Stephen Hawking recently said:
“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.”
David McLemore replies:
"... Stephen Hawking is right – almost. Heaven is a fairy tale for those afraid of the dark, just not in the way he meant it. It’s a gospel story where the humble prince saves us, the enemy, from the darkness and brings us into his light. It’s glorious in every sense of the word."
The rest of his article is a MUST READ. I can't recommend it highly enough! Read it here