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God is Dead theologian William Hamilton dead at 87
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Posted on 02/29/2012 9:31:16 PM PST by LouAvul

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.

Hamilton died Tuesday from complications from congestive heart failure at the downtown apartment he shared with his wife, his family said.

Hamilton told The Oregonian newspaper in 2007 that he had questioned the existence of God since he was a teenager, when two friends — an Episcopalian and a Catholic — died from the explosion of a pipe bomb they were building, while a third — an atheist — escaped without a scratch.

It caused him to question why the innocent suffer, and whether God intervened in people's lives, he said.


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KEYWORDS: atheism; culturewar; sourcetitlenoturl
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To: LouAvul
Hamilton told The Oregonian newspaper in 2007 that he had questioned the existence of God since he was a teenager, when two friends — an Episcopalian and a Catholic — died from the explosion of a pipe bomb they were building, while a third — an atheist — escaped without a scratch.

Huh? Does that mean if I build a pipe bomb, I'm innocent? Whoopee!!!!

21 posted on 03/01/2012 3:47:28 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Christian4Bush

There’s a wry remark about Nitsche somewhere in there.... ;)


22 posted on 03/01/2012 3:48:30 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

“There’s a wry remark about Nitsche somewhere in there.... ;)”

I believe that remark is this:

Nitsche: “God is dead.”
God: “Nitsche is dead.”


23 posted on 03/01/2012 6:29:45 AM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: Revolting cat!

“I wish he (or somebody) could tell us! My dead pals, and Elvis ain’t talkin’ !”

Even if a man arose from the dead, how many would believe him?


24 posted on 03/01/2012 12:25:20 PM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: LouAvul

Stan Freberg gave his own response.

Tune out Time's Lies.

25 posted on 03/01/2012 9:05:51 PM PST by a fool in paradise (If Obama brings troops home from Japan and Germany he can claim he won WWII finally as well as Iraq.)
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