Ol' Fred once said that no man of reason could welcome the death of God, since following the death of God would come the death of Reason. I'm not sure whether the old irrationalist would have welcomed this himself, or not. He did, after all, celebrate the triumph of the will (as against the Aristotelian-Thomists, who held to the primacy of the intellect), and famously equated Truth with Power -- a dictum now enshrined in post-modernist deconstruction. But as empirical proof of the former, we have been led to the following post elsewhere:
as well as to:
So, Roman Catholic Church, it is time to confess to your sins and prepare to meet your maker. Open your archives for all to see. Tell us the truth about your origins. Give back to the Jews any items from the temple of Solomon you have in your possession. Ask the Muslims to forgive you for the Crusades.
Why is it that the first thing they do is cut all ties to empirical evidence and rational thought? Was Nietzsche right? Or is it more Chesterton's dictum that those who start by believing in nothing will eventually believe in anything? How the second poster supposes that the Catholic Church came into possession of items from the Temple of Solomon bespeaks a most wonderful "secret history. It is certainly not the history most of us are heir to. The "truth about your origins" is (get ready for it) a plot by Emperor Constantine! Was there nothing that puissant emperor could not do? I wonder if he realizes the origin of that folk tale as a fundamentalist rant. (Why do they so credulously repeat fundamentalist yarns, anyway?) But whether a hundred-year long counterattack in the middle of a thousand-year long aggression requires forgiveness depends on how one views the thousand-year long attack.
The first poster is, however, even more seriously deluded and may, for all I know, believe also in albino assassin monks from a non-monastic society. He seems never to have heard of the natural law. One of his key evidences is (get ready for this one, too) that the Wehrmacht used on their jackets buttons authorized in WW1 (and used by the Weimar Republic) that read Gott Mit Uns. That no serious historian buys this tendentious crap bothers him not in the least. True Believers do not need facts.