The evolution of the science/faith debate

Augustine the Hippo noms a Gnu atheist:


17 Comments

  1. Posted September 6, 2010 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    Well, Augustine was a great fan of Paul the Apostle, who said that faith was proof of propositions for which there was no proof. That’s heavy theology, that.

  2. Hitch
    Posted September 6, 2010 at 11:03 am | Permalink

    That argument bites 😛

  3. steve oberski
    Posted September 6, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    Never eat anything bigger than your head.

  4. Andrew
    Posted September 6, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    LOLOLOL

    • Posted September 8, 2010 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

      Laugh Out Loud Out Loud Out Loud?

  5. MadScientist
    Posted September 6, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    So which religion should I join? I don’t want to join the wrong one and go to hell …

    • NewEnglandBob
      Posted September 6, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Permalink

      Join them all! Then you couldn’t possibly go wrong.

      • steve oberski
        Posted September 6, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

        Edward Current thinks that’s a good idea too:

        • Marella
          Posted September 6, 2010 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

          ROFL.

      • Torbjörn Larsson, OM
        Posted September 7, 2010 at 3:49 am | Permalink

        In a fun parallel world, the “Hippotheocratic” oath was covering all its sides too:

        “I swear by Apollo the Physician and Asclepius and Hygieia and Panaceia and all the gods, and goddesses, making them my witnesses, that I will fulfill according to my ability and judgment this oath and this covenant:”

    • Hamilton Jacobi
      Posted September 7, 2010 at 12:10 am | Permalink

      Is your real name Homer Simpson?

      And what if we picked the wrong religion? Every week, we’re just making God madder and madder!

      (from Homer the Heretic

  6. Hamilton Jacobi
    Posted September 6, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

    Enquiring minds want to know: What is the theology of Augustine the Hippo? Does he believe in Ceiling Cat? If not, why not? Is he speciesist?

    • Posted September 6, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Permalink

      Well…I don’t know about Ceiling Cat, but I believe in Shoulder Cat.

      I even have proof!

      You see, as I type, there is a cat on my shoulders, and he’s my sole remaining resident deity….

      Cheers,

      b&

  7. Tualha
    Posted September 6, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

    Augustine the Hippo? Arrgh!

  8. Tim Harris
    Posted September 7, 2010 at 12:21 am | Permalink

    Yeah, these gnu atheists are just vile beestes, said Augustine, weeping hippocritical tears as he nommed and nommed in nomine patris et filii et spititus sancti…

  9. Torbjörn Larsson, OM
    Posted September 7, 2010 at 3:52 am | Permalink

    Rule by might? All we need is to get the bigger guns… oh, wait.

  10. ambulocetacean
    Posted September 7, 2010 at 4:48 am | Permalink

    O hai their. Theolodgee hippoz r ok i guess but i liek poop sloths moar.


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