William is 11-years old but he loses me at about his third sentence on why Stephen Hawking was wrong to conclude there is no god. I know there are a bunch of folks reading this blog who are on both sides of that issue, so give a listen and tell us what you think in the comments.
And please, remember, keep it civil.
Asked during a recent interview with Hellenic College Holy Cross to explain his unusual passion for engaging atheists, William said:
“Well because there’s these atheists that try to say that there is no God, when in reality it takes more faith to believe that there’s no God than it does to believe that there is a God… Because it makes more sense that something created the universe than that the universe created itself. It takes more faith to say the universe created itself than to say something other created the universe because that is more logical.”
So what about this remarkable young man’s reasoning? Is he working from any flawed premises? Are any of his conclusions illogical? How does a human being of such tender years have this level of intelligence?