there is no yhwh, say hawking and hitchens. or for that matter, allah, or jesus.
peeved semites cry buckets. if the mohammedans can understand what hawking is saying, there'll be a fatwa on him pronto. fortunately for hawking, his prose is beyond the average mohammedan's understanding, but we can fix it, i suppose, by putting in a word with the friendly neighborhood mohammedan terrorist. word will get to the ayatollahs and saudi princes, and the rest will be history. hawking will be toast.
personally i have never been a big fan of hawking, because i think he's another creature of british public relations (like m teresa, who was laboring in well-deserved obscurity until a blubbering old sinner named malcolm muggeridge of punch and bbc manufactured her saint-ness -- with apologies to hitchens who said this years ago in 'the ghoul of calcutta').
but i am sure happy to see hawking sock it to yhwh, ratzy, and godman pals.
quite interestingly, these sentient-being fantasies only afflict the semitic ideologies. hinduism and buddhism talk of non-anthropomorphic forces, the former of 'it' and the latter of 'the void'. no problem if 'intelligent design' and suchlike are shown to be so much poppycock.