Stephen Hawking is deluded!

Last night I watched a TV special on the “creation of the universe” according to Stephen Hawking. The major point made in this discussion is that scientists can find answers to the mysteries of creation because the physical universe is knowable and intelligible—since it operates by rational and mathematical laws.

Stephen Hawking has recently gotten into the news by reinforcing the scientific notion that God is simply not necessary for creating the physical world. All it takes is a little cosmic “luck” at certain critical periods of the cosmic process and gravity will do the rest.

But if the world is so intelligible, then why is its beginning so illogical? The best that today’s physicists can do is say that the entire universe “popped out” of nothing. It is quite illogical (and insane) to believe that “nothingness” is a causal agent!

Physical science only studies physical things, so, the true beginning of the world—before time and space—is outside its investigative reach.

Religious doctrine, whether you believe in a Divine Creator or not, indeed promotes the idea of the universe as having being created from an invisible and non-material realm (the spiritual world). Unfortunately, religion provides no causal laws that would help the human intellect to rationally judge such concepts. For instance, how can anything exist and act (especially first causal principles) outside of time and space?

However, without knowing the first causal principles of the universe one can easily make mistakes in interpreting the visible after-affects of creation.

Enter scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg. After studying his vast writings for over 35 years, I believe he had succeeded in offering a rational model of the causal connections between the natural and spiritual worlds.

I have put Swedenborg’s amazing ideas into a book, Proving God. The book not only offers rational evidence for a Divine Architect, it offers evidence for a loving, personal God.

Don’t let Stephen Hawking fool you when he says that luck and gravity produced the structure of our universe. Physicists admit that the concept of gravitational order (the thermodynamics of gravitating systems) by which structure can spontaneously emerge (self-organization) throughout the universe is still not understood. Swedenborg offered a broader model of gravitational order, which operated not only to create structure in the physical world, but also to give coherent structure to the ideas of our non-physical mind and spirit. This mental structure determines and represents how well we each understand various things and ultimately live our lives.

Such universal knowledge can have profound relevance for each of us in understanding “self,” where we came from, and why we are here.


About thegodguy

EDWARD F. SYLVIA, M.T.S. Philosopher/Theologian Edward F. Sylvia attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and received his Master of Theological Studies at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA and a Certificate of Swedenborgian Studies from the Swedenborgian House of Studies. He is a member of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (C.T.N.S.) and the Swedenborg Scientific Association (S.S.A.). Award-winning author of "Sermon From the Compost Pile: Seven Steps Toward Creating An Inner Garden" and "Proving God," which fulfills a continuing vision that God’s fingerprints of love can be found everywhere in the manifest universe. His most recent book, "Swedenborg & Gurdjieff: The Missing Links" is an edgy collection of anti-intuitive essays for personal transformation that challenges and inspires. He has been a student of the ideas of both Emanuel Swedenborg and George I. Gurdjieff for over thirty years. Read more about TheGodGuy, his books and his ideas at
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4 Responses to Stephen Hawking is deluded!

  1. Robert Bush says:

    I generally do not post on religious subjects, but felt compelled to do so regarding the Stephen Hawking “show”.
    I started reading E.S. at age 25 in 1958 after praying for wisdom. Divine Providence put “Heaven and Hell” in my hands and I continue reading his works to this day. I never joined the Swedenborg Church.
    About the only conclusion I came to last night is that Mr. Hawking needs our prayers.
    Thanks for your insightful messages
    Robert Bush
    Austin, Texas

  2. thegodguy says:

    Dear Robert,

    Thanks for your positive reply. Yes, send your prayers for Mr. Hawking. I too do not belong to any official denomination of the Swedenborgian Church. How we live and love in the world is our true church!

    Spiritually yours,

  3. test1 says:

    Between us 2, this is more knowledge for me. I actually understood what was said, and i see only 2 people in here knowing what is really going on.

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