Wow! It is not often that Christians receive a gift from unbelievers. But here's one right here. The reknown agnostic physicist Stephen Hawking has just upped the ante on reverse brilliance. Simply put, it is a conclusion of exceptionally moronic proportion - absurdity on a platter, if you will. Are you ready?
The universe and all we know about it came into being spontaneously.
Wow. Ranks right up there with the best of Grimm's "Just So" stories. And they laugh at us Christians for taking it on FAITH that God - an intelligent Agent of an immense kind - created the universe and the material world that we observe.
Don't you just want to laugh right back when you see a man of such a depth of intelligence explain away the created order via self creation? I had to read the article some ten times to make sure I got it straight. Never mind "ex nihil - nihil fit" we all learned in Philosophy 101, Mr. Hawking and his physicist cohort at CalTech, Mr. Mlodinow, have indeed proven Albert Einstein's maxim: "The man of science is a poor philosopher."
Dare I say that Romans 1 suggests the perfect epitaph to modern science and cosmology: "Professing themselves wise, they became fools....and worshipped the creature rather than the Creator...".
These people need our prayers.