Stephen Hawking says there is no heaven. Kirk Cameron begs to differ.
The Growing Pains actor-turned-evangelist responded on Wednesday to the famous physicist's comments claiming there is no heaven or afterlife. Hawking called heaven a "fairy story for people afraid of the dark."
Cameron took to Facebook to express his views on Hawking's flawed theology.
"To say anything negative about Stephen Hawking is like bullying a blind man. He has an unfair disadvantage, and that gives him a free pass on some of his absurd ideas. Professor Hawking is heralded as 'the genius of Britain,' yet he believes in the scientific impossibility that nothing created everything (Sir Isaac Newton called atheism 'senseless and odious') and that life sprang from non-life," Cameron says.
As Cameron sees it, to speak on issues of science and violate its essential laws is like playing checkers with a someone who changes the rules when he's losing.
"Why should anyone believe Mr. Hawking's writings if he cannot provide evidence for his unscientific belief that out of nothing, everything came? He says he knows there is no heaven," Cameron says.
"John Lennon wasn't sure. He said to pretend there's no heaven. That's easy if you try. Then he said he hoped that someday we would join him. Such wishful thinking reveals John and Stephen's religious beliefs, not good science. They may imagine all they want, but I lost my faith in atheism long ago and prefer to stay within the realm of reality."
Cameron is a television and film actor, noted recently for his work in the inspirational film Fireproof. He is also known for his memorable roles on the Left Behind movies, and co-host of The Way of the Master television series.
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