Kirk Cameron Vs. Stephen Hawking (Yeah, You Read That Right)

In an interview earlier this week with The Guardian, world-renowned theoretical physicist and cosmologist and current Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge, Stephen Hawking, said there is no afterlife and it’s just a “fairy story for people afraid of the dark”. But Kirk Cameron played Mike Seaver on Growing Pains in the 80s and he read a pop-up book about Jesus once. TMZ reports:

Super Christian Kirk Cameron says Stephen Hawking is WRONG about the non-existence of Heaven — insisting Hawking is just as ignorant as … (wait for it) … John Lennon…Cameron tells us, “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.” He adds, “Why should anyone believe Mr. Hawking’s writings if he cannot provide evidence for his unscientific belief that out of nothing, everything came?” So how does John Lennon fit in to all this? Cameron explains: “[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.” “Such wishful thinking reveals John and Stephen’s religious beliefs, not good science.”

I’m just gonna raise my hand in class and point out the fatal flaw of Kirk Cameron’s argument for everyone. Ready? Okay. Cameron claims Hawking has no scientific proof that the Earth was created from nothing. Then he proceeds to offer no scientific proof that God created the Earth. His proof is of course the Bible. Look, I’m pretty sure Christina Hendricks read Charlie & The Chocolate Factory once, but I don’t think she uses that as an excuse to worship creamy milk chocolate. Basically what I’m saying is just because you believe in something doesn’t make it true. It’s just what you believe. Which really confuses me because Jesus was a homeless, Socialist anti-war hippie who hated the government and rich people while tirelessly working to help the poor. Man, that sure does sound a lot like most conservative Christians today, doesn’t it? If somebody pulls up in a megachurch driving a Range Rover with an NRA sticker on the back, they can say they’ve accepted Jesus in their heart all they want, but Jesus is probably just in there to shred a valve.

Note: Megan Fox as a topless angel. Topical, right? Let Jesus be praised.

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