In this days I'm following an interesting scientific TV program and yesterday I watched an interview of Stephen Hawking. He was arguing about the existence of God saying that God does not exist since the universe had an origin, and before it time and space did not exist; so it is impossible to create things in a timeless dimension (this is what I've understood).
My questions are:
Is Stephen Hawking assuming that God is an immanent entity?
Is it incorrect to think about an immanent God according to the definition of God? Indeed in my opinion God have to be transcendent in order to give a possibility to a creation.
How it is possible to concern an immanent creating power as Spinoza did ["Deus sive natura", (God or nature)]?