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Stephen Hawking dies aged 76

Discussion in 'Current News & Events' started by tulc, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. tulc

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    Stephen Hawking dies aged 76
    tulc( :sigh: )
     
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  2. redleghunter

    redleghunter Abide Boldly! Supporter

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    Prayers offered for the Hawking family and friends.
     
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  3. kiwimac

    kiwimac Priest, Bishop-elect; Liberal, Theologian and TSSF Supporter

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    Indeed.
     
  4. Lilly54

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    well, if it is correct that he was an atheist it will now be an interesting time for his soul. The question of where to spend eternity.
    Lots to admire about the man, achieved great things but he was just a man. All equal in death. If he truly rejected God then he has chosen to go elsewhere. God grants our wish to choose.
     
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  5. Dave-W

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    Sad day indeed
     
  6. FireDragon76

    FireDragon76 "I don't know, Davey..." Supporter

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    R.I.P.
     
  7. Lucian Hodoboc

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    Rest in peace, Stephen Hawking.

    Do you agree with opinions such as this one?

     
  8. Rubiks

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    Praying for him and his family. His dank memes will not be forgotten!
     
  9. Tigger45

    Tigger45 Grounded in His word, anchored in church history. Supporter CF Senior Ambassador Angels Team

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    God’s peace be upon him :pray:
     
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    abysmul Board Game Hobbyist

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    Now he knows.
     
  11. Jamsie

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    There is a time for everything...this is not the time. It was worth arguing as to his deficits in metaphysical pronouncements and it will be in the future however, a little respect in the present should be in order. Now is simply a time to at least give credit to the man for his advancement of science, accomplishments, and overcoming his disabilities.
     
  12. Root of Jesse

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    I don't think that's for us to say. We believe in a merciful God.
     
  13. Floof

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    I hope he has found peace, and heaven amongst the stars.
     
  14. Lucian Hodoboc

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    Respect for what? If you're a Christian, you believe that after death the soul immediately goes before God for the judgement. Or if you adhere to the soul sleep doctrine, you think that Hawking is currently asleep just like everyone else until Christ returns.

    What's this respect Christians request for a certain period of time after someone dies? Does God wait a few months to show respect before He judges their souls? To be absent from the body is to be present with The Lord. I don't think respect is the feeling we should show towards the recently deceased, but rather joy because they are in Paradise or sorrow because they are in hell.
     
  15. tulc

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    ...just because you don't get it doesn't mean you should ignore it. :wave:
    tulc(just thought that should be pointed out) :)
     
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  16. redleghunter

    redleghunter Abide Boldly! Supporter

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    I think some, including me, think that after a death of a loved one who was not a believer our Christian love is to pray for the family that they be comforted during this period of sorrow. That goes for all and not just famous geniuses.

    2 Corinthians 1:3-5 New King James Version (NKJV)
    Comfort in Suffering
    3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ.
     
  17. Archivist

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    Very sad. He was a brilliant man.

    Anyone other than me remember when he was on Star Trek?
     
  18. redleghunter

    redleghunter Abide Boldly! Supporter

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    Lol yes remember that:

     
  19. creslaw

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    Stephen Hawking helped to lead many into atheism. That is his legacy in the grand scheme of things.
     
  20. Lilly54

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    [QUO
    ITE="creslaw, post: 72445612, member: 381570"]Stephen Hawking helped to lead many into atheism. That is his legacy in the grand scheme of things.[/QUOTE]

    Indeed.
     
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