Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Creationists hide from church history

Creationist leaders are very keen to keep their followers from finding out that Creationism is only around a hundred years old.  They preach that it was the default position of Christians from even the earliest times and they simply ignore theologians from history who all suggested the Bible should be interpreted allegorically.

Here are a few things they hide from;

Apostle Paul (in the Bible itself):
"These things are allegorical"
Matthew (in the Bible itself)
Saint Justin Martyr
Origen:
"For who that has understanding will suppose that the first, and second, and third day, and the evening and the morning, existed without a suns, and a moon, and stars?"
Clement
Saint Irenaeus
Tertullian
Augustine of Hippo:
"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 and embarrassing situation, in which people show up vast ignorance in a  Christian and laugh it to scorn."
Maimonides
Nahmanides
Ibn Rushd / Averroes
Thomas Aquinas

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