Thursday, September 29, 2005

Atheism vs. Bad Theology

It were better to have no opinion of God at all than such an opinion as is unworthy of him; for the one is unbelief, the other is contumely [contempt]; and certainly superstition is the reproach of the Deity. Plutarch saith well to that purpose, “Surely,” saith he, “I had rather a great deal men should say there was no such man at all as Plutarch, than that they should say that there was one Plutarch that would eat his children as soon as they were born;” as the poets speak of Saturn. And as the contumely is greater towards God, so the danger is greater towards men.

Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626)


Blogger guiroo said...

In light of your post ... The hardest thing to learn is what you THINK you already know.

4:50 PM, September 30, 2005  

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