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Stephen Hawking Declares

'There Is No Heaven'

5/16/2011 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Renowned scientist Stephen Hawking doesn't want to rain on your parade or anything -- but he'd like you to know there is no such thing as heaven when you die. Debbie Downer!

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In an interview with the Guardian, Hawking explained, "I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark."

If there is no heaven ... how does he explain bacon, Bar Refaeli, and the iPad?

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31.

Superman    

Old news. Most everyone knew he was an atheist. Yeah, funny how he can't explain how the universe was formed from nothing, but yet he definitely knows that there is no God. In the end with all his knowledge of science and math, he's really a dumbass!

1200 days ago
32.

caroline    

Stephen Hawking is an atheist and a scientist. Is this news to anyone? Maybe just the ignorant. I have read him saying this and similar things for years, and I'm still young!

the soul is pure energy? obviously you guys don't know what energy is. you trying to define this imaginary thing (that defies laws of physics, logic, biology and history) is so sad.

and you act like you want Hawking to prove this or that... read his books! and then, attempt to prove that your god DOES exist. hahahahaha

1200 days ago
33.

Woot    

Agnosticism is the only truth. Until you've died, you can't know, no matter how much some people claim to.

1200 days ago
34.

Ron Paul    

He'll get what he believes. As for me I am waiting for my afterlife because I believe it will come.

1200 days ago
35.

Leigh    

I used to think this guy was a genius, not anymore with those kind of comments.

1200 days ago
36.

Samuel Smithers    

I bet in heaven Harvey is singing 24/7.

1200 days ago
37.

bill    

As the saying goes, If there is no heaven and hell and we just die, oh well. But if there are the two and you end up with the latter, wow youre fu**ed. Ill take my chances that there are the two.

1200 days ago
38.

tomas    

Who's going to believe a cripple?

1200 days ago
39.

dee    

Six weeks ago, I went into full cardiac arrest and was clinically dead for a few minutes. There is an after life.

1200 days ago
40.

jammer    

Wow! The poll shows 31% don't think there is an afterlife. That's about 3100 people out of the 10000 that responded.

1200 days ago
41.

Jeff    

I was so glad to see that such a brilliant man has come to the correct conclusion that there's no fantasy heaven or afterlife... yet I'm so disgusted (and not shocked) by the amount of retards who are still so primitive and ignorant that they do believe in "heaven" and an afterlife and "God".
Misguided ignorant fools. Honestly, you have to be very ignorant and unaware of reality to believe in fantasies/fairy tales.

1200 days ago
42.

Name:    

The stairway to heaven means its not handicapped accessible.

1200 days ago
43.

nocureforstupid    

Religion was put in place to keep people and the world under control. If people didn't think that one day when they perish they will be reunited with their loved ones people would go ape **** and this world would be even more HORRIBLE. Unfortunatley people really believe that and will be let down when they realize they will just die and rot in the ground til nothing is left...So go ahead and feel bad for me because I don't believe in GOD and I too will feel sorry for your lack of intelligence and having the wool blindly pulled over your eyes like the sheep that you are!

1200 days ago
44.

Bromsnor    

Why would nature (as we are childs of nature) provide us human beings with an afterlife? Why can't we be satisfied with the fact that we have a contemporary state of consciousness: an extraordinary exception to an eternal and timeless not being.

1200 days ago
45.

Superman    

Woot less than a minute ago

Agnosticism is the only truth. Until you've died, you can't know, no matter how much some people claim to.
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Wrong. The Lord isn't someone who stands idly at a distant. You have to seek him out....believe in Jesus, have faith, have hope, have love. God verbally spoke to me once, so I personally have no excuse, but to believe. There are still periods in my life that it feels God is distant and then there are some when I feel him very close. And at this point in my life, I can feel him very close like he's about to do something wonderful for me.

1200 days ago
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