"when people ask me if a god created the universe, I tell them that the question itself makes no sense. Time didn't exist before the big bang so there is no time for god to make the universe in. It's like asking for directions to the edge of the earth, the earth is a sphere, it doesn't have an edge, so looking for it is a futile exercise. We are each free to believe what we want and it's my view that the simplest explanation is, there is no god. No one created the universe and no one directs our fate. This leads me to a profound realization, there is probably no heaven and no afterlife. We have this one life to appreciate the grand design of the universe and for that I'm extremely grateful."