A Letter To Stephen Hawking
Dear Professor Hawking,
Wait, you’re British?
I’m sitting here watching your Grand Design show and you mentioned what it was like growing up as a boy in England. And this whole time I thought you were American like me.
Anyway, you claim to have “proved” there isn’t a god because, according to you, time didn’t exist before the Big Bang. And, according to you, nothing, not even God, could exist before time. So therefore, the Big Bang occurred with no First Cause and God is simply our invention.
That lines up nice and neatly. It surely makes sense. But aren’t you overlooking a glaringly obvious possibility?
I’ll grant you that nothing outside of the Big Bang caused the Big Bang, but what if what caused it, is it? In other words, God is what exploded to create the vast universe. Which would explain why we’re all connected (because we are).
But still, maybe you’re right and I’m wrong. Or maybe we’re both right. Or both wrong.
Regardless, I love what you said at the end of the show, “We have but this one life to enjoy the grand design of the universe and for that, I am extremely grateful.”
Actually, I love what that computerized voice said for you, but seriously man, it should at least have a robotic sounding British accent.
I hope you’re feeling decently well,
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