Tag Archive: Death

Pleased to see that How To Suck At Your Religion is one of the most popular cartoon strips at the ever reliable Oatmeal. I love this part:



Stephen Hawking (Photographed by Murdo Macleod)

No hell below us, above us only sky . It’s not so hard to imagine and I was pleased to read that Stephen Hawking in an interview with the Guardian  leaves no room for ambiguity and has no time for delusions about God.

He said “I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark”. 

In answer to the question of what, then, we should do with our lives he replied : “We should seek the greatest value of our action”.

So now you know. What are you waiting for?

Death tag warning

insurance vultures

I’ve noticed that my preoccupations with death and mortality in this blog raises the chances of being spammed by insurance companies – the online equivalent of circling vultures!! There’s life in this old dog yet!

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