Ha! Your facts are wrong, Bill. A fact is a form of knowledge, isn't it?
It's the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, not the Tree of Knowledge. There is a big difference. It was knowledge of a very specific kind being produced by that tree, whatever it was, not knowledge in general that God forbade.
The Bible actually encourages reasoning, understanding, wisdom and knowledge. Isaiah 1:18 says, "Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord." And Proverbs 24:3, 4 says, "By wisdom a house is built; And by understanding it is established. And by knowledge the rooms are filled with all pleasant and precious riches."
But, then you'd have to pull your nose out of your porn stack and actually read the Bible in order to know that.
It also happened to be through understanding and by acquiring knowledge and applying wisdom that deeply Christian men (possibly even more devout than Santorum) such as Copernicus, Bacon, Kepler, Galileo, Pascal, Newton, to name but a few, uncovered the workings of our universe bringing us into the modern era. But, what would they know, they're just some of the most prodigious thinkers in Western Civilization, not really important snark-show hosts like you.
Your success can only be attributed to your astoudingly ignorant audience. But, we shouldn't be to harsh. They most likely didn't have the advantage of being homeschooled.
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