Is God Dead?

Well, William Hamilton is.  One of the original “Death of God” theologians.

I remember reading some of these writings and Robinson’s “Honest to God” while in seminary.  Stirred up some great discussions and slumbering brainmatter.

The question for me remains:  concepts of something called “God” may be challenged and put to rest, but can you bury someone who never lived?

Would there be a collective gasp if TIME or any other major publication asked,

Is Easter Bunny Dead?

Is Santa Claus Dead?

Is Tooth Fairy Dead?

Is Allah, Vishnu, Kali, Hera, Zeus, Poseidon. . .Dead?

Or maybe our modern question ought to be:  Have they killed each other?

or maybe, Are they all on vacation? 

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One thought on “Is God Dead?

  1. Ooops, those phrases caught me off guard. “”God” may be challenged and put to rest, but can you bury someone who never lived?”

    God must be challenged if humans are to be free to explore and experiment for better, more reliable and valid solutions.

    God can be buried because god never existed. But it takes time … a lot of time. Galileo, Copernicus, Newton, Einstein, Hawking, and the new sciences can put nails in the coffins of people’s imagination god if they can be seen and heard by enough, and if enough people stop pandering to god-pretenders.

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