Defining God

“What could define God [is thinking of God] as the embodiment of the laws of nature. However, this is not what most people would think of that God They made a human-like being with whom one can have a personal relationship. When you look at the vast size of the universe and how insignificant an accidental human life is in it, that seems most impossible…

“There is a fundamental difference between religion, which is based on authority, [and] science, which is based on observation and reason. Science will win because it works.”

The words of Stephen Hawking being interviewed by ABC’s Diana Sawyer in June, 2010.

Stephen Hawking is a deist, or at least that how I would describe this interaction with Sawyer. This is the same terminology as Jefferson and Franklyn, and brings to the forefront the general arguments made by those of the mono-theist faiths. It is something I also believe in which Hawking’s was wrong.

Religion is not just based on authority, but based on unsubstantiated faith in a supreme power. A power that puts order to the general chaos of life. Sometimes we do not know, we cannot rationalize, why things happen. Why, for example, was one house in Joplin, Mo destroyed and another, next store, left without damage?

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About David Rosman

David is the winner of the Missouri Press Foundation's "Best Columnist" in 2013 (First Place) and 2014 (Second Place), the 2016 Harold Riback Award for excellence in writing, and the winner of the 2007 Interactive Media Award for excellence in editing.
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