Written by the Holy Ghost? and others

Stephen C. Carlson scarlson at mindspring.com
Mon Feb 19 21:54:52 EST 2001


At 09:22 AM 2/20/01 +1300, Bill Rea wrote:
>Samuel quoted:-
>>I think the great Catholic modernist and historian, Alfred Loisy is right -
>>
>> L'idée de Dieu auteur de livre est plus contradictoire, plus absurde en
>>elle-même, que celle de l'homme-crapaud ou de la femme-serpent. C'est un
>>mythe enfantin, aussi enfantin que la fabrication du premier homme avec de l
>>'argile, et celle de la première femme avec une côte d'Adam. - Loisy,
>>Mémoires, vol. 1 page 306
>
>All right, I'll bite. What's this in English?

"The idea of God an author of books is more contradictory, more
absurd in itself than that of the man-toad or the woman-snake.
It is a childish myth, as childish as the creation of the first
man with clay and the first woman with Adam's rib."


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