When Billy Graham died there was a minor brouhaha about a young woman who wished him fun in hell.
Whatever you or I may have thought about BG, he was an unabashed Eternalist. Stephen Hawking was not.
It is my belief that they both are now.
Which reminds me of a story…
A long time ago a rather counter-cultural day laborer was executed by the Romans apparently for some sort of political expediency.
His rag-tag followers were devastated (naturally), until a few days later when he came back from the dead and started appearing to people!!! (Rather supernaturally)
Although not initially to Thomas, a contemporary Aramaic friend of his, or Stephen Hawkins, a science-type from the 20th century B.C.E.
But after a bit,* he fixed this by showing up. For Thomas it came in the 20th chapter of the Good News of John. For Stephen it happened today.
Worship science all you want, or money or sex or power or fear.
But on the day we die we all turn into Eternalists…regardless of whether the science was every really on our side or not.
John 20, 21