Thursday, May 19, 2011
Kirk Cameron Criticizes Stephen Hawking, Saying He Has No Evidence There’s No Heaven…As if Cameron Has Evidence There IS One?
Cameron also criticizes John Lennon for his lyrics of his song “Imagine”, showcasing that Cameron has no clue what the song means
by Larry Simons
May 19, 2011
I wrote a story in November of last year about ex-[lame] actress Candace Cameron-Bure after she told the 700 Club she knows she is going to heaven. Apparently, Cameron-Bure is not the only one in her family that has the supernatural power required to know what the afterlife holds, if there even is one. Enter brother Kirk [who has been a nut even longer than his sister], who has recently criticized the remarks made by physicist Stephen Hawking who said that Heaven is “a fairy story”.
Hawking’s exact words were, “There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark”. Cameron criticized that remark by saying, “Why should anyone believe Mr. Hawking's writings if he cannot provide evidence for his unscientific belief that out of nothing, everything came?” Funny, I do not see any evidence on Cameron’s part that Heaven actually exists either. Oh, that’s right…he doesn’t have to provide any. Why? That’s easy: Because the Bible says Heaven exists.
As long as Cameron relies on his circular reasoning that Heaven exists because God says it does, no proof whatsoever is required on his part. This has been the problem with religion in general, especially Christianity; that its followers need or require no proof whatsoever to believe in talking animals, 800 year-old men who build Titanic-sized boats [without hammers and nails] and men who can live inside whales for three days.
It just so happens that I agree with Cameron that “[Hawking] cannot provide evidence for his unscientific belief that out of nothing, everything came..” I agree only in the sense that in the same way Cameron cannot possibly know Heaven exists, Hawking cannot know God does not exist. Here’s the problem with Cameron’s statement: Hawking never admitted that his view on the origin of life was “unscientific”. In fact, he actually gave a scientific reason for it when he said in his 2010 book The Grand Design, “Because there is a law such as gravity, the Universe can and will create itself from nothing. Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the Universe exists, why we exist.” Whether one believes Hawking or not is a matter of what one chooses to believe, but Hawking’s comment makes Cameron’s comment false.
As if Cameron has not already made a fool out of himself [for his hypocrisy of accusing Hawking of not having supernatural powers when he himself possesses none], he adds to his nutball-liness by admitting he has no clue what John Lennon’s song Imagine means.
Cameron states, “[Hawking] says he knows there is no Heaven. 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.” Lennon never said he wasn’t sure there was a heaven. I’m quite sure that Lennon probably didn’t care if there is one. The message of Imagine is one of complete unity, in which the only qualification is to be a member of the human race.
The message of Imagine is actually a better message than the Bible. It is a complete non-exclusionary message. Christianity, as with all other religions, excludes people for a plethora of reasons: If you are not a follower of that particular religion, if you don’t believe in the facets of that religion, if you break the rules, if you don’t go to church, if you don’t pray, if you are not baptized, etc…the list goes on and on. Religion says “If you do not follow these rules or believe the teachings of this particular religion”, you are excluded. The song Imagine includes everyone…every member of the human race. This is why the lyrics state, “Imagine there’s no heaven”, “Imagine there’s no countries”, “Imagine no possessions”, “Imagine…no religion too”.
Lennon is not saying these particular things are necessarily bad in and of themselves, he’s saying that these things divide people. He is saying it does not matter who you are to be included in complete unity. It matters not if you are from a certain country, or if you are rich or poor or what religion you are part of. Economic status, citizenship and religion divide and put people into different classes. Perhaps Lennon is also suggesting that these things: Religion, citizenship/nationality and economic status are also some of the main causes for wars and misery in the world, so obviously, these things generally do not unite people.
Lennon’s message is far more beautiful in that he is saying, “The only class there should be is…human”. What a profound and powerful message that is. One in which nutballs like Kirk Cameron fail to grasp.
To Cameron, as well as with most religious people, if you do not believe in HIS religion and you do not think the exact same way he does, you are not a person and not worthy of his time.
It is ironic that Cameron criticizes John Lennon when Lennon’s message is more powerful and more loving than the one Cameron professes.