Stephen Hawking, a British theoritical physicist, states that the universe can create itself out of nothing. Spontaneous creation, he wants us to believe. He believes that something came out of nothing. That there was nill, nothing, empty space and that spontaneously something came out of nothing.
There is a problem with his basic math skills. Sometimes we get so very, very smart that we over look the basics.
0 + 0 always and forever = 0.
Nothing + Nothing will always = Nothing.
You can not reproduce 0+0=1 in any lab in the world. Yet Mr. Hawking wants us to follow him by faith. Faith in his mind, his reasoning, in his ablity to see things we can't see. He wants us to respect him like he is a god or at least a sacred prophet entrusted with truth that we mortals can not and will not be able to attain to.
We believe in a supernatural God who can supercede the natural laws.
0 + GOD = Creation.
Nothing + God = Creation.
18The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
21For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools.
Romans 1:18-22 NIV http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=romans%201&version=NIV
That which is known about God is known in the heart and not the mind. The mind demands to understand and the basic concept of God is beyond the mind's ability to grasp. The mind deals in facts while the heart deals in truth. Facts can be made to point in all sorts of directions that lead to wrong conclusions. The truth stands for itself. It is sad, however, that most Christians do not stand for truth.