Posted: Jan 29, 2022 1:12 am
by Leucius Charinus
proudfootz wrote:Well, the news isn't all bad! :cheers:

Looks like a healthy number of people know Jesus is merely a literary character.

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Isn't it lucky for the church orthodoxy that people in Australia could not possibly believe this because, says the church, it is a myth that people actual live in the antipodes:

St. Augustine (City of God XVI.9):

    "As to the fable that there are Antipodes, that is to say, men on the opposite side of the earth, where the sun rises when it sets on us, men who walk with their feet opposite ours, there is no reason for believing it. Those who affirm it do not claim to possess any actual information; they merely conjecture that, since the earth is suspended within the concavity of the heavens, and there is as much room on the one side of it as on the other, therefore the part which is beneath cannot be void of human inhabitants. They fail to notice that, even should it be believed or demonstrated that the world is round or spherical in form, it does not follow that the part of the earth opposite to us is not completely covered with water, or that any conjectured dry land there should be inhabited by men. For Scripture, which confirms the truth of its historical statements by the accomplishment of its prophecies, teaches not falsehood; and it is too absurd to say that some men might have set sail from this side and, traversing the immense expanse of ocean, have propagated there a race of human beings descended from that one first man."