Joined: Oct. 2005
DEnyse has a post up: Naturalist atheists rewrite history, scholar admits, due to bias against religion. It's a clear invitation for UDites to bash atheists. Fortunately, vmahuna steps in:
|vmahunaJuly 30, 2017 at 1:53 pm|
Note that “The Church” means, and has ALWAYS meant, The Roman Catholic Church. Any number of other sects, including some Protestant Christians, have NOT “accepted that the Bible could be interpreted in a non-literal manner”.
This is a BIG plus for Catholics: we’re expected to THINK, not just memorize.
Catholic Christianity is defined by the writings of Aquinas and Augustine, and the net sum of the, sometimes conflicting, statements from Rome. The Bible stories are fun reading, kinda like the brothers Grimm.
So, the Catholic response to a discovery of ET would always be: Can we send you some missionaries, or have you already been Visited?
And sidetrack the discussion into a theological argument. It seems like Denyse used to be Anglican, but is now part of the Catholic chapter of Agnostics for Christ.
It is fun to dip into the various threads to watch cluelessness at work in the hands of the confident exponent. - Soapy Sam (so say we all)