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Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76.
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RE: Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76.
(March 14, 2018 at 10:15 am)RoadRunner79 Wrote:
(March 14, 2018 at 10:14 am)Brian37 Wrote: How fucking stupid, and I am sure many of these same theists are on other websites threatening atheists with hell if they die not believing. 

Hawking is only in our memories now, he isn't in an afterlife just like he didn't exist 4 billion years ago.

How do you know that?

Because we know you wish it.
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#22
RE: Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76.
Hawking was the type he would not want others to be sad forever. My late mother was much like that, long ago she printed out a saying for me, "Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened." Hawking had a great sense of humor, and in honor of him, here is my favorite Big Bang Theory clip. 



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#23
RE: Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76.
(March 14, 2018 at 10:15 am)RoadRunner79 Wrote:
(March 14, 2018 at 10:14 am)Brian37 Wrote: How fucking stupid, and I am sure many of these same theists are on other websites threatening atheists with hell if they die not believing. 

Hawking is only in our memories now, he isn't in an afterlife just like he didn't exist 4 billion years ago.

How do you know that?

Because we all heard Fred Phelps trumpeting his glee that George Carlin was roasting in hell, but we're charitable enough to understand that you're not all as bad as Phelps.
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#24
RE: Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76.
(March 14, 2018 at 10:19 am)Crossless2.0 Wrote:
(March 14, 2018 at 10:15 am)RoadRunner79 Wrote: How do you know that?

Why would he believe otherwise?


I didn't ask for reasons to believe otherwise... I ask for reasons to believe the following statement

Quote:"Hawking is only in our memories now, he isn't in an afterlife just like he didn't exist 4 billion years ago."
It is said that an argument is what convinces reasonable men and a proof is what it takes to convince even an unreasonable man.  - Alexander Vilenkin
If I am shown my error, I will be the first to throw my books into the fire.  - Martin Luther
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#25
RE: Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76.
(March 14, 2018 at 11:54 am)RoadRunner79 Wrote:
(March 14, 2018 at 10:19 am)Crossless2.0 Wrote: Why would he believe otherwise?


I didn't ask for reasons to believe otherwise... I ask for reasons to believe the following statement

Quote:"Hawking is only in our memories now, he isn't in an afterlife just like he didn't exist 4 billion years ago."
For the exact same reason we believe there really isn’t another roadrunner79, identical to you in religiosity as well as all your other less disreputable salient foibles, presently roasting on the sunward side of the moon.  The reason is that nothing in what we really demonstrably know, as oppose to merely wish to believe, vaguely suggest that could even be infinitesimally probable.
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#26
RE: Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76.
(March 14, 2018 at 11:54 am)RoadRunner79 Wrote:
(March 14, 2018 at 10:19 am)Crossless2.0 Wrote: Why would he believe otherwise?


I didn't ask for reasons to believe otherwise... I ask for reasons to believe the following statement

Quote:"Hawking is only in our memories now, he isn't in an afterlife just like he didn't exist 4 billion years ago."

Because there exists not a shred of evidence to the contrary.
Nay_Sayer: “Nothing is impossible if you dream big enough, or in this case, nothing is impossible if you use a barrel of KY Jelly and a miniature horse.”

Wiser words were never spoken. 
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RE: Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76.
(March 14, 2018 at 10:15 am)RoadRunner79 Wrote:
(March 14, 2018 at 10:14 am)Brian37 Wrote: How fucking stupid, and I am sure many of these same theists are on other websites threatening atheists with hell if they die not believing. 

Hawking is only in our memories now, he isn't in an afterlife just like he didn't exist 4 billion years ago.

How do you know that?

How do you know Thor isn't the cause of lightening?

How is it you rightfully reject that? 

What should be so frightening to you if you accepted your finite existence? 

Sorry buddy, NOBODY in antiquity had any damned clue as to the modern scientific knowledge we have today. 

Human psychology explains now why humans make up these god/deity claims. They are ALL MERELY a reflection of human qualities in comic book form. 

That was then, this is now. If you can rightfully reject claims of Thor, or Allah or Vishnu, then it should not be that hard for you to understand why I reject one more god claim than you do.

I am sorry it bothers you that I don't give your pet flavor of deity a pass, but that is your baggage, not mine.
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RE: Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76.
(March 14, 2018 at 12:10 pm)LadyForCamus Wrote:
(March 14, 2018 at 11:54 am)RoadRunner79 Wrote: I didn't ask for reasons to believe otherwise... I ask for reasons to believe the following statement

Because there exists not a shred of evidence to the contrary.

That sounds like a textbook example of the argument from ignorance.
It is said that an argument is what convinces reasonable men and a proof is what it takes to convince even an unreasonable man.  - Alexander Vilenkin
If I am shown my error, I will be the first to throw my books into the fire.  - Martin Luther
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#29
RE: Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76.
(March 14, 2018 at 12:17 pm)RoadRunner79 Wrote:
(March 14, 2018 at 12:10 pm)LadyForCamus Wrote: Because there exists not a shred of evidence to the contrary.

That sounds like a textbook example of the argument from ignorance.

Perhaps there is another one of you roasting on the sunward side of the moon.
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#30
RE: Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76.
(March 14, 2018 at 12:12 pm)Brian37 Wrote:
(March 14, 2018 at 10:15 am)RoadRunner79 Wrote: How do you know that?

How do you know Thor isn't the cause of lightening?

How is it you rightfully reject that? 

What should be so frightening to you if you accepted your finite existence? 

Sorry buddy, NOBODY in antiquity had any damned clue as to the modern scientific knowledge we have today. 

Human psychology explains now why humans make up these god/deity claims. They are ALL MERELY a reflection of human qualities in comic book form. 

That was then, this is now. If you can rightfully reject claims of Thor, or Allah or Vishnu, then it should not be that hard for you to understand why I reject one more god claim than you do.

I am sorry it bothers you that I don't give your pet flavor of deity a pass, but that is your baggage, not mine.

Are you appealing to modern scientific knowledge as your reason.  Because I would concentrate on that as an answer to the question.   What is this modern scientific knowledge, that gives you reason to believe your statement (which I've been asking about).

I don't think that trying to redirect the conversation is helping you.
It is said that an argument is what convinces reasonable men and a proof is what it takes to convince even an unreasonable man.  - Alexander Vilenkin
If I am shown my error, I will be the first to throw my books into the fire.  - Martin Luther
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