Monday, March 7, 2016

Non-Believers Are Not Objective

Those who do not merely reject Christianity, but also refuse to admit the reality of any higher spiritual world, have no empirically verifiable data or laboratory experiments to substantiate their non-falsifiable faith opinions.  They imagine that they are objective, but they are not.  Others who do not dismiss the spiritual dimension altogether feel that it is beyond the boundaries of scholarly discourse.  It is so subjective, so impossible to prove, and leads so quickly into interminable discussions that have no end or benefit, that it is best discussed privately, if at all.  It certain has no place in a scholarly work, they will argue, the purpose of scholarship being to assemble facts and draw conclusions from those facts—conclusions which, if not certain, are at least plausible, clearly related to facts and evidence at hand.  According to this view, any effective analysis must be, as Kershaw claims, “confined to strictly scholarly parameters of analysis.”

Joseph Keysor, “Hitler, the Holocaust, and the Bible,” pg. 228

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