HAWKING and CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS
PENN GILLETTE and TIM MINCHIN
"For those who believe in God,
no explanation is necessary.
For those who do not believe in God,
no explanation is possible."
"God is not necessary."
"Faith causes people
to be more mean, more selfish, and perhaps above all,
God of the universe please have mercy
on those who cannot or will not believe
has already come to the end
of his life. May he rest in peace.
If it be Your divine will, please send
Mr. Hawking some sign, some situation,
or some extraordinary grace which opens
his eyes -- or some person who brings him some sudden
new insight which leads him
into the saving light of faith. Please to the same for
Magician Penn Gilette and musician/comedian/actor Tim
Both are actively hostile to religion. Gillete has pledged:
"Hate and destroy all faith." Minchin
mocks religions, saying:
"I love the thought of nuns in g-strings."
bless satirist and atheist
Bill Maher, and Diane Keaton -- who was
an atheist and agnostic for some time --
but said in 2002 that she again believes
Lord, let not arrogant ego hold anyone back from the simple
of Your truth and the incomprehensible glory of Your Kingdom.
mind that I do not judge these
And please, blessed
Jesus, let me never lose my own faith, or come to doubt
Your Word, but rather let my belief grow stronger,
and stronger until
it is confirmed
before Your Majesty in heaven.
are often kind, generous, thoughtful individuals of extraordinary
intellect and achiement - perhaps iconoclasts with heavy-hitting
egos .... (and often have long hair? LOL). I
pray in humility for all of them, that they may be privileged
to see the Eternal Light
in this life or in the next.
Among many other famous proclaimed atheists,
living and dead, are:
Cumming, Rodney Dangerfield,
Ernest Hemingway, Katharine
Hitchens, Penn Jillette,
Manilow, Sir Ian
Reagan Jr., Keanu
Joseph Teller, Studs
Vidal, and Kurt
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