This isn't really news. For anyone who cares (and for some who don't) it was already known that he was an atheist. And does it matter that he is? Not really. He's just a scientist. His pronouncements on religion are neither significant nor interesting. Now, if the Pope came out and said the same thing, that would be interesting.
Which ever you desire to deliver, as long as you don't intentionally bean him and let him take the walk. (he also gets to tweak the automatic batter so you can warm up properly. How does that old saying go. what comes from you, comes back to you at 4x the speed,..... or something similar.
Pardon me, I did not try to insult you by calling you a scientist by inclusion. I know that you are (or in typical fashion, you consider yourself to be) WAYYYYY above idiots like Copernicus, Einstein or Galileo.
Stephen Hawkings is a brilliant scientist but scientists are formidably close-minded whilst presuming that they are the greatest intellects in existence. It is an oxymoron to be sure. Scientists are run by the mental field and ego. Not the ego that cocaine dependent, sexually warped Freud defined, erronously, for the world in the early 20th century. Ego is allowing the mind to control one's physical journey which causes that person to believe that only the physical exists. Yes, we live in the 3rd dimension, which is a physical/material plane, but we are much more than a mind. Heaven, as religion describes it, does not exist. Where our current personality ends up post-mortem is dependent upon the individual's thoughts and actions in this world. Everything is energy and all of it vibrates at varying levels. Murder is a very low vibration. Even contemplating murder causes one to vibrate at a low, dense level. Negative emotions: anger, remorse, hatred, intolerance, indifference, attachment to belief systems; fear, envy, judgment (watch out scientists, Christians and Muslims!), self-condemnation, regret, you get the picture... cause one to vibrate very low. We exist in only one of myriad dimensions. When we die our spirit goes to the dimension which vibrates at the same level that we do at the time of our death. There is no heavenly assessment of our life on the other side. We examine our own lives and how each thought, word and action affected those around us .... then we...Quote has been trimmed, See full post:
In an interview published Monday in The Guardian newspaper, the 69-year-old says the human brain is a like a computer that will stop working when its components fail.
He says: “There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.”
Still on your knees?
Man! Stephen Hawking said that huh? Well that does it!
I'm going down to the local parish to call the Padre a lying bum.
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