(CBS) - What do you do when the smartest man in the world disses your belief system? Well, if you're former child star and current super-Christian Kirk Cameron, you take it to Facebook.
"There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers," theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking said of the human brain to the Guardian newspaper Monday. "That is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark."
This ruffled Cameron's heaven-loving feathers, so he vented to friends: "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..." We can only assume Cameron is referring to Hawking's motor neuron disease that has left him totally paralyzed. Sure Cameron was dreamy in the '80s, but now he's sounding down right mean (dare we say un-Christian) in his war of celestial words with Hawking.
Then, Cameron added a beloved Beatle to the mix. "[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. Such wishful thinking reveals John and Stephen's religious beliefs, not good science." Well -- case closed...?
While only a handful of the 1,300+ comments disagreed with the evangelist, most followers gave him a virtual pat on the back:
"Way to go, Kirk! Perhaps someone should send ol' Stephen a copy of 'I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist."
"You will be slammed for saying anything about John Lennon, but you are VERY VERY right! Thank you for your boldness!"
"Awesome. Kirk Cameron vs. Stephen Hawking. :) I think Kirk Cameron will win this round..."
Now if you really want to diss Hawking, this is how it's done: