Theists reject any answers NOT from their single book


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7 Responses to Theists reject any answers NOT from their single book

  1. shematwater says:

    It seems the basic point is that anyone who accepts the Bible can’t be rational or intelligent, and thus they can’t be well read or have knowledge in areas not regarding religion and history, but are so preoccupied with the one book as to cancel any chance that they have read another.

    • Agellius says:

      Evidently so. But Thomas Aquinas, for example, in virtually every article of the Summa Theologica quotes from one book or another. Often it’s from the Bible, but just as often it’s Aristotle or Plato or the other ancient (non-Christian) philosophers, or Dionysius or St. Gregory or St. Augustine, etc. An atheist who only reads books that he agrees with might not know that.

      • tildeb says:

        As an educated atheist, I know perfectly well that Aristotelian physics was adopted whole hog, so to speak, by the Catholic Church. Thomists to this day continue to spout Aquinas and his long list of metaphysical authors who assumed Aristotelian physics to be true (it’s not) as if that supports Catholic theology! Bass ackwards once again. The school of thought we call metaphysics can be adequately represented by any book of scripture: full to bursting with pseudo-explanations based on beliefs imposed on reality as if representative of it. This school of thought that presumed things had natures had its cornerstone destroyed by Galileo’s inclined plane thought experiment. All of us have moved on from Aristotle’s failed epistemology… except the religious who continue to pull it out time and time again and expect the rest of us to swallow it as a faux-sign of tolerance and respect when in reality it’s faitheism and mandatory accommodationism.

      • Agellius says:

        Uh … be that as it may, the point is that the post is false. So obviously false, in fact, that I probably should not have bothered rebutting it. Should I now post a list of, I don’t know, say a thousand theists who believe things not stated in the scriptures? As an educated atheist I’m sure you could come up with a few yourself.

  2. Agellius says:

    That’s an incredible oversimplification. Ironically.

    • AtheismDefended says:

      It may be an oversimplication but it’s for simpletons who believe the bible is a valid sourse for anything. So, it’s applicable.

      • Agellius says:

        So in other words, people who reject everything not found in one book, reject everything not found in one book. Gotcha.

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