Friday, October 8, 2010

The Spirited Atheist: Atheists (think they)know more about religion than the religious - On Faith at washingtonpost.com

This survey was interesting in that it reveals how our educational theory in America really works. For instance, our military puts a huge premium on 'smart bombs' and high tech weaponry but when we go out to Iraq our troops get shell shocked by improvised explosive devices and we have been at war with these so called primitive people longer than we have the Germans or any other European nation.

It was John Milton that said "Those who put out the peoples eyes reproach them for blindness." The most widely published book in history, the Bible which has shaped history of Europe and much of the west can't be read in the public schools for fear of proselytization. Most printed journals (with the brilliant exception of the Washington Post and the Huffington Post) do not have a faith or religious section nor a religious editor's desk. It would seem the case for keeping the Bible out of public school is effectively dismissed. It is necessary for the cultural edification of Americans to say the least. We could also do with more civic lessons and maintain mathematics as a liberal art as well as maintain the status quo dynamic of 'arts and science' not 'math(formula) and science'.

Thirdly, atheist pride themselves on knowledge so it would be to their discredit if they could not answer the questions sufficiently. However, atheist knowledge of religion is not knowledge of God by any means it is a superficial textbook type of education which is in fact not knowledge at all, since knowledge is tactile or palpable. As Sophocles said on action "One must learn by doing the thing. For though you think you know it, you have no certainly until you try. ..." or in the Bhagavad Gita as Arjuna was instructed to do when he was surrounded and at war with his teachers, "fight, Arjuna, fight". It is faith over reason in Christianity, not faith without and without faith one can gain no admittance to the true knowledge of God. Rationalism has just been a way of dealing with one's own convoluted emotions. Jesus spoke even to the illiterates of his day in parables, a making the Bible a spiritual encrypted text, "Faith then cometh by hearing; and hearing by the word of Christ" Romans 10:17.

Our very own Congressman claim not to read the bills they vote on, that takes understanding.As well our best professional athletes probably can not quote stats very well but there is no doubt that they know their sport. Athletes could not participate in sports with a linear form of consciousness.

Even Pharaoh told Thoth the Egyptian god of wisdom and writing when writing was introduced to him, that people will think that they are wise in their knowledge but in fact they will understand less than they know.

Finally, this survey serves as a great indictment against atheist before God, it is quite incriminating. They have read, probably could get no access through pride and abandoned. Atheist pride themselves on knowledge and literature but still don't know God when God can be discerned from every blade of grass.

The Spirited Atheist: Atheists know more about religion than the religious - On Faith at washingtonpost.com

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