Science, for Muslims, is another way of reading the sacred text.
Like Hawking, I suspect there probably is no life following this one. But I don’t really care – life in the here and now demands too much of my attention to give it much thought.
Authentic Christian faith does not limit human liberty and reason.
It is disappointing that a scientist of Hawking’s repute would take a position that because he hasn’t personally seen or experienced God, that God is not necessary or does not exist.
I know God lives, because I have experienced His reality.
Faith and reason not only coexist, but they are integrally related.
Because of God, there is science
Religion and science need not be enemies.
I believe that God is the source of all knowledge inspires scientific inquiry.
“Can God and science co-exist?” Francis Bacon, the father of modern science, believed they must.
Professor Hawking is rejecting a fundamentalist definition that is a fairy tale. I reject it too.
Hawking is working with a very low-grade and sub-biblical view of ‘going to heaven.’
It is piquant to hear the apostles of doubt and reason and evidence pound the university lectern like a fire and brimstone preacher and cast all careful empirical weighing out the window when religious claims are concerned.
A God reduced to filling in gaps, or to being an electronic starter for the engine of creation is a finite God.
I will go with Jesus and not Hawking.
Scientists test their own and other theories and try to find facts that support or disprove them. Traditional religion, on the other hand, usually demands blind faith and reacts negatively to facts that conflict with doctrine.
Hawking’s answer is not the product of scientific thinking but of the belief system that he currently maintains in contrast to the belief system of those who claim there is a God and a heaven.