"You cannot use reason to understand God's law."
Ram Dass, Paths to God
Watched Stephen Hawking on the Discovery Channel the other
night as he explained how the Universe could have created itself,
thus negating the need for a Creator - or God.
I don't think he was trying to prove there is no God, just that one
is not necessary. In the process, it seemed to this layman that he
took some enormous leaps of faith in science. He lost me when
he said that time does not exist in a "black hole." But, it was only
an hour show and perhaps a longer lecture might have proved
more enlightening. Probably not.
I was interested to know how he thinks life became alive. I
missed the first five minutes of the show, maybe he covered it
Anyway, I'm with Ram Dass on this one. The intellect is just
the wrong tool, and reason the wrong paradigm, to find God.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.