Noted physicist Stephen Hawking calls heaven "a fairy story"

 

"There is no heaven; it's a fairy story," says Stephen Hawking. In an interview published in the Guardian on May 15, the renowned physicist said he does not fear death and dismissed the notion that there is life after it:

"I have lived with the prospect of an early death for the last 49 years. I'm not afraid of death, but I'm in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first. I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark."

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Way to ROCK it, Stephen!
This will be on abc evening news tonight, i just saw a preview. Basically, they put a 4 year old who claims to have been to heaven against stephen hawking, and ask "who do you believe?" Should be interesting, hee hee

Of course, Kirk (I ruined a hit TV show) Cameron would beg to differ...

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/celebritology/post/kirk-cameron...

 

Kirk...don't take anything for granted. How's that acting career going for you anyway??

The christian hostility shown towards Stephen Hawking after he made his remarks is shocking. Many christians seem to have very hostile personalities which they display when their beliefs are challenged. 
Yet William Lane Craig tries to use a Stephen Hawking's  quote to justify the existence of a god that fine tuned the universe just for us.... If this was a universe fine tuned for us then there should be no problem finding other planets with life, then most of the universe should not be hostile toward life, and the Earth should not be in a "shooting gallery" of asteroids and comments that could wipe out life on Earth if hurled toward Earth....Silly Christians.

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