Kirk Cameron: Heavens No!

Kirk Cameron is slamming Stephen Hawking's view that heaven doesn't exist and religion is a fairy tale.

Kirk Cameron

Just days after famed theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking called heaven a "fairy story" and said there is no life after death, actor Kirk Cameron slammed the scientist for his atheistic views.

Hawking, who suffers from motor neuron disease, said he has lived with the specter of death every day for 49 years -- and he's okay with there being nothing after.

"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," Hawking told The Guardian.

Growing Pains star turned Christian evangelist Kirk Cameron takes exception to this opinion -- while not-so-gently insulting one of the greatest minds of our era in the process.

"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 and that life sprang from non-life," Cameron told E! News.

"Why should anyone believe Mr. Hawking's writings if he cannot provide evidence for his unscientific belief that out of nothing, everything came?"

Cameron's biggest work to date since leaving Growing Pains is Left Behind, a flick with heavy evangelical Christian overtones about the Rapture and Apocalypse. He is the brother of Candace Cameron Bure.

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Comments on "Kirk Cameron slams Stephen Hawking on religion"

HK December 31, 2012 | 2:04 PM

For such kinds of believers I want to say "GOD may show you the truth!" On that days I hope this idea will not seems their own. Thanks GOD BLESS YOU!!

Fruitfly September 06, 2012 | 1:28 AM

I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world. - Richard Dawkins

Peeka July 14, 2012 | 2:04 PM

When someone dies, their last thought is their eternity ... because they cannot think or be aware of anything past their instant of death. Visualize two people, moving along, parallel to each other on the same timeline. If one person dies, their awareness of the timeline stops while the other person's awareness of the timeline continues. The dead person's body will decay but their last thought is as it was at the instance of their death. When someone dies, their brain is aware of this and releases endorphins which produce heightened emotions. If someone believes that they have lived in accordance with the tenants of their religion, then they will see their "reward". Christians will see "Saint Peter at the Holy Gates", Vikings will see Valhalla, American Indians will have Happy Hunting grounds, etc. Conversely, if one believes that they have been bad, they will "see/experience" their concept of Hell for eternity. This brings up an interesting scenario where a Christian dies and sees his heaven and also sees a terrorist burning in Hell. The terrorist, who died, sees his version of his heaven. The basis for this view is that every religion likes to believe that it is the only one ... and this has gone on for thousands of years. There must have been good (and bad) people who believed in whatever the current religion was at that point in time. This view applies to all life that has any sort of awareness. As for creation ... how it all started ... no idea. Even if one thinks that it is circular and loops back on itself .... it still needs some sort of a start.

M March 16, 2012 | 8:17 PM

Maybe if Kirk Cameron actually read Stephen Hawking's work he'd see there is a lot more supporting the theory that the universe evolved spontaneously from nothing than there is for an invisible man in the sky who made this all by magic a mere 6,000 years ago.

Jimnjudi March 05, 2012 | 2:28 PM

One may not agree with Kirk, but are hateful comments about someone YOU don't know any more righteous? Oh, by the way, the Bible does not say God created stuff from nothing. It just says He created. I create drawings from paper, ink, paint, etc.. Maybe God used stuff, maybe ................

LEE March 05, 2012 | 1:17 PM

Kirk Cameron is as delusional as they get. Religion was created by unintelligent man to explain away all he did not understand. And then we get into specifics of the Bible. More rhetoric created by man to scare him into submission, by creating Hell. All of you who pray to GOD to have things happen in your life, just pray to an ashtray….you will get the same result. It's pretty sad to know that deeply delusional, I mean religious people are running this country into the ground. If it were not for free thinkers, the world would still be flat. And you would be praying for a miracle instead of receiving medication to heal you. Idiots!! WAKE up and realize that there is NO EASTER BUNNY, retards! Try helping one another, instead of taking idiotic sides of the unreal fence of religion. If you mindless pukes want to "believe" in something to make it real, try compassion for humanity. Help someone in need, don't just do nothing by praying and hope the problem will go away. I feel sorry for anyone that truly believes in a higher power that is just fiction. You are the ones who should have been aborted to save humanity and common sense!

Steve January 15, 2012 | 8:38 AM

"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." I think he meant to say Hawking has an unfair ADVANTAGE of 100 iq points on Kirk Cameron and a handicapped parking spot.

Ed January 06, 2012 | 9:50 AM

To all of the non-believers: EEK EEK WANT A BANNANA? What happened to the people that took form the Tree of Knowledge..remember? hawkings did not invent the things he has proven , he discovered them!why do you think the magma is increasing? people dieing and going to Hell! Ponder that hawkings and followers

Aubeard October 01, 2011 | 1:00 PM

Kirk Cameron is much funnier now than he ever was as a bad child actor.

Dave September 01, 2011 | 2:59 PM

Calling Professor Hawking unscientific is like calling Kirk Cameron scientific or a great actor. Kirk Cameron is only a mindless sheep believing whatever nonsense he is told by his fairy tale religion.

ric August 17, 2011 | 1:51 PM

...and no Vegas...real christian arent the most evil..many profess to be christians ..but as jesus says "I never knew you"... just as many think going to church is going to a building named church..the church is the embodiment of christ(that true believers make up)..not a building.

ric August 17, 2011 | 1:45 PM

You go guy. The lord is real. heaven is so real.hellis so real jesus came to attempt to keep us all out of hawkins will have a front row seat in the heat...

Debby August 02, 2011 | 4:03 AM

I an saddened by the 'meanness' of many of the so-called Christians who've responded here. Obviously you forgot to ask "what would Jesus do/say?"

Kirk supporter and Stephen hater July 20, 2011 | 8:10 PM

I'm with you, Kirk! So are all of you who agree with him. Who does Stephen think he is to tell us what he thinks? It's not his job to make us believe him. We can believe whatever we want. If Hawking wants to remain an atheist as do all of you butt kissers who support him, fine. Just don't force those beliefs or lack thereof anyone who's different from you. But if you do, you can go straight to Hell for all I care.

VegasDude July 09, 2011 | 5:04 PM

Christians never fail to amuse me with their fairy tales!! Growing up in a christian household, I never believed in the farce ... That said, some of the most evil people on earth are so-called Christians.... Nuff Said....

Jackie K June 29, 2011 | 5:40 AM

The brilliant man in the wheelchair ? A brilliant man understands his limitations with respect to understanding the mind of his Creator (God). And as for the Bible being a "tale". Have you read it ? I doubt it. Not believing Alex should not be found insulting to him. God help us if we have to be silent about the things we believe versus not. Kurt has just as much liberty to talk about his beliefs. Choose this day who you will serve - cuz, Josh you are serving someone. Either the devil or God.

josh June 24, 2011 | 12:59 PM

we dont "go crazy everytime a christian speaks his mind". we go crazy when they insult a brilliant man in a wheelchair. its also not that we dont wanna take a long hard look at our lives its that we rationlize life. and that tale { the bible} simply does not make sense.

Jackie K June 24, 2011 | 10:53 AM

Go, Kirk ! Who is this brilliant guy that thinks his brain is a computer that one day will stop working and that is what we call "death". What an idiot ! Computers have makers . . . So, who created the brain that one day will stop working ? Note how Goddard wrote this article - Kirk, basically responded to this guy's belief and he is "bullying" the poor guy. Goddard, get real - if anything your article is "bullying" Kirk. If you were a good columnist I would have no clue that you were a left liberal.

sweet lady June 22, 2011 | 2:45 PM

You go Kirk Cameron! Stand up for our Lord! One day we will all stand beford God, "The Book will be open", and people will realize then: There is a God of creation, and there is a heaven and a hell.

Jackie June 22, 2011 | 11:55 AM

I feel sorry for all u guys that don't believe in GOD. You see I know the difference because at one time in my life I was not in that right place but I got real low and the only one that changed me and gave me hope, is CHRIST. You read his word and ask for understanding and he will give it to you. I am a changed person because of CHRIST. We are to stand up for Jesus. He LOVES YOU AND ME whether we love him or not! Kirk Cameron is standing up for his CHRIST that saved him. I hope others will find out too because there is life after death, heaven or hell and I choose Heaven.

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