How Can You Say That God Does Not Exist
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First published: 17:47, 2nd October 2014
How Can You Say That God Does Not Exist, Stephen
There is no dichotomy between true religion and true science
David Shayler the Christ argues that the leading quantum physicists longevity is a miracle while his faith that science will explain all remains misplaced
As above, so below
When I first red the Dan Brown novel, Angels and Demons, which takes as its
theme the resolution of the conflict between God and Science, I was an atheist.
When the hero's sexy companion Vittoria Vetra, a scientist working on particle physics at CERN claims there is no conflict between the two, I laughed. I laughed at the transparent desperate grasping of straws by religious types to
justify their world-view in the face of the overwhelming scientific evidence.
When I read the book again five years later as a man of faith, I remembered my
previous scepticism as an atheist. For this time round, I wholly accepted the
notion that science was only an attempt to understand the 'mind of God'. For no
matter how far science explains the How, it virtually never touches on the Why,
the Wherefore or the Where From.
Indeed, when science is developed and used to understand God's Creation and
the nature of God Himself, it aids our spiritual understanding and helps us to
make enormous leaps on the journey, as I can personally testify from my own
For example, the concept that the same electron can co-exist in two different
parts of the Universe simultaneously mirrors (and resolves) the apparently
conflicting concepts of God within and God without.
The fact that electrons behave in a more orderly fashion when they 'know' they
are being observed serves as a warning to those humans who misbehave that:
'God is always watching'. 'As above, so below'.
Hawking: his role in the Divine Plan
I mention all this because Professor Stephen Hawking has reportedly told Spanish
newspaper, El Mundo, that: There is no God, after headlining at the Starmus Festival on the Spanish island of Tenerife. In an exclusive interview, Hawking
said he was an atheist because: 'Religion believes in miracles but these arent compatible with science'.
Ironically, it is only by virtue of a miracle the will of God transcending the usual rules of our physical world that the author of bestseller, A Brief History of Time, is still alive. When Hawking was 21, he was diagnosed with motor neurone
disease. Doctors gave him two years to live in line with the general life expectancy of those who contract this terrible and debilitating disease. So God
has -- so far -- spared Hawking from the slow and painful death by asphyxiation as the muscles in the lungs and chest cease to work associated with it.
Professor Hawking really should be very grateful to God, indeed.
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I know though why God has kept the ungrateful Hawkins alive for all these years.
It was so he could play a part and a vital part at that in the journey of the Messiah to realise his destiny. In late-2004, I was looking into the esoteric, the
name given to the study of 'the secret' said to be encoded in ancient documents
like the Bible and protected by societies like the Egyptian mystery schools; the
Knights Templar; the Rosicrucians; and latterly the Freemasons in the higher 'red' degrees at least, which include titles like:
the 'Royal Arch of Enoch'
the 'Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret' (32nd)
the 'Grand Sovereign Inspector General' (33rd).
In this study, I kept coming across something called 'Qabalah' (sometimes
transliterated from the Hebrew as 'Kabbalah' or 'Cabala'). At the time, I was as usual struggling to make ends meet. I couldn't afford to buy books so was reliant on the selection at Maldon Lending Library.
Obviously, there wasn't much of a section on esoteric knowledge so I kept
making a mental note to order a couple of interesting titles I had seen on the
subject, the next time I was in the library. Unfortunately I kept forgetting to do
so until the right moment came.
A Brief History of Mine
At the time, I had just read A Brief History of Time, which was then spending a
record 237 weeks on the bestseller list. Having struggled to comprehend the
work, I returned it to Maldon Library. It was on that visit that The Power of
Kabbalah leapt out at me from the shelves.
When I read it, I found the same core concepts of Creation in the Qabalah that I
had found in Hawkings research:
Quantum Physics Qabalah
The physical universe begins with
the explosion of a single atom,
from which all energy comes
Creation begins with the flash of
Zion, leading to God in
There are ten possibly eleven
There are ten spheres attached
to the Tree of Life and a disc,
Darth, which sits below it
The universe is one to five per cent
observable. The rest is dark matter.
Our realm is one per cent light,
99 per cent darkness
At the time, this was the most exciting hot new intelligence I had ever heard. For
although I had been an atheist for around 40 years my 'forty days in the wilderness' I had always been looking for evidence of some kind of higher power because I was so scared of death. The trouble was, I found the accounts
given by most religious types to be unconvincing and often self-righteous and
condescending. When I asked them where Heaven was, they had no explanation.
Now, quantum mechanics had answered my question: Heaven was clearly in the
other dimensions which both quantum physics and Qabalah agree were collapsed shortly after the Big Bang/the Flash of Zion. (On closer study of the
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Tree, I realised that the sphere transliterated as 'Hod' could be transliterated as
'Heav-ed'. Some years later, when voyaging on Iboga, I went there and saw the
I cannot describe the euphoric joy I felt on finally being able to have proved to
me there was existence beyond the four dimensions we perceive with our senses.
In Qabalistic terms, I had 'pierced the first veil'.
I have since read quantum theories which state that space-time is a condition of
the Universe (rather than the Universe being a condition of space-time). To me,
that is the closest science will ever come to proclaiming: 'There is a God'. I have
also read theories which aim to deal with the central question raised by the
existence of the original atom from which all energy comes, which is: 'Where
does that atom come from?'
Before Creation: God without Form
Of course, the Antients had an answer to this. It comes from a god without form.
Since it lives 'outside' physical Creation, then it exists outside time in 'no-
thing(ness)'. Because this god exists outside time, it has always been there and
always will be. In recent years, physicists have begun to grapple with this
concept of 'the void' known to the Greeks as 'Chaos' identifying different types of nothing, like the vacuum or the black hole.
My immediate response to this new-found hope was to wonder how the Qabalists
had known this for many thousands of years, when modern physicists had only
just come across these concepts. As a result, I went on the journey: I made the
decision to believe there was some kind of benevolent force guiding and shaping
Since then, I have never looked back.
I have always believed in love and God, although over the years, I have obviously
come to understand better the nature of the One True God, Jesus, and His and
my place in Creation. Indeed, no true man of reason would ever say: 'There is no
God' as Hawking has apparently done the mistake I made for many years as a ahem 'sworn atheist'.
Of course, only the universal supreme arbiter of absolute truth would be in a
position to say: 'There is no God' as opposed to the more rationally correct: 'I don't believe in God' or 'There is no evidence for the existence of God, I believe'.
Since the absolute arbiter of truth would be the Supreme Being (aka God
Almighty) then he is unlikely to say: 'There is no God'!
Indeed, it is the very height of egotistical self-evaluation to claim that you can
make such a statement, wrongly confusing observable fact and speculative
On the other hand, the genuinely spiritual being is all to aware that he sees little
of the totality of Creation and is therefore unlikely to develop the kind of rigid
ideological mindset that bedevils so many scientific extremists like Richard
Dawkin and now, Stephen Hawking.
In his defence, Hawking does not actually say: 'There is no God', although that is
the gist of his words. According to El Mundo, he said: Before we understood science, it was a natural belief that God created the Universe. But now science
offers a more convincing explanation', before adding that he was therefore 'an
As pointed out above, science has yet to convincingly explain where the
original atom came from, which exploded in the Big Bang.
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But then again, although popular and a household name to boot Hawking is not rated as one of the finest minds of the world of quantum mechanics. When
his fellow physicists came to rate the great minds in their field of the twentieth
century, Hawking did not even come in the top twenty.
The No Evidence Fallacy and Intelligent Design
In fact, Professor Stephen is 'hawking' the argument that I used to make 'There is no evidence for the existence of God, therefore he doesn't exist'. But as any
wise man knows, this is a rational fallacy
There is no evidence of the existence of my great-great-great-great-great-great-
great grandfather but he must have existed because I exist now and human
beings are only created through the normal methods of intercourse, fertilisation
and birth (unless you wish to postulate that my great-great-great-great-great-
great grandfather (his son) was born by immaculate conception!).
So is there evidence for the existence of God and His role in Creation contrary to what Hawking claims?
Although you can never prove His existence, scientists have found evidence of
'intelligent design' or the 'invisible hand', as it was known before the 'Enlightenment' in Creation. Although an atheist, the former Astronomer Royal, Fred Hoyle whose school Hawking wished to join at Cambridge University for his PhD -- famously remarked that without panspermia:
The chance that higher life forms might have emerged in this way is
comparable with the chance that a tornado sweeping through a junk-yard
might assemble a Boeing 747 from the materials therein.
Fred Hoyle, Hoyle on evolution, Nature, Vol. 294, No. 5837 (November 12, 1981), p. 105
Life cannot have had a random beginning The trouble is that there are
about two thousand enzymes, and the chance of obtaining them all in a
random trial is only one part in 1040,000
, an outrageously small probability
that could not be faced even if the whole universe consisted of organic
Fred Hoyle and N. Chandra Wickramasinghe, Evolution from Space (London: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1981)
To avoid using any phrase which might indicate the existence of God, scientists
also call this concept 'the fine-tuned Universe'. It states that the conditions that
allow the elements, matter and life to exist in the Universe can only happen with
certain universal fundamental physical constants which themselves lie within an
extremely narrow range.
In his book, Just Six Numbers, current Astronomer Royal, Martin Rees, argues
that six numbers constitute a recipe for the Creation of the Universe. If any one
of the numbers were different 'even to the tiniest degree, there would be no
stars, no complex elements, no life.'
These parameters are so precise that they support the existence of an intelligent
guiding hand, shepherding Creation as opposed to a load of random events which
led to the Creation of elements, then galaxies, then stars, then planets, then
somehow the evolution of life and above all us, self-consciously intelligent beings.
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One of the 'six numbers' is 0.07 (Epsilon), the strength of the force binding subatomic particles into the nucleus. But:
If it were 0.01 less, then only hydrogen could exist, meaning
there would be no other elements to form galaxies, stars and
If it were 0.01 higher, hydrogen wouldn't exist shortly after
the Big Bang. Again, if there is no hydrogen, there can be no
other physical elements, including carbon, of which we are
When we combine all the odds together of these narrow parameters coming
together, the fact we are here at all seems nothing short of a miracle! Or rather
some guiding force must be making each stage of Creation fall within these
narrow constraints so the next stage can happen.
The Multiverse and misplaced faith
Militant atheist scientists have of course come up with an answer to this: the
'multi-verse'. Under this concept, we live in just one world of physical 'laws'.
Other parts of the 'multi-verse' will exist under their own set of equally narrow
but different parameters perhaps creating non-carbon-based life forms.
Of course, there is not one scrap of evidence for this 'multi-verse'. As such, it
requires a leap of faith as great if not greater than a belief in the One True God himself.
That has not stopped the man who once starred in Star Trek and The
Simpsons setting himself up as the prophet of this new popular science concept.
Since 2010, Hawking has used his public profile to attack religion and philosophy
and endorse the 'multi-verse'. In 2011, in an interview entitled: 'There is no
Heaven', he responded to the Guardian's questions about this odd position with
the following words:
The universe is governed by science. But science tells us that we can't
solve the equations, directly in the abstract. We need to use the effective
theory of Darwinian natural selection of those Societies most likely to
survive. We assign them a higher value.
Without wishing to sound cruel and heartless, one wonders whether the machine
which acts as his voice was on the blink that day. We might also wonder the
same about his recent proclamation to the Daily Mail that researchers enquiring
into the Higgs Boson or 'God particle' might stress it out, thus destroying the
Certainly, other physicists have taken him to task for his 'revelation' regarding
the multiverse because it is not based on sound scientific evidence or analysis.
Twenty years ago, relevantly qualified climate scientists were challenging the
myth of 'man-made global warming' but that didn't stop it taking off (although it
has now been quietly replaced with 'climate change' as the former cannot be
justified by the science).
Once you understand the nature of the god without form, from which Creation
comes endless and infinite, timeless and eternal -- you will realise there is no room for a 'mu...