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They Myth of Polymath

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Gaining foothold among “intellectuals”, largely due to exposure from movies such as, “DaVinci Code” and “Angels and Demons”, is a term called, “polymath”. Seeking to discredit religiosity and Christianity, this regard for those of supposed “higher knowledge” tries to discredit the beliefs of average individuals.

According to Wikipedia, A polymath is a person, with superior intelligence, whose expertise spans a significant number of subject areas. In less formal terms, a polymath (or polymathic person) may simply refer to someone who is very knowledgeable. Most ancient scientists were considered polymaths by today’s standards. Some notable people from history regarded as polymaths include: Galileo, Copernicus, Nasir al-Din al-Tusi, Su Song, Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, Imhotep, and Hildegard.

In the book, “The Power of 2” by Rodd Wagner & Gale Muller, they state:

The polymath is a myth. It contradicts reason, the latest research on genetic inheritance, human nature, and even the Bible (which speaks of “diversities of gifts” among different people). Da Vinci was an incredible artist and thinker, but he often struggled to finish his work. For all his talents, Jefferson was horrible at handling money, dying deeply in debt. He seemed organically incapable of the kinds of constructive confrontations that were welcomed by his sometime collaborator John Adams. And fictional characters such as James Bond are just that — fiction.

Both Psalm 14:1 and Psalm 53:1 read, “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’”

Those regarded as intellectuals may have knowledge amassed from experience and learning, however to reject and deny God is not “smart”, but “foolish”.

“The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them … men are without excuse … their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools … Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie” (Romans 1:18-25).

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