It is curious to note that a eminent Physicist like Stephen Hawking thinks the universe has a beginning. This has some rather startling Religious implications
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Now let us take Thomas Aquinas argument for the existence of God. It in its simplest forms says this.
- Things do not come into existence uncaused
- The universe came into existence
Therefore the universe must have a cause
Whatever this cause it had to exist outside of space and time ie spaceless and immaterial
- It had to be all powerful and all knowing
Before you know it you have your self something resembling a God.
Now the only two outs the atheist has to that argument is either positing a eternal universe or holding to the idea that things can come into existence uncaused.
Now if the first has been dis-proven by science and the idea of things coming into existence uncaused akin to believing in magic.
Has Stephen Hawking proven God's existance?