“Growing Pains” actor turned Christian film star Kirk Cameron is taking issue with comments famed physicist Stephen Hawking made about the existence of heaven. “There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers,” Hawking said of the human brain to the Guardian newspaper Monday. “That is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.”
Cameron, a Christian evangelist who heads the online ministry, Way of the Master, responded on his Facebook page Wednesday, writing that “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.” Hawking suffers from a motor neurone disease that has left him totally paralyzed.
“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,” the actor continued. --- Sarah Anne Hughes in the Washington Post
But if you think about it, nothing must have created everything if you go back far enough, you can't have an endless regression.
--- Who created the Heavens and the Earth?
--- Ah, I see. But who created God?
--- I'll get back to you on that.
And life, by the same inescapable logic, must have at some point arisen from non-life. Or what's a heaven for?