Catholics and some Protestant Christian groups still quote and stand by the writings of these two , who were once considered wise men, but forget that in worldly knowledge and rationality, they can be beaten now by the average intelligent ten year old, in both knowledge and wisdom.
For Thomas Aquinas:
Don't bother with the Catholic Encyclopedia reference as it is so biased towards their heroes, that it is utter crap, same goes for the reference to Anselm.
For Anselm of Aosta/Canterbury.
Firstly I'll introduce you to some of the terms we often use in my region:
Common Term | Definition | New Term
Theology | Pondering the Mind of god | Pondering Porkies
Theologian | Trained in Pondering Porkies |. Porky Ponderer
Clergy (Priests) | Teachers of Porkies | Porky Pushers
Apologists | Produce excuses for Porkies | Porky Producers
This is the terminology I will be mostly using from this point on.
Both Thomas Aquinas and his predecessor Anselm, were Porky Producers and between them, they produced a whopping pile of porky dung.
They tried to justify many of the porkies that Catholic Porky Ponderers and Porky Pushers believe in and push respectively.
Except Thomas had an extra goal, to actually produce porkies based on Aristotle, in order to have those porkies accepted by the Catholic church, to include in with their already existing porkies.
To any person who really looks at their work, Rationally, both these people were almost entirely Irrational.
Especially Anselm, who tried to Rationalize the Atonement of sins from the death of Jesus.
Since these religions consider Jesus as god, then it is irrational to consider that god died on the cross in atonement for the sins that were deemed punishable by god.
A dies to appease A. Hmm Nothing Rational There!
One thing I've always noted about Porky Producers like those mentioned.
When things get difficult, they always fall back on the same old Irrational conjecture (not Knowledge), which really doesn't display their wisdom, but demonstrates very clearly their Delusion.
God's mind is unfathomable, LOL.
Such as Anselm's Ontological concept of his (and his alone) god.
In that according to Anselm, the term God, refers to "Something than which nothing greater can be thought of."
An easy scapegoat concept for his use.
It also shows that he never read the Bible properly.
Or though from the Extreme Malevolence Of His God in the Old Testament.
He may really mean: Something than which nothing more malevolent can be thought of.
I'm sure many of you have come across works of these blokes, some of you may be Philosophers or Ex-Porky Ponderers/Pushers.
To be continued L8r: Your Thoughts Please?