She would deserve, the wretch, to be banished to the filthiest place in the house, to the closets." Martin Luther, Erlangen Edition v. 142-148 "Reason must be deluded, blinded, and destroyed.know nothing but the word of God." Martin Luther "We know that reason is the Devils harlot, and can do nothing but slander and harm all that God says and does Therefore keep to revelation and do not try to understand." Martin Luther "What harm would it do, if a man told a good strong lie for the sake of the good and for the Christian church?Augustine (354 430), one of the "great" church fathers, Confessions "I believe because it is absurd." Tertullian (c. 240), notable early Christian apologist "The gravest of the ecclesiastical historians, Eusebius himself, indirectly confesses that he has related whatever might redound to the glory, and that he has suppressed all that could tend to the disgrace, of religion." Edward Gibbon, Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
They may argue that they can build a consistent interpretation of Genesis 1 (and the rest of Scripture) based on their theory.Thus, it is more proper to turn this objection on its head and respond that Science is not primarily an historical method. "Reason should be destroyed in all Christians." Martin Luther "Whoever wants to be a Christian should tear the eyes out of his reason." Martin Luther "Reason is the greatest enemy that faith has; it never comes to the aid of spiritual things, but more frequently than not struggles against the divine Word, treating with contempt all that emanates from God." Martin Luther "Reason is the Devil's greatest whore; by nature and manner of being she is a noxious whore; she is a prostitute, the Devil's appointed whore; whore eaten by scab and leprosy who ought to be trodden under foot and destroyed, she and her wisdom ... Faith must trample underfoot all reason, sense, and understanding, and whatever it sees must be put out of sight and ...It is not a valid way of doing textual interpretation.That one can interpret the text of Genesis 1 in some non-exegetical way, and then craft an answer (using similar mechanisms) for the rest of Scriptures does not surprise us.Usually in fact, they cannot be understood by everyone but only by those who are qualified to understand them with informed intelligence.