So physicist Stephen Hawking has blown up a media storm by claiming God cannot possibly be the Big Banger.
The Guardian ran a poll on whether or not you agree with his conclusions. But I was struck by the annoying secularist bias in the way the questions are phrased. Here was the choice:
'Yes. I believe in gravity, not divinity' (i.e. the two are incompatible and to believe in God I have to be a self-confessed ignoramus).
'No. God: Hawking 'not necessary' (i.e. believing in God means I'm not only an ignoramus but also quite prepared to dish out rudeness for my religion).
So, if I may, let me phrase my own answer:
'No, Hawking is wrong despite his enormous scientific intellect. The more wonders he explains the more I'm filled with wonder - and faith.'
Or as I tweeted it somewhat more facetiously late last night:
Science is hawking another explanation for everything today. The laws wrote themselves. Good night.