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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.


TOPICS: Religion
KEYWORDS: atheism; culturewar; sourcetitlenoturl

1 posted on 02/29/2012 9:31:18 PM PST by LouAvul
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To: LouAvul

He’s already found out how wrong he was. Poor soul.


2 posted on 02/29/2012 9:32:59 PM PST by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: LouAvul

The obvious reply- God is alive and William Hamilton is now dead.


3 posted on 02/29/2012 9:33:48 PM PST by One Name (Go to the enemy's home court and smoke his ass.)
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To: LouAvul

Well then.

Let’s be instructed by this, that whatever you say can and will be used against you.


4 posted on 02/29/2012 9:44:07 PM PST by lurk
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To: LouAvul

I do hope that he found God at the end of his life, even in the last moments it’s not too late.


5 posted on 02/29/2012 9:45:54 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: LouAvul

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


6 posted on 02/29/2012 9:45:54 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

“God is dead.” - Hamilton

“Hamilton is dead.” - God


7 posted on 02/29/2012 9:48:13 PM PST by Christian4Bush (PSA. As of 2/29/12, 251/326 days 'til we vote out/take out the trash. (11/6/12, 1/20/13))
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To: LouAvul

Hey Bill, guess what...


8 posted on 02/29/2012 10:02:03 PM PST by LaybackLenny (All hail Her Royal Highness Sarah, Queen of The Hobbits)
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To: Revolting cat!

“I wish he (or somebody) could tell us!”

http://www.nderf.org/


9 posted on 02/29/2012 10:02:20 PM PST by Rennes Templar
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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.

Uh, maybe because the atheist was smart enough to be far enough away from the bomb,and the Christians thought they were allowed to build bombs and ignore the laws of physics?

10 posted on 02/29/2012 10:14:54 PM PST by LadyDoc
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To: LouAvul

What possible “innocent” use is there for a pipe bomb?


11 posted on 02/29/2012 10:29:55 PM PST by miele man
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To: LouAvul

“Theologian William Hamilton, a member of the Death of God movement of the 1960s.....”

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What is the need of being a “theologian” when you’re convinced that God is dead?

It’s like being a congresscritter when you’re willing to give in to socialism/communism/islam like this present bunch is doing.


12 posted on 02/29/2012 10:31:08 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: miele man

As children, American boys used to blow things up and make bombs.

I don’t know what these guys were doing, but life used to be free and dangerous by today’s standards.


13 posted on 02/29/2012 10:33:27 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: LadyDoc

I wonder who his “friends” were. Weathermen, perhaps?

Hey Hamilton, God outlived you, you schmuck. You lose.


14 posted on 02/29/2012 10:44:28 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: LouAvul

God is Dead bad guessing clown William Hamilton dead at 87

Fixed the headline.


15 posted on 02/29/2012 11:55:56 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: Albion Wilde

I wasn’t such a bad guy.
Like, how many times did I take the Lord’s name in vain?
Uh! A million-six?! Jesus Chr...


16 posted on 03/01/2012 12:45:53 AM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: LouAvul
"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...

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


Does anyone else find that ironic?
This sounds like a perfect case of intervention.
17 posted on 03/01/2012 12:57:24 AM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: LouAvul

May he rest in peace.


18 posted on 03/01/2012 1:21:05 AM PST by Del Rapier
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To: Del Rapier

May he get an ice cube or two where he’s at now.


19 posted on 03/01/2012 3:06:39 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: One Name
Not much you got to do in life on this world, but the people who are always making mock of Jesus, calling Him Santa, or a fantasy or similar insults. They GOT to die here.
What comes next ? Glad I'm not on that bus.
20 posted on 03/01/2012 3:47:07 AM PST by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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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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