From: Howard J. Van Till (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Jun 25 2003 - 20:35:08 EDT
> RFaussette@aol.com quoted:
>> "When he was three years old Abraham came out of the cave. He
>> reflected: who created heaven and earth and myself? And all through the day
>> prayed to the sun. But in the evening the sun set in the west and the moon
>> in the east. when he saw the moon surrounded by stars, he said to himself,
>> here is the creator of heaven and earth and myself and these stars are his
>> ministers and servants. And all through the night he prayed to the moon. In
>> morning the moon set in the west and the sun rose in the east. He said these
>> are powerless. They have one master, it is to Him that I shall pray, before
>> him that I shall prostrate myself."
When Abraham was THREE YEARS OLD???
In the words of John Stossel, "Give me a break!"
> email@example.com commented:
> It is just one more fallacy of
> belief in the efficacy of independent natural theology.
I don't see this story as an example of natural theology at all, but rather
an example of the way in which fictional (and flattering) legends come to be
associated with a person that a community wishes to be bigger than life.
Howard Van Till
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