from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A chief apostle.
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Leave aside the question of where that extra-terrestrial intelligence had itself come from, is it not remarkable that the arch-apostle of reason finds the concept of God more unlikely as an explanation of the universe than the existence and plenipotentiary power of extra-terrestrial little green men?
Here was the arch-apostle of atheism, whose whole case is based on the assertion that believing in a creator of the universe is no different from believing in fairies at the bottom of the garden, saying that a serious case can be made for the idea that the universe was brought into being by some kind of purposeful force.
The most famous atheist in the world, biologist Professor Richard Dawkins, poses as the arch-apostle of reason, a scientist who stands for empirical truth in opposition to obscurantism and lies.
So when Thomas Aquinas says "God does not exist" (Summa, section 1, question 2, article 3) and gives reasons for this position, before proceeding to argue against it, is that a "most startling admission" by "the arch-apostle of theism"?
Fiske himself, though Mr. Fiske, as the arch-apostle of Darwinism, had arrived at nearly the same point by such a very different road.
_] Dare to preach your gospel to me _now_, you arch-apostle of quackery and self-advertisement!