- Jun 23, 2011
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Exactly. You guys want to assert like closed-minded buffoons that nothing can be learned from non-Christians? Then go throw away your Justin Martyr, Athanasius, Cyril, Basil, Maximus, John of Damascus, etc., all of whom incorporated the thought of pagan philosophers into their theology.Iconodule said:The St. Nikolai quote is from Prayers By the Lake. The entire poem is a praise of various pre-Christian prophets who reinforce aspects of the Christian worldview. There is nothing syncretistic about this poem, IMO, and what he does for Buddha is no different than what the Fathers did for Plato.