“Enlightenment” Myth

An article noting rightly that our modern society owes more to Chistianity than people wish to believe.

Bible on Tap

enlighteners One of the most fascinating areas of the ‘enlightenment’ myth is that while the primary figures of the enlightenment, Rousseau, Voltaire, Diderot, Gibbon, and Hume -all being literary men and not scientists felt they could use scientific revolution as proof that there had been a great enlightenment, once the church had lost most of its influence.

The odd reality is that the primary figures of the scientific revolution were actually religious men, both protestant and catholic; Kepler, Galileo, Copernicus, Descartes, Newton, and Pascal.

Both the scientific figures as well as the enlightenment literary men of philosophy mentioned about have had a massive influence on the way that all western people think. There are in effect three groups of men who had a massive impact on the western modern man. 1) The group of men associated with the scientific revolution, 2) those associated with the enlightenment, 3) and finally those…

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7 comments on ““Enlightenment” Myth

  1. David A says:

    Very interesting.

    Indeed, the “enlightenment” was a revolutionary process to get rid of Christendom and Catholicism at various levels. The construction of a new West under the “aegis” of secularists.


    • Pretty much. And it is amazing that Enlightenment philosophers got away with so many lies against the Middle Ages and religion. The book the author of that blog mentions, The Triumph of Reason by Rodney Stark, is an excellent work trying to set the record straight.


  2. David A says:

    You’re welcome!

    I opened that account again after months of not using it. It has few tweets compared to other accounts.


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