Rationalist Pseudoknowledge, Myths, and Legends

One of the favorite tropes among those who worship, rather than use, the intellect is the Tragickal Historie of the Burnyng of the Librarie at Alexaundria by Ye Christian Mobbes.

It is taken as a matter of settled fact that Christians are boobs who credit completely fictional legends fadged up centuries after the fact (such as the legend that Jesus existed) and that the TRVTH of things is to be found in the science-hating misogynist mobs who murdered Hypatia for being a smart pagan and then burned down the Library at Alexandria, thus destroying the Pagan Wisdom of the Ancients.

The problem with this narrative is basically twofold.

First, there is abundant evidence that the gospels are quite obviously records of eyewitness testimony and not legends.

Second, aside from the fact that there was a Hypatia and she was murdered by a mob, almost everything else in this atheist urban legend is documentable crap that is completely ignorant of the facts. Mike Flynn does a thorough autopsy on the remarkable credulity of so-called “rationalists”.

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