Originally Posted by listopencil
As I stated quite some time ago, the only part of the text in that pic that can't be taken directly from a translation of text easily attributed to Hippocrates is the last sentence.
The site http://www.humanistictexts.org/hippocrates.htm
offers this translation:
It is thus with regard to the disease called Sacred; it appears to me to be nowise more more sacred than other diseases, but has a natural cause from which it originates like other affections. Men regard its nature and causes as divine from ignorance and wonder, because it is not at all like to other diseases. And this notion of its divinity is kept up by their inability to comprehend it, and the simplicity of the mode by which it is cured, for men are supposedly freed from it by purifications and incantations.
This is far closer to a actual quote than anything allegedly said by the fictional jesus. And yet Jenson doesn't get it.
To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture.