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[catalogued under 29. Religion / B. Monotheistic Religion / 5. Bible]

Full Idea

The Bible leaves reason absolutely free and has nothing in common with philosophy.

Gist of Idea

The Bible has nothing in common with reasoning and philosophy


Baruch de Spinoza (Tractatus Theologico-Politicus [1670])

Book Reference

Cottingham,John: 'The Rationalists' [OUP 1988], p.21

A Reaction

Hm. The Bible may not contain reasoning, but it contains the fruits of reasoning, and it is obviously possible for reasoning to contradict its message.