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Brain dead faith-heads react with glee to Hawking’s death

Brain dead faith-heads react with glee to Hawking’s death

Christians have been wishing for years that atheist Prof Stephen Hawking would die so that they could gleefully announce his arrival in hell.

Well, they got their chance this week, and Friendly Atheist Hermant Mehta has been keeping tabs on the hateful things god-bothering imbeciles have been saying.

To his post I would add two stupid comments that will have you all reaching for a sickbag.

According to this report, Dr Ard Louis who attended Cambridge University with Hawking said he helped believers better understand the complexity of God’s creation. The professor of theoretical physics said:

Professor Hawking did us, as Christians, a favour because he pointed out some of the amazing beauty and intricacy of the world.

And cosmology expert and Christian Dr Rodney Holder expressed hope his views on God changed at the end of his life. The author of the book God, Time, & Stephen Hawking said:

We are seeing the passing of a great man. I hope that perhaps in his dying moments he maybe saw the light that this great universe that he was exploring was actually a creation of a most wonderful God.

All this goes to show that Hawking hit the nail in the head when he said:

I believe alien life is quite common in the universe, although intelligent life is less so. Some say it has yet to appear on planet Earth.

Other Hawking quotes here.

25 responses to “Brain dead faith-heads react with glee to Hawking’s death”

  1. Gaurav Tyagi says:

    Stephen Hawking was a brilliant brain despite his physical handicap. He also didn’t believe in the concept of a powerful almighty God. There are billions of planets out there in the galaxy. It is impossible to believe that Earth is the only planet with life. There surely must be many alien life forms on numerous planets. Human Science hasn’t developed to such an stage yet, where it can investigate this aspect. With the earth’s population rising at a rapid pace and resources dwindling. I am sure the global elites must be working on a secret programme to colonize Moon or maybe Mars like depicted in the movie, Elysium

  2. Broga says:

    I admire Stephen Hawking as the most extreme example of superb intelligence and raw, persistent courage I am ever likely to come across in a human being.

    I take leave to disagree with him on one issue. He said humans must colonise other planets if we were to survive. I hope we are quaranteened on Earth which we have largely wrecked and whose species we are continuing to slaughter into extinction. In “Sapiens” I read that every time humans colonised a large land mass the slaughter and extinction of large mammals followed.

    We deserve our current reckless, heedless drive to our own species suicide. For the sake of the rest of the planet it can’t come soon enough.

  3. Gaurav Tyagi says:

    Hawking predicted the demise of earth within the next 100 years. Human beings are the most deadly species on the planet even carnivorous animals like tigers, lions etc. kill other animals to satisfy their hunger for food. Humans kill other species including fellow humans in the name of religion, power and political sports.

  4. Broga says:

    Gaurav Tyagi : The tragedy is that our intelligence could allow us to achieve so much. And with young grandchildren, in whom I delight, I recoil from the conclusions that I cannot avoid.

    My unavoidable conclusion is that over the centuries religious belief has been a major factor in blocking the development of wisdom and the application of our undoubted ability to reason. Religion continues to be a tool of the unscrupulous who benefit themselves as they manipulate, rob and enslave their vulnerable and gullible followers.

  5. barriejohn says:

    A young guy told me (on Facebook) that as he didn’t know him it didn’t really affect him. I guess there are a great many others who think the same way. (PS: He, quite coincidentally, thinks that Trump and Farage are great. Ever feel like giving up?)

  6. Gaurav Tyagi says:

    “All religions evolved out of fear, fraud, greed, imagination and poetry” Edgar Allen Poe

  7. L.Long says:

    Any religious deadhead that thinks it is a good thing that he is gone and in hell, are clearly demonstrating their deep seated st00pidity! Steven is NOT GONE, just as the Hitch is NOT GONE, as their work and words and ideas live on not just thru us but thru their writings and videos. Religious bigots have sought to destroy knowledge that they fear and do not understand, in the short term they sometimes succeed, but in the long term they are total failures!

  8. barriejohn says:

    I wonder whether Dr Rodney Holder is any relation of Glam Rocker Noddy Holder (“Mama Weer All Crazee Now”)? In connection with his fatuous statement – the sort of thing that the religious throw up all the time, thinking that rationalists “have no answer to that” – the following is quite funny:

    https://cdn.iwastesomuchtime.com/21320141552152.jpg

  9. AgentCormac says:

    I must have got ahead of the game a bit with this one as I left the following post a couple of threads back (apologies for copying and pasting rather than starting again from scratch).

    Hawking was a genius who, despite his severe physical disabilities, could see further and more clearly than almost any other human being. He was also a man who declined to believe in the supernatural. Here are a few of his best quotes regarding god and religion:

    ‘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.’

    ‘Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist. It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the universe going.’

    ‘Before we understand science, it is natural to believe that God created the universe. But now science offers a more convincing explanation. What I meant by ‘we would know the mind of God’ is, we would know everything that God would know, if there were a God, which there isn’t. I’m an atheist.’

    By way of contrast, the village idiot called Bob Hutton can’t help deriding Hawking as ‘a man of pride and self-promotion’,while relishing the thought of an atheist burning in the flames of his imaginary hell. If only there were more like Hawking in this world, and fewer like Hutton.

    http://bobhutton1.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/where-is-hawkin-now.html

  10. barriejohn says:

    AgentCormac: Someone also posted that link on an even earlier thread, and the following was my observation.

    I think Hutton’s brain has disappeared into a Black Hole somewhere, possibly in the vicinity of his underpants!

    There are responses here to the religiously inspired bullshit, from Richard Dawkins and even God himself:

    https://www.thepoke.co.uk/2018/03/15/2-replies-need-hot-christian-takes-stephen-hawkings-death/

  11. barriejohn says:

    BTW Here’s an odd thing. According to Biblical chronology, Adam and Eve were created about four thousand years prior to the Christian age; Noah emerged from his Ark about two thousand years before Jesus was born; and Moses lived around 1400 BCE. After this, various prophets and teachers came along, all supposedly inspired by God to give the Hebrew people his holy message, yet NONE OF THEM refers to The Lake of Fire. In fact, there are only a couple of oblique references to any sort of judgment after death at all. Don’t you think that this God of Judgment and Righteousness would have wanted to give warning about what was coming, just so that people could make some preparation, as it is obviously such an important matter? Aren’t those Old Testament believers going to be a bit miffed when they are finally aroused from “The Grave” to face a Final Judgment of which they were blissfully unaware? Even scholars of the Bible have to admit that this was a new revelation given in NT times, even though they try to marry it with what the OT says about death (see below). As I said, how weird!

    http://www.apologeticsindex.org/3024-hell-in-the-old-testament

  12. Asif Hameed says:

    His work inspired me to think beyond the boundaries of religion and belief,

  13. Broga says:

    Right, an atheist has explained the sunset with a diagram.

    Now, as an atheist, my question is how to you explain the holocaust, the millions of suffering children and the animals who can only survive by cruelly killing others? That’s only a start but it will do.

  14. barriejohn says:

    Broga: Their only answer is “The Fall”. In other words, innocent children suffer today because someone, thousands of years ago, made a wrong choice. Well, that’s just, isn’t it? Remember this?

    https://youtu.be/2-d4otHE-YI

  15. Broga says:

    barriejohn: I watched every second of that and I was riveted. Stephen Fry, sadly ill at present, has a power, intelligence and eloquence that is rare. One of the treats was the loathsome Widdicombe seeming to be on the point of puking every time the camera was on her.

    I intend to send that to my son who has children – aged five and six – and he and his wife are robust atheists and their home is a joy to visit. They will be here at Easter and I look forward to the visit. I urge anyone who has not seen Stephen’s Fry’s extraordinary gifts used to demolish the criminal church in this so satisfying talk to see it. If you do don’t miss the cringing Widdicombe who seems to be trying to shrink into invisibility.

    Thanks barriejohn, carry on with your “mission”. You have a fan here.

  16. John the Drunkard says:

    Has anyone started a pool to countdown to the first Deathbed Conversion story? You know they can’t help it, the lies just flow out from them…as the sparks fly upward.

  17. Pagan Pete says:

    ‘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.’

    Well, he obviously wasn’t aware of Silicon Heaven:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lm6YnAqPv4w

  18. Broga says:

    Pagan Pete : Lying is a daily practice for the “people of faith”. For a start they have to lie to themselves or they could not sustain their insistence on their “God is good” nonsense. They have no shame, no embarrassment and that makes their deathbed conversion claims easy to fabricate.

  19. 1859 says:

    The more we understand about the Universe the less we believe in a god. Why? Because understanding something, how and why it works, is very, very satisfying. Believing in something like a god that can’t ever be understood because it just isn’t there, is very, very unsatisfying because it is the beginning of madness.
    Farewell Stephen Hawkins, you did a great job.

  20. Stephen Mynett says:

    All these vitriolic faith heads are happy to spout on about Hawking burning in hell but few, if any, would be happy to talk about the great thinkers, astronomers and scientists who really did have to face a fiery hell, those who were murdered by the religious. It was only a month back the anniversary of the death of Giordano Bruno, who was burned at the stake by the church.

  21. ray metcalfe says:

    Stephen Hawking is a great loss to mankind he expanded our knowledge of how the universe works others will follow on and stand on his shoulders and increase that knowledge probably by inly a small step but science is built on the shoulders of giants and he was one of them. Religion as done the opposite it as tried to stop the expansion of knowledge, It as held back mankind’s quest for truth by saddling us with superstition. It as used fear of hell, it as used murder and war to hold mankind back. It still trys to today.

  22. Stephen Mynett says:

    Another moronic shithead has a theory about Hawking, as reported at the Friendly Atheist: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/03/19/christian-website-editor-stephen-hawking-was-kept-alive-by-demonic-forces/

    So, he was kept alive by the devil to combat Billy Graham. No doubt Bob Hutton will appreciate the “logic” of Mike Shoesmith, another example that religion and reason are incompatible.

  23. barriejohn says:

    Stephen Mynett: The conspiracy nuts have been seriously suggesting that Stephen Hawking died years ago, and that the guy in the wheel chair was an actor (face palms!). How that works I just don’t know. However, these idiots are also beyond belief:

    https://www.facebook.com/NateTalksToYou/videos/1727348457321637/

    “Hawking split hell wide open”. How very original. One should avoid cliches like the plague!

  24. Stephen Mynett says:

    BJ, That is certainly a bunch of complete creeps, not sure if any of them could be considered sane. Seeing people like that makes you realise how easily the Trumps, Putins etc can get elected.

  25. barriejohn says:

    SM: Exactly. I normally can’t stand those vox pop intrusions into news programmes (I’m always reminded of that cackling old biddy who miraculously located Esther Rantzen every week), but it was interesting to hear the reactions of Russians to the poisonings in Salisbury. Those interviewed all sniggered and said, “They shouldn’t have been selling secrets then, should they?”. We have no idea how representative they were, but from the election results (even without stuffed ballot boxes) I’d say very!