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Fri Sep 26, 2014, 02:23 PM

Stephen Hawking Says 'There Is No God,' Confirms He's An Atheist

Stephen Hawking says he's an atheist, arguing that science offers a "more convincing explanation" for the origins of the universe and that the miracles of religion "aren't compatible" with scientific fact.

"Before we understood science, it was natural to believe that God created the universe, but now science offers a more convincing explanation," the celebrated physicist said in a video posted by Spanish newspaper El Mundo. "What I meant by 'we would know the mind of God' is we would know everything that God would know if there was a God, but there isn't. I'm an atheist."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/25/stephen-hawking-atheist_n_5882860.html

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Reply Stephen Hawking Says 'There Is No God,' Confirms He's An Atheist (Original post)
damnedifIknow Sep 2014 OP
trotsky Sep 2014 #1
damnedifIknow Sep 2014 #2
Curmudgeoness Sep 2014 #8
damnedifIknow Sep 2014 #11
Curmudgeoness Sep 2014 #13
onager Sep 2014 #15
BlueJazz Sep 2014 #14
mr blur Sep 2014 #3
Gelliebeans Sep 2014 #12
bvf Sep 2014 #4
Bryce Butler Sep 2014 #5
bvf Sep 2014 #6
Curmudgeoness Sep 2014 #7
mr blur Sep 2014 #9
AlbertCat Sep 2014 #10

Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 02:25 PM

1. Stephen Hawking, if he posted on DU...

would be lumped into the "anti-theist/just as bad as the fundamentalists" category. Proud to welcome him to the club!

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Response to trotsky (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 02:39 PM

2. The way I look at it is a choice

between an extremely intelligent human being and these people:

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Response to damnedifIknow (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 06:44 PM

8. I wanna new car.

Do you think I should pray for it? Do you think that will work?


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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 09:45 PM

11. Only if you're wearing the sacred undergarments when you pray

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Response to damnedifIknow (Reply #11)

Sun Sep 28, 2014, 02:04 PM

13. All these rules!

Religion is just too complicated.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #8)

Sun Sep 28, 2014, 05:30 PM

15. Here, Grasshopper, learn from a master...

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Response to damnedifIknow (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 28, 2014, 04:40 PM

14. The stand-up Black preacher said:" The rule of heaven and every God Damn thing in between"

 

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 02:51 PM

3. Well, what does he know, right?

 

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Response to mr blur (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 11:01 PM

12. As if



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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 02:57 PM

4. No big surprise there. n/t.

 

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Response to damnedifIknow (Original post)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 03:38 PM

5. I'd be more surprised...

if he announced he is/was a Twilight fan...

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Response to Bryce Butler (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 04:25 PM

6. Well, he did a guest shot

 

on The Simpsons and once hosted a visit by Jim Carrey, resulting in a pic of Carrey supposedly yowling in pain after Hawking rolled over his foot with his wheelchair.

What a treasure to have one of our greatest intellects show such a great sense of humor to boot!

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Response to bvf (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 06:39 PM

7. And we can't forget his appearance

on The Big Bang Theory. He has no problem with comedy.

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Response to bvf (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 06:45 PM

9. Plus, he appeared on Star Trek TNG -

 

Playing poker with Data, Newton and Einstein:

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Response to mr blur (Reply #9)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 07:10 PM

10. Plus, he appeared on Star Trek TNG -

 

Apparently the only person in ALL of Star Trek to play himself.

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