Wednesday, April 10, 2019


Hugo Award winner, Nebula Award winner and friend of Gene Roddenberry, Isaac Asimov is considered one of the Big Three Sci Fi writers of all time. He stated as a matter of fact what I am about to share with you now.

You may disagree or have an emotional outburst like Carol Marcos in Star Trek 2009 or Dr McCoy ST TOS, so I must warn you... Asimov's scientific core beliefs are not to be taken lightly. This guy was a charismatic character and one of my heroes I guess, who used sound reasoning and logic but he was also an atheist.

So if you're religious, you may wish to disengage from star trekking today. SPOILER ALERT::::

"When I die, I don't believe in Heaven or Hell. There will be nothingness, that I firmly believe."

 Now lets analyse Isaac Asimov's fundamentalist belief very closely. As humanists we hope and believe in pleasure often chased by pain because we're mortal and have fears. Dying being one. For millions of us "Pain is the fire in which we burn" Dr Soran's character in Star Trek Generations said this.

Fires burn but eventually extinguish, don't they? so pain can't last! Pain must get better, right?! Thats give us hope at least that the afterlife exists!!! Heaven is real, God almighty forgives and awaits those who believe. Now I bet you're happy. I can tell, so this is a good time to beam up.

I'm sorry my trekker friends. Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse... Theres bad news. It pains me to point out, one of the undisputed smartest Scientists, in the world (now deceased) - Stephen Hawking has stated otherwise.

"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."

 So what do you think now my friends? How can this reality be true?  It just can't get any worse... I mean whats right about it? but sadly I'm afraid it doesn't look good for us believers. Gene Roddenberry was known to be a humanistic atheist or agnostic.,,, but all logical indications appear to prove otherwise that God might... out there.... somewhere?  can this really be true?

Well there you have it.


Are you a believer in God Almighty? How can our human brains understand or communicate with the "creator of the universe" when we've never seen him or her? What value does 3 dimensional thinking have in an alien 11 dimensions? How does God separate the bad guys from the good guys? Is there any germ of sense in our current humanist beliefs beyond Earth?

See that navigation thingy down there? press engage, comment and your words will be immortalized for all time! Perhaps God will stop by to read! Have you ever seen  Captain James T. Kirk. Jean Luc Picard, Katryn Janeway or Benjamin Sisco teaming up against Godlike entities in the Galaxy? How shocked are you to discover men of Science and Star Trek humanist Gene Roddenberry are all atheists?

Live Long and Prosper, my Trekker Friends.


Tony Laplume said...

The problem with analogies is that they have to be accurate. You couldn't say that just because water can freeze and unfreeze with no ill-effects that you could freeze a person and unfreeze them with no ill-effects. Humans can get frostbite, water can't. You have to know where differences lie, and be able to acknowledge them.

Billy Blue Eyes said...

Who knows we live in hope and die in dispair. I've never read Asimov maybe I should

Jippyhound said...

What is happening in the article above? Is it trolling on a level so complex I can't follow it? Or are you having an aneurysm?

James Pailly said...

I think it's best to go with no expectations. There are people who seem to have very clear, concrete ideas about what the afterlife is supposed to be like. I think those people are going to be pretty disappointed, because even if there is an afterlife, it's sure to be something very different from what we humans imagine.

Liz A. said...

I like to believe that we are the universe perceiving itself. Alas, I have no proof of this.

Elephant's Child said...

Not a believer here. And an Asimov and Stephen Fry fan.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I have been through things that confirm to me the existence of Heaven and Hell and sadly I think both of those men discovered the truth the hard way.

Spacer Guy said...

I have to admit I've been feeling mortal lately my trekker friends and terribly crestfallen about news at home and work. So for what its worth, the quest for living has truly put my beliefs to the test. It seemed appropriate I share my lugubrious view of the universe with you all. Here are accepted paradigm's from scientists, writers and scienfictionalists who have set the tone from their perspective. You'll notice absolutely no red herrings! Isaac Asimov's statement speaks for itself, I've merely explored possibilities which I have to admit required more scientific exploration. So Yes, I will at a later date, do a Part 2 to this Post with more analysis about the great unknown. For everyone has a mind, spirit and a soul - don't they?

Susan Kane said...

I am with L.Diane Wolfe.

There have been so many affirming and confirming moments in my life which anchors me as a firm believer in God, His universe, what He has in store for me. Heaven or hell? Yes.

Donna said...

Asimov was an interesting character and I hear was opinionated and arrogant. Of course, people with strong personalities can come across that way.

peppylady (Dora) said...

I don't believe any one group of faiths has market on either heaven or hell. Being Pagan there no divide and we have many lives to be in.
Coffee is on

Tony Laplume said...

Sorry to hear you've been having problems. Hope things can improve!

The Armchair Squid said...

I am a non-believer. But there is no denying the power of belief. How's that for a cop-out response?

I think the line between science and theology is more blurry than you assert here or, to be fair, is portrayed in most mass media. There are plenty of believer scientists and plenty of theologians who accept science. Who is right is less important, at least to me, than the conversation itself. The danger arises when the two sides stop talking to each other and so learn fear and mistrust.

Spacer Guy said...

Yeah theres more to it out there, the universe is so precise and beautiful and some say that God enough for them, A Squid. I've got to avoid the great whites and hope I don't get eaten in the process thanks Tony. It doesn't matter what one believes if it isn't true, Peppylady. Asimov was also a pure genius who spoke his mind with excellent recall for facts, Donna. Susan to be or not to be, God is out there somewhere second star to the left - all around us even. What we're capable of understanding in our 3 dimensions hxwxd doesn't even begin to explain what exists in the great unknown.

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