25.10.05

Quote of the Day

Often a non-Christian knows something about the earth, the heavens, and the other parts of the world, about the motions and orbits of the stars and even their sizes and distances,... and this knowledge he holds with certainty from reason and experience.

It is thus offensive and disgraceful for an unbeliever to hear a Christian talk nonsense about such things, claiming that what he is saying is based in Scripture. We should do all that we can to avoid such an embarrassing situation, which people see as ignorance in the Christian and laugh to scorn.

–St. Augustine

1 comment:

Moriarty said...

I actually used that quote in debate on evolution once...the response was the ad hominem 'damn catholics'...only proving Augustine's point.