Professor Etienne Vermeersch On Revelation and Slavery in the Bible and in the Quran.
Etienne Vermeersch (2 May 1934, Sint-Michiels, Bruges – 18 January 2019, Ghent) was a Belgian philosopher of science, moral philosopher, a leading skeptic, and an important opinion maker. He is one of the founding fathers of the abortion and euthanasia law in Belgium. He is also former Vice-Rector of Ghent University.
Vermeersch became an atheist in 1959 after being five years with the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). Later he became a philosophical materialist. In the 1990s there was some commotion in the Belgian media when Vermeersch wrote a article entitled "Why the Christian God cannot exist" based on rational and ethical arguments.
In January 2008, Vermeersch was chosen by hundred prominent Flemings as the most influential intellectual of Flanders.
He died in a hospital in Ghent on 18 January 2019 by euthanasia after a long illness.
Professor Etienne Vermeersch On Revelation and Slavery in the Bible and in the Quran