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Arguing over Aesop's Fables..

popculturepooka
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12/17/2013 4:43:42 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
This is often how I view many debates on this forum. Just something I find a bit amusing.

"Reading Ham"s post, I am reminded once again of John Dominic Crossan"s words about two people debating over Aesop"s fables, one taking them as proof that animals could talk in ancient Greece, the other taking them as proof that the ancient Greeks were stupid enough to believe that animals could talk. The possibility is not entertained by either that the fables could belong to a genre of literature that renders their disagreement about them itself silly."

http://www.patheos.com...
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12/17/2013 7:46:11 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/17/2013 4:43:42 PM, popculturepooka wrote:
This is often how I view many debates on this forum.

The difference is that Aesop's Fables are not affirmed by historical evidence.
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12/17/2013 8:45:15 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/17/2013 7:46:11 PM, Installgentoo wrote:
At 12/17/2013 4:43:42 PM, popculturepooka wrote:
This is often how I view many debates on this forum.

The difference is that Aesop's Fables are not affirmed by historical evidence.

...what?
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12/17/2013 8:49:21 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/17/2013 8:45:15 PM, popculturepooka wrote:
At 12/17/2013 7:46:11 PM, Installgentoo wrote:
At 12/17/2013 4:43:42 PM, popculturepooka wrote:
This is often how I view many debates on this forum.

The difference is that Aesop's Fables are not affirmed by historical evidence.

...what?

*sigh*

You are saying that people's arguing over religious beliefs is like arguing over Aesop's Fables. I am saying that there is historical evidence that people's religious beliefs are correct, whereas there is no historical evidence that Aesop's Fables are correct, so your analogy of belief to Aesop's Fables is a false one.
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12/17/2013 8:59:31 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 12/17/2013 8:49:21 PM, Installgentoo wrote:
At 12/17/2013 8:45:15 PM, popculturepooka wrote:
At 12/17/2013 7:46:11 PM, Installgentoo wrote:
At 12/17/2013 4:43:42 PM, popculturepooka wrote:
This is often how I view many debates on this forum.

The difference is that Aesop's Fables are not affirmed by historical evidence.

...what?

*sigh*

You are saying that people's arguing over religious beliefs is like arguing over Aesop's Fables.

No I didn't. Missing the point. It'd be more like fundamentalists taking genesis as written as proof that there was once a talking snake (or that genesis' author(s) ntent was to record history play by play), and skeptics taking genesis as written as proof that the ancients were stupid enough to believe in talking snakes (or they were gullible/stupid enough to believe genesis was meant to be an actual recording of history).

I am saying that there is historical evidence that people's religious beliefs are correct, whereas there is no historical evidence that Aesop's Fables are correct, so your analogy of belief to Aesop's Fables is a false one.

Good thing I never compared religious beliefs simplicter to Aesop's Fables. Perhaps you should have read the link more carefully.
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