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Atheist who fought Illinois laws dies in small plane crash
Associated Press ^ | Dec 12, 2016 11:14 PM EST

Posted on 12/12/2016 11:40:17 PM PST by Olog-hai

An Illinois man who was one of the better-known atheists in the country and an activist for keeping religious and government affairs separate died in a plane crash last week, officials said Monday.

The McHenry County coroner said an autopsy Monday revealed that Robert I. Sherman, 63, of Poplar Grove, died from multiple crash injuries. Authorities said Sherman was piloting a small plane that crashed into a cornfield either Friday night or Saturday morning. The crash is under investigation.

Sherman was an outspoken atheist and critic of using state money for religious purposes and having religious displays in public spaces. He also hosted a radio show and ran for public office several times. …

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TOPICS: Local News; Religion; Travel
KEYWORDS: antitheist; atheism; atheistsupremacist; crash; freedomfromreligion; illinois; sherman; thenogodgod
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1 posted on 12/12/2016 11:40:17 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Sad. Hope he repented.

Lord have mercy.


2 posted on 12/12/2016 11:42:45 PM PST by TigerClaws
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To: Olog-hai

Is there any hope the plane can be repaired?


3 posted on 12/12/2016 11:50:54 PM PST by Wilderness Conservative (Nature is the ultimate conservative.)
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To: Olog-hai

unless he repented, he was here one second and in hell the next sadly-= people have no idea how horrible hell is going to be- they make light of it but the second they descend to it- they know instantly they made a terrible terrible mistake


4 posted on 12/12/2016 11:55:18 PM PST by Bob434
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To: Bob434; Olog-hai
Did Mr. Sherman have the proverbial “Come to Jesus moment”?

That moment that he knew the plane was going to crash and he was going to die did he repent and pray for deliverance?

5 posted on 12/13/2016 12:01:41 AM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Olog-hai

Don’t agree with his lack of faith, but this sad to hear.

Prayers for him and his family.


6 posted on 12/13/2016 12:06:27 AM PST by proud American in Canada (May God Bless the U.S.A. (Trump: I will bear the slings and arrows for you, the American people))
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To: Olog-hai

not your typical atheist...he believed in hard corporal punishment
https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-68940480.html


7 posted on 12/13/2016 12:08:49 AM PST by ari-freedom (Chicken Little Concerned for Trump people are almost as annoying as NeverTrumpers!)
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To: Wilderness Conservative
Is there any hope the plane can be repaired?

Nah; that too was shot to hell

8 posted on 12/13/2016 12:09:23 AM PST by stormhill
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Theological question.... When a soul descends to Hell, can they ever wake up and pray to go "Home," as in Heaven, and be accepted? I hope so. OK, gtg to sleep! Night, all!😴
9 posted on 12/13/2016 12:13:37 AM PST by proud American in Canada (May God Bless the U.S.A. (Trump: I will bear the slings and arrows for you, the American people))
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To: Pontiac

I hope so!


10 posted on 12/13/2016 12:15:24 AM PST by proud American in Canada (May God Bless the U.S.A. (Trumpa: I will bear the slings and arrows for you, the American people))
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To: proud American in Canada

Oh boy, I am tired and sleepy and somehow put an “a” after our next president’ name in my tagline.

Fixing it now!


11 posted on 12/13/2016 12:21:12 AM PST by proud American in Canada (May God Bless the U.S.A. (Trump: I will bear the slings and arrows for you, the American people))
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To: Pontiac

...not if he died


12 posted on 12/13/2016 12:29:34 AM PST by Doogle (( USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Olog-hai

Well i guess there will be no service or eulogy for him.

I will give him a proper atheist eulogy.

Robert Sherman, like all of us, was just a cosmic accident. Just a random, animate piece of carbon life that existed for awhile, did stuff, and then became inanimate. He may or may not have had what he felt were friends, or family, but none of that matters or is of any importance, because their lives held no,real purpose or meaning, just like his did. In the big picture of the universe, whether he existed or not, makes absolutely no difference, because ultimately, nothing matters.

And so we can take a moment to remember him, or not. Either way, it doesn’t matter. He was here, now hes gone, hes never coming back, and it wouldnt have mattered if he never existed in the first place.

The end.


13 posted on 12/13/2016 12:36:30 AM PST by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: TigerClaws

Amen. I wouldn’t wish hell on anyone, except those for which it was made - Satan and his co-rebelling angels. Sadly, it is filled with unrepentant sinners, who could have spent eternity in Heaven, had they only humbled themselves and accepted the Lord.


14 posted on 12/13/2016 12:44:22 AM PST by Flaming Conservative
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“can they ever wake up and pray to go “Home,” as in Heaven, and be accepted? I hope so.”

No, unfortunately. Jesus tells of a rich man who died and was in torment. There is no rescue. “...nor can anyone cross from there to us.” (Luke 16:26)

The Rich Man and Lazarus
Luke 16:19-31. Also John 5:39-47.

19 Now there was a rich man dressed in purple and fine linen, who lived each day in joyous splendor. 20 And a beggar named Lazarus lay at his gate, covered with sores 21 and longing to be fed with the crumbs that fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.

22 One day the beggar died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s side. And the rich man also died and was buried. 23In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham from afar, with Lazarus by his side.

24 So he cried out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue. For I am in agony in this fire.’

25 But Abraham answered, ‘Child, remember that during your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things. But now he is comforted here, while you are left to suffer. 26 And besides all this, a great chasm has been fixed between us and you, so that even those who wish cannot cross from here to you, nor can anyone cross from there to us.’

27 ‘Then I beg you, father,’ he said, ‘send Lazarus to my father’s house, 28 for I have five brothers. Let him warn them so they will not also end up in this place of torment.’

29 But Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the prophets; let your brothers listen to them.’

30 ‘No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone is sent to them from the dead, they will repent.’

31 Then Abraham said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, they will not be persuaded even if someone rises from the dead.’”


15 posted on 12/13/2016 12:44:31 AM PST by PastorBooks
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To: Secret Agent Man

Very Douglas Adams-ish.


16 posted on 12/13/2016 12:45:15 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: proud American in Canada

Not according to the Bible.


17 posted on 12/13/2016 12:45:46 AM PST by Flaming Conservative
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To: PastorBooks

This ‘Hades’ is not, the ‘hell’ fire that destroys the soul. That hell has not yet been created... Eternity is not going to be listening to the wails and moans of the souls that refuse to love the Creator. The ‘rebel’ souls after Judgment Day will be willingly destroyed not even to be remembered. Only the devil and a numbered of his fallen angels have been sentenced to death of their ‘soul’. We have no idea who else will join them.


18 posted on 12/13/2016 12:55:35 AM PST by Just mythoughts (Jesus said Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: Olog-hai

Gee that’s too bad.


19 posted on 12/13/2016 1:02:51 AM PST by dp0622 (IThe only thing an upper crust conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)
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To: Bob434

Like dating my ex.


20 posted on 12/13/2016 1:03:43 AM PST by dp0622 (IThe only thing an upper crust conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)
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