Waldron, On the Fool

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Proverbs 1:22 “How long, O naive ones, will you love being simple-minded? and scoffers delight themselves in scoffing and fools hate knowledge?

“A fool is not one who simply because of mental incapacity lacks knowledge. A fool is one who because of a pre-existing ethical (or heart) disposition hates knowledge. Thus, the implication is, first of all, that the reason a fool asserts that there is no God is because of a pre-existing ethical disposition that makes such a conclusion convenient for him. The implication is, secondly, that fools do not deny the existence of God because of a lack of knowledge, but because of a hatred for knowledge—and a hatred specifically for the knowledge of God. The implication is, thirdly, that the atheistic assertions of men about God do not so much reflect what is in people’s heads as what is in people’s hearts.”

Dr. Sam Waldron

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