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Who Said That?

"Let us take an example to test this little doctrine [of the resurrection], so innocently put forth [by the Christians]:  A certain man was shipwrecked.  The hungry fish had his body for a feast.  But the fish were caught and cooked and eaten by some fishermen, who had the misfortune to run afoul of some ravenous dogs, who killed and ate them.  When the dogs died, the vultures came and made a feast of them.  How will the body of the shipwrecked man be reassembled considering it has been absorbed by other bodies of various kinds? . . .  Ah!  You say:  `All things are possible with God.'  But this is not true.  Not all things are possible for him.  [God] . . . cannot make 2 x 2 = 100 rather than 4, even though he should prefer it to be so."

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Reader Comments (16)

David Hume?
January 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersteve
steve: Ah, yes, it must be someone like an Enlightenment sceptic. The content sounds like a very modern objection, but the language is older. I can roll with Hume.
January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip Walker
Has the sarcasm of Hume. I suppose God couldn't create man from the dust either, hmmm?
January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMatt Holst
Benjamin Franklin
January 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdsanger
Bart Ehrman.
January 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrfwhite
George Steinbrenner.
January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRichard
Mark Twain
January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBobby Grow
Isn't this from the last book of Augustine's City of God? If it isn't, there's something similar there- he asks a series of questions to the effect of "at the final resurreuction, between a cannibal and his last meal, whose resurreuction body will have the mass of the original person's body?"
These two questions seem to be in the same vein...
January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCoyle
January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPaul C. Quillman
Christopher Hitchens?
January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterC T Hall
January 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGene Schlesinger
January 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWesley
January 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWesley
It's an old objection that Augustine was aware of, but the quote is more modern.
January 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterScott Roper
Gosh, I'm surprised the objection is so old. It sounds like it needs a level of scientific awareness which people didn't really have in those days.
January 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip Walker
Jean Paul Sartre?
January 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCharles S

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