“Even if there is only one possible unified theory, it is just a set of rules and equations. What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe?”
We that believe in God, believe that God created the universe, and we are trying our best to understand it. Some believe that it is a sin to probe into the beginnings of the universe, and some do not. Beliefs are after all up to the person. Faith remains unproven, while not able to prove anything as well.
My faith is in wisdom, wisdom to know right from wrong, wisdom to make decisions, wisdom that support rules rather that the rules themselves. God has given us wisdom, not to wait for miracles, but to empower us to achieve what we dream for ourselves. The miracle God has made for us is our wisdom, and failures are borne out of lack thereof.
If you do not dream, if you do not search, Hawking would argue, what is the point of life? I have failed, twice. But I will not lose the wisdom I gained. Never, will I fail the same way again.