A Rhetorical Question for Atheists

Well, it isn’t exactly for atheists but I thought “those who don’t believe in angels” was long-winded and didn’t seem quite right either.  Anyway, the question is; how did people in the fifth century, and beyond, manage to independently build  seven buildings dedicated to the same person on a straight line stretching from Ireland to Israel?  For those smart Alecs who start talking about the line not being straight because of the curvature of the earth: one, you’re missing the point, and, two, I did say it was a rhetorical question.  The answer is, of course, that the builders weren’t building independently at all.  Now, one could come up with all sorts of convoluted theories as to how people separated (often widely) in time and space, without the benefit of GPS, could work together on such a project but the simplest answer is the historical one.  Tradition has it that the buildings were inspired by St. Michael the Archangel.

For those who have already come up with an alternative theory I offer this last thought:

“For those with faith, no evidence is necessary; for those without it, no evidence will suffice.”

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Posted on June 1, 2017, in Christianity and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. now this makes me want to dig deeper 🙂
    Gotta love those aspects of the Miraculous 🙂

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  2. 1. Don’t underestimate the surveying and engineering genius of the ancients. They did some absolutely bonkers stuff (aqueducts!).

    2. St. Michael is tots real and 100% appeared in those locations to draw a holy sword over the Mediterranean. The history of his apparitions is truly remarkable and lamentably under-emphasized.

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    • I don’t underestimate the ancients for one minute. They could build things that we can’t reproduce today. The Romans in particular (especially their surveyors) have my utmost respect, plus they were very good at straight lines. 🙂 I do doubt, however, that the Irish of the 5th century, for example, would have somehow been on board with such a grand plan of deception. It seems much more likely that they were all working separately, under angelic direction.

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  3. Like the quote. Faith is not a matter of evidence. The world of evidence and the world of faith are on two different planes and do not intersect.

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