Kirk Cameron, the intellectually stunted former child actor who has spent most of his life after Growing Pains was canceled making the world fondly reminisce about the deep and thoughtful dialogue on that show, just may have bitten off a bit more than he can chew by criticizing Stephen Hawking:
“There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers,” Hawking said of the human brain to the Guardian newspaper Monday. “That is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.”
Cameron, a Christian evangelist who heads the online ministry, Way of the Master, responded on his Facebook page Wednesday, writing that “to say anything negative about Stephen Hawking is like bullying a blind man. He has an unfair disadvantage, and that gives him a free pass on some of his absurd ideas.” Hawking suffers from a motor neurone disease that has left him totally paralyzed.
“Professor Hawking is heralded as ‘the genius of Britain,’ yet he believes in the scientific impossibility that nothing created everything and that life sprang from non-life,” the actor continued.
Uh, Kirk…you may be punching way above your weight class here. You should pick on someone of your own intellect. I’d start with a box of hammers.