"Usually, even a non-Christian knows something about the earth, the heavens, and the other elements of this world, about the motion and orbit of the stars and even their size and relative positions, about the predictable eclipses of the sun and moon, the cycles of the years and the seasons, about the kinds of animals, shrubs, stones, and so forth, and this knowledge he hold to as being certain from reason and experience. Now, it is a disgraceful and dangerous thing for an infidel to hear a Christian, presumably giving the meaning of Holy Scripture, talking nonsense on these topics; and we should take all means to prevent such an embarrassing situation, in which people show up vast ignorance in a Christian and laugh it to scorn..."
St. Augustine - On the Literal Interpretation of Genesis
posted on 02/13/2007 9:12:47 AM PST
(Kol Hakavod Lezahal)
Oh you are in a for a whipping by our creationist crowd....
posted on 02/13/2007 9:27:05 AM PST
(Tantra is my fetish ;))
"Augustine of Hippo (354-430 AD) took great pains to create and project a powerful image of himself beyond the churches and towns where he wrote and taught in Roman north Africa. He succeeded in this self-presentation beyond his wildest dreams."
So I'm assuming St Augustine's quote is from the era above...1500 years *before* TOE was introduced. Not sure why you posted it...??
posted on 02/13/2007 10:38:42 AM PST
(Jesus is real, whether you believe in Him or not.)
That's a tremendous quote. If St. Augustine were alive today, there'd be holier-than-thou types on this very forum proclaiming him an unbeliever for not looking at Genesis as a science text.
posted on 02/14/2007 11:14:29 AM PST
by Alter Kaker
(Hard headed brainwashed trained monkey)
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