It is true, there is a light of reason, which is imparted to every man by nature, but this light is darkness compared with the saints', as the night is dark to the day, even when the moon is in its full glory. This night-light of reason may save a person from some ditch or pond--great and broad sins--but it will never help him to escape the more secret corruptions, which the saint sees like atoms in the beams of spiritual knowledge. There is such curious work the creature is to do, which cannot be wrought by candle-light of natural knowledge. William Gurnall, p. 47. The Christian in Complete Armor.
Paine knows the True Truth now.
"Those who do not accept a God who stands outside of 'natural' processes have no more reason for their faith than Christians who believe that Jesus rose on the Third Day or Jews who believe God made them His Chosen people. Many people have a sort of vague idea that one day science will reveal everything, but that rests upon a number of assumptions essentially taken on Faith, among them that there is a natural world independent of the mind that purports to observe it and that that universe is ultimately reducible to laws the mind can discover." Robert Bork, "Idols of Distruction" Herbert Schlossberg
No God, no rights. What the state gives, the State can take away. "The Story of the Cross is foolishness to those who are perishing." I Corithians 1:18
ALL the Principles of Science are of divine origin. Man cannot make, or invent or contrive principles; he can only discover them, and he ought to look through the discovery to the Author. Thomas Paine
Zab: Well said.
Who gives a fat rear end about this. ? Grow some balls and draw Obama standing over dead Americans in Benghazi.
The professed "irreligious" and Atheist Crowd are EVERY bit as religious in protecting and promoting their Religious Dogma:
Professor Richard Lewontin, a geneticist (and self-proclaimed Marxist), is certainly one of the world’s leaders in evolutionary biology. He wrote this very revealing comment (the italics were in the original). It illustrates the implicit philosophical bias against Genesis creation—regardless of whether or not the facts support it.
‘Our willingness to accept scientific claims that are against common sense is the key to an understanding of the real struggle between science and the supernatural. We take the side of science in spite of the patent absurdity of some of its constructs, in spite of its failure to fulfill many of its extravagant promises of health and life, in spite of the tolerance of the scientific community for unsubstantiated just-so stories, because we have a prior commitment, a commitment to materialism.
It is not that the methods and institutions of science somehow compel us to accept a material explanation of the phenomenal world, but, on the contrary, that we are forced by our a priori adherence to material causes to create an apparatus of investigation and a set of concepts that produce material explanations, no matter how counter-intuitive, no matter how mystifying to the uninitiated. Moreover, that materialism is an absolute, for we cannot allow a Divine Foot in the door.
The eminent Kant scholar Lewis Beck used to say that anyone who could believe in God could believe in anything. To appeal to an omnipotent deity is to allow that at any moment the regularities of nature may be ruptured, that Miracles may happen.
The blame will be redirected to the previous president as usual by this administration.
Democratic policy on Abortion. Enough said.