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"Creatio ex nihilo" has always been a fundamental part of Church doctrine

No it hasn't. Creation ex deo is utterly different from the genuine nihilo which is what modern physicists, such as Stephen Hawking, are now boldly suggesting. The god that did the creating according to Church doctrine was himself the very opposite of nothing. Your Christian god not only created the universe, he also forgives your sins having died for them, listens to your prayers, regularly turns himself into a wafer, and cares passionately what you (not to mention everybody who has ever lived and ever will) do, and even think, every second of your life. You can't get any less nihil than that, so run away and stop claiming the exact opposite of the truth.

Richard

Thu, 02 Sep 2010 10:00:24 UTC | #509650