Originally posted by steveknows
The concept of a a supernatural being flying around like Santa predates Christianity. It was given to saint nick later on and that's where it
ends. So many pagan beliefs and deities have been obsorbed by Chrsitianity in its attempt to stamp it out. This is easily researched but if you don't
want to look further than saint nick that's up to you.
Umm, no, Saint Nicholas does not "fly around," never did. Saint Nicholas of Myra performed the miracle of bilocation — appearing in two or more
places simultaneously — both during his life and over the centuries since his death.
Now, are you going to tell your children that COMPUTERS are a myth, too? Because today, through computer technology, anybody
can appear in
more than one location simultaneously.
Your argument will predictably follow that computer technology is demonstrable SCIENCE.
Yet, you have NO IDEA of how to construct a computer from scratch. Therefore, you are relying on your FAITH in that which you do not understand
Sir Arthur C. Clarke once observed that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
I mean, a hundred years ago,
they would've put you in the looney bin if you tried to explain modern computers to them, using your limited understanding of the technology.
A hundred or so years earlier, they might have killed you for being a witch.
My point is, there are many
instances of "magic" and "miracles" mentioned throughout history. You might call them superstition and myth and
crazy BS — but the fact is that YOU DON'T KNOW, because you weren't THERE. All you REALLY have is your IGNORANCE of the past, which you weigh
against your KNOWLEDGE of the modern world.
For all you know, Saint Nicholas of Myra may have discovered some method of interdimensional travel that permitted him to exist in more than one
location simultaneously. Modern Physical Science actually does not prohibit
Modern Physical Science is presently talking about parallel universes, interdimensional travel, Faster Than Light travel, and even Time travel... Are
you ready to present any of THAT to your kids as the Truth?
I mean, even though you don't understand
the Physics of it, you'd probably allow your kids to STUDY these Scientific theories
because you have placed your unquestioning FAITH in Science.
Seriously... Would you be willing to tell your kids that the Big Bang, Black Holes, Quasars, Magnetars
and Neutron Stars
are all LIES?
Because, face it, all those concepts are nothing but manmade THEORIES, with no hard proof to back them up.
If your understanding is wrong, that's where all the problems BEGIN. If you don't understand the roots of mythology, or the roots of Science, or the
roots of Religion, you're not qualified
to tell your children the Truth about ANY of it.
See how it works?
Just because you don't understand history and mythology is NO REASON to perpetuate the ignorance of it, okay?
edit on 2-1-2012 by
ZeskoWhirligan because: (no reason given)