Thursday, March 13, 2008

From Augustine

I found this quote from Scot McKnight's blog The Jesus Creed. He was discussing the Christian response to scientific evidence. He closed with this quote from Augustine:

“If they (any expert) find a Christian mistaken in a field which they themselves know well and hear him maintaining his foolish opinions about our books, how are they going to believe those books in matters concerning the resurrection of the dead, the hope of eternal life, and the kingdom of heaven, when they think their pages are full of falsehoods on facts which they themselves have learnt from experience and the light of reason? (Ch. 19, par. 39, The Literal Interpretation of Genesis).

How do you read this? What do you think it means?


The MAN Fan Club said...

Over my head.

Anonymous said...

It says that Christians had better get their act together scientifically if they want to reach scientists metaphysically... or words to that effect.