Kirk Cameron, the American actor best known for his role as 'Mike Seaver' on the sitcom 'Growing Pains', has attacked the physicist Stephen Hawkins for claiming there is no heaven. Kirk Cameron has branded Hawkins ideas "absurd" but claims saying anything negative about the theorist is "like bullying a blind man", reports E! News.
Speaking to the UK's Guardian newspaper, Hawking had suggested, "There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers. That is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark". The comments angered Cameron, who said, "Hawking says he knows there is no Heaven. John Lennon wasn't sure. He said to pretend there's no Heaven. That's easy if you try. Then he said he hoped that someday we would join him", adding, "Such wishful thinking reveals John and Stephen's religious beliefs, not good science". The actor said that Hawking had "an unfair disadvantage" which meant criticising him "is like bullying a blind man". Hawking, the author of the acclaimed 2010 book 'The Grand Design', also noted, "I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail".
Kirk Cameron recently finished filming the upcoming documentary movie 'Monumental: In Search of America's National Teasure'. The film, directed by Duane Barnhart, follows the hunt for "the real treasure of America".