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Someone posted a video on my page. I typed out a response which I will share with you below. Watch the video starting at 23:00 first before reading my statement if you want to get the whole argument. Thank you.
Posted by Yuribeard7 on Aug 19th, 2012
At 25:00, the man digging the hole and creating the hill that represents the creation of the
universe, is an interesting idea. However, both the positive and negative energy still had to come
from something, represented by the flat piece of land on which the man began his work. Its
impossible for there to be absolutely nothing. Even the void from which the universe comes is
The man's statement starting at 27:45 and ending at 27:51 cannot be used as proof nor can it be
proven itself as we cannot observe the universe and all of existence in it's
entirety in order to make that mathematical calculation.
Hawking's comment starting at 28:42 and ending at 28:55 is merely a statement of opinion, not
fact, and can't be backed up either. There is no human concept that can prove or disprove the
existence of God, not even mathematics. It should also be noted that just because
something/someone isn't needed for something to occur doesn't mean that that something/someone
wasn't behind it anyway.
At 30:32-30:40 the narrator states that at the subatomic level, things do spontaneously come from
nothing. Firstly, Einstein said you can't get something from nothing. Secondly, its impossible to
observe what a subatomic particle is doing, where it is going, and how fast is it moving at the
same time. You can only observe one of these at a time. Therefore one cannot know if anything on
the subatomic level is just popping in and out of existence because that requires that you know
everything about what each particle is doing, where they are going, and how fast they are moving
all at the same time. He also says that if you watch, you see them appearing, disappearing, and
reappearing all over the place. That doesn't mean they are popping in and out of existence. It
means the particles move at an unobservable speed.
At 35:03-35:10 he states that time simply "began". However, time is just a human concept and way
of measuring our movement through existence from one point to another. There is no actual physical
(energy or otherwise) thing that makes up "time". This would explain why time is relative to the
perception of the viewer and how time can appear to repeat itself, slow down, speed up, or stop
At 39:20-39:35 his statement shows he's not done his own research on God or even what the Bible
says about God. God has no beginning and no end. He does not need time because He exists outside
of time. He can exist outside of time because "time" is a human concept, not an actual thing
that physically exists. His statement can also be used as an argument to explain how God's
existence is possible. Because time did not exist and does not exist for God, God can have no
beginning and no end and still exist Himself.