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God is Dead theologian William Hamilton dead at 87
Associated Press ^ | Feb. 29, 2012 | JEFF BARNARD

Posted on 02/29/2012 2:36:04 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

Theologian William Hamilton, a member of the Death of God movement of the 1960s that reached its peak with a Time Magazine cover story, has died in Portland, Ore. He was 87.

His family says Hamilton died Tuesday of complications from congestive heart failure.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: deathofgod; obit; rip; williamhamilton

1 posted on 02/29/2012 2:36:11 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

boy, I bet he was surprised.


2 posted on 02/29/2012 2:37:26 PM PST by RightWingMama
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To: Free ThinkerNY

William Hamilton is dead. God is alive.


3 posted on 02/29/2012 2:39:15 PM PST by crusty old prospector
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To: Free ThinkerNY

See tagline


4 posted on 02/29/2012 2:40:31 PM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (God is dead - William Hamilton....William Hamilton is dead - God)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“God is dead” - William Hamilton

“William Hamilton is dead” - God


5 posted on 02/29/2012 2:40:58 PM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
William Hamilton: God is Dead.

God: William Hamilton is Dead.

6 posted on 02/29/2012 2:41:29 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’ll be the first to say it!

“God is Dead”
-William Hamilton, 1968

“William Hamilton is dead”
-God, 2012


7 posted on 02/29/2012 2:41:37 PM PST by MNDude
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He knows different now.


8 posted on 02/29/2012 2:43:28 PM PST by WestwardHo
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To: MNDude

Dang! I’m in 3rd place!! :(


9 posted on 02/29/2012 2:43:57 PM PST by MNDude
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He doesn’t have to question the existence of God anymore.


10 posted on 02/29/2012 2:43:57 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: crusty old prospector

Funniest T-Shirt I ever saw:

“God is Dead!” Nietzsche (front)

“Nietzsche is dead!” God. (back)


11 posted on 02/29/2012 2:44:57 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Prayers for a misguided soul.


12 posted on 02/29/2012 2:46:35 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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To: Free ThinkerNY

When I was young, I saw the cover of that Time Magazine and being the malicious little smart alec cretin that I was, told my deeply religious grandmother that God is dead, it said so in Time Magazine. She cried that I would say such a thing. It was my first real inkling that major magazines and newspapers could outright lie about important things after she had a little talk with me about it. So that whole “movement” is burned pretty well into my brain as a memory. My grandmother would of been pleased at some level, that while God still lives one of the idiots that promoted that trash is dead.


13 posted on 02/29/2012 2:58:53 PM PST by dog breath
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So, shall he now be Levon?


14 posted on 02/29/2012 3:02:49 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
OOPS!!!!!!

-William Hamilton

15 posted on 02/29/2012 3:05:21 PM PST by JPG (Hold on tight; rough road ahead.)
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To: RightWingMama

Yes, I bet he was surprised when he died, but then Hell is presided over by Satan so with respect to Mr. Hamilton, maybe God might as well be dead.


16 posted on 02/29/2012 3:07:14 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Romney ruined Massachusetts. Now he wants to ruin the nation.)
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To: RightWingMama
boy, I bet he was surprised.

*******

I thought God was alive and well and living in the White House in Washington. Or, is that another God?

17 posted on 02/29/2012 3:18:04 PM PST by john mirse
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Be Nice!

He raised a very nice daughter, who is my next door neighbor. They are possibly the best neighbors in the world.
(we just don’t talk politics).


18 posted on 02/29/2012 3:30:02 PM PST by sschaloc
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To: fieldmarshaldj; sschaloc
Prayers for a misguided soul.

BUMP!

WOW! FReepers are everywhere.

19 posted on 02/29/2012 3:51:30 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A deep explosion shattered the afternoon quiet. Young Bill Hamilton looked up the street to see smoke pouring from his friend's house. He raced to the yard as police, parents and firemen appeared within minutes.

His teenage friends had been building pipe bombs. One, an Episcopalian boy, was dead. Another, a Catholic, lay on the grass fatally injured. And the third, the son of an atheist, emerged without a scratch.

How, he wondered, could a just God allow this? Why do the innocent suffer? Does God intervene in human lives?

"Theodicy came to dwell in my 14-year-old head that Sunday." It was 1938 ... More

20 posted on 02/29/2012 4:01:35 PM PST by x
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Theologian William Hamilton, a member of the Death of God movement of the 1960s that reached its peak with a Time Magazine cover story, has died in Portland, Ore. He was 87.

Theologian? You gotta be kidding me? He must have been a theologian for the church of Satan!

"The fool has said in his heart, there is no God!"

"At the name of Jesus, every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord."

I think in the split second that he passed into eternity and woke up in Hell, he realized how dead wrong he was. "Where the worm never dies and the fire is never quenched."

21 posted on 02/29/2012 4:02:39 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

Satan doesn’t rule in hell. He will be an inmate like any other.


22 posted on 02/29/2012 4:24:27 PM PST by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: Mmogamer

I have always wondered bout this so called ruled in hell by Satan....his suffering will be great and have no time to bother the others....they will be doing their own suffering...


23 posted on 02/29/2012 4:55:05 PM PST by goat granny
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To: MIchaelTArchangel
Yes, I bet he was surprised when he died, but then Hell is presided over by Satan so with respect to Mr. Hamilton, maybe God might as well be dead.

If William Harrison did not repent of his sins and put his faith alone upon Christ. Then he is due to meet God at the Great White Throne Judgement:

"Revelations 20:11 Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne"

Thus William Harrison will know completely that God is Alive and hear God's judgement upon him there.

The Good news is that for Believers who trust in Christ Alone, they will be Judged according to their good works done in Christ. They will be rewarded on that basis and There is no condemnation for them, since Christ death upon the Cross covers all their sins.

Woe betide anyone whose sins are not covered by the Lamb. They shall know God utterly with their sins apparent and be unable to speak due to the shock.

24 posted on 02/29/2012 5:46:46 PM PST by sr4402
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Amen. The record has been set straight and Mr. Hamilton is very surprised.


25 posted on 02/29/2012 5:48:55 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Unless Hamilton was born of the Spirit, he’s been dead for years. Now he knows.


26 posted on 02/29/2012 5:49:07 PM PST by upsdriver (We Tea Partiers need Sarah Palin for president.)
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