Skip to comments.God is Dead theologian William Hamilton dead at 87
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.
Huh? Does that mean if I build a pipe bomb, I'm innocent? Whoopee!!!!
There’s a wry remark about Nitsche somewhere in there.... ;)
“Theres a wry remark about Nitsche somewhere in there.... ;)”
I believe that remark is this:
Nitsche: “God is dead.”
God: “Nitsche is dead.”
“I wish he (or somebody) could tell us! My dead pals, and Elvis aint talkin !”
Even if a man arose from the dead, how many would believe him?
Stan Freberg gave his own response.
Tune out Time's Lies.
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