The Unapologetic Mathematician

Mathematics for the interested outsider

God vs. The Bible

According to WordPress, someone found this weblog yesterday by Googling “God vs. the Bible by John Armstrong” (no quotes in the search). It seemed an odd search, and predictably it turned up my “Gnosticism vs. Empiricism” post. But what could it have been intended to find?

Well here it is: God vs. The Bible, by John Armstrong. Mr. Armstrong describes himself as a deist, and interestingly his subject matter is not unrelated to my own thoughts. In the author’s own words, “The natural universe, God’s Creation, speaks out loudly and clearly against the Bible and other vaunted books of so-called ‘revelation’.” Further, “By the end of this book, the reader will have an undeniable case that humans, not God, wrote the Bible and that the only Word of God is the Creation itself.” Faith in the literal truth of a purported revelation stacked up against observations of the Created world. Sounds like gnosticism and empiricism to me.

March 1, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. why does he have same name as you?

    Comment by mongose | March 1, 2007 | Reply

  2. Well I’d imagine his parents also had the surname “Armstrong”, and decided “John” would be a fine name. Maybe they were also of my parents’ generation and hoped “Jack” would catch on as a nickname.

    If you’re implying that he and I are the same, note that his bio is completely different than mine.

    Comment by John Armstrong | March 1, 2007 | Reply

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