“We can not extract modern ideas from an ancient book.”
This is a very short sighted, shallow, and egocentric way of looking at our world and it’s history.
Philosophy hasn’t changed much in the last few thousand years, only the current fads and fashions do. Aristotle is just as relevant today as he was in his time. The more people change, the more they stay the same, which makes ancient books very important in understanding the modern world today.
––A poster on the Huffington Post challenging a tired cliched argument on the validity of The Holy Bible in modern life.