Skip to comments.God is Dead theologian William Hamilton dead at 87
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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boy, I bet he was surprised.
William Hamilton is dead. God is alive.
“God is dead” - William Hamilton
“William Hamilton is dead” - God
God: William Hamilton is Dead.
I’ll be the first to say it!
“God is Dead”
-William Hamilton, 1968
“William Hamilton is dead”
He knows different now.
Dang! I’m in 3rd place!! :(
He doesn’t have to question the existence of God anymore.
Funniest T-Shirt I ever saw:
“God is Dead!” Nietzsche (front)
“Nietzsche is dead!” God. (back)
Prayers for a misguided soul.
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.
So, shall he now be Levon?
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.
I thought God was alive and well and living in the White House in Washington. Or, is that another God?
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).
WOW! FReepers are everywhere.
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
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