which he extended the Einstein’s Theory of Relativity to include measurement of time and space. According to their calculations time and space have a finite beginning that corresponded to the origin of matter and energy. They said that ‘singularity’ did not appear in space; rather space must have been formed inside the ‘singularity’. And now the question arises again What is this ‘singularity’?? Again no answer. As I mentioned above, all the unanswered questions can lead all of us only to the point of prayer and worship. Therefore, let me again quote one of the beautiful prayers of our forefathers...

iq\yXbnÂ\nì R§sf krãnçIbpw bYmØm\¯mçIbpw sNbvX R§fpsS ainlm X¼pcmt\!......... This is the prayer taken from one of the ‘Prumiyons’ from the holy taksa . ‘Shoonyatha’ may be the space. Hawking himself has agreed that space must be formed in the ‘singularity’ and not singularity in space. Therefore, the cause of the space is singularity and science is still struggling with the cause of the singularity.

When our forefathers chanted the above prayer, they were sure that the creation was done in a vacuum, which can be the space. But how did this vacuum originated? They believed that the vacuum was in

God and the creation was done by God in God. To be more pedant concerning this matter, let the ‘SINGULARITY’ be the unexplainable cause of all causes. The Cause of all causes can be the God (This is just to make the concept more comprehensive and I am not saying that the Singularity is the God because nobody can explain what God is. The only possibility is to explain what God is not, as mentioned in ancient Vedas , ie, Nethi nethi........) Let me quote a verse from the Holy Quran...

`qanbn Al´tbmsS \S¡êXv. \n\¡v `qansb ]nfÀ¡ms\mìamhnÃ. (hn. Jpdm³)

Prayers, Fr. John Samuel St. Gregorios Indian Orthodox Church, London.