Thank you for that very interesting radio show. I agree that all members of this community should have a listen and contemplate what is being said.
May I just correct you, his name is Richard Dawkins, not Hawkins
One of the topics that was raised in this debate was that of free will. Even though Dawkins stepped around this topic in this debate, I think that it is an interesting concept.
My chaplain once told me that God created humans with free will, as in only each individual human could make choices for themselves. That is how the original sin was committed. If God had not wanted it to happen, he wouldn't have given humans free will.
After thinking about this, I found what seems to be a paradox in this concept.
It goes something like this:
Since God is all powerful, He can create anything;
Since God can create anything, there isn't anything that he can't create.
Since God is all powerful, there is nothing he can't do;
Since God can do anything, there isn't anything that God can't do.
This is fine, however: Could God create a box that he couldn't open?
If he could, that would mean he can't be all powerful, as there is at least one thing that he can't do, but,
Otherwise, that means he can't create the box, which means that he isn't all powerful, as there is at least one thing that he can't create.