Since the Bible is supported by the 'Ancient Documents Rule', the burden of proof to prove it is NOT factual falls on the accuser and NOT the believer.
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6/23/2008 5:46:06 AM
The rule is for litigation purposes and related to forgery. It has nothing to do with whether or not it is factual.
6/23/2008 6:24:12 AM
Allegory for Jesus
The "Ancient Documents Rule" pertains to whether they are accurate and not forgeries. This is irrelevant to whether what it actually says is accurate. The alternative is to argue that the Iliad is non-fiction.
3/7/2011 9:29:30 PM
Done. But you just won't listen.
6/29/2011 7:25:56 PM
The Odyssey is older. All hail Zeus!
9/13/2011 8:44:37 PM
You fail "rules of evidence" forever.
That being said...
1) Do you really want religious beliefs to be held to legal standards of proof?
2) You realize that would also apply to the Koran, the Bhagavad Gita, and pretty much ever other religious text? Heck, according to Wikipedia, the rule covers documents older than twenty years. Guess what? "Dianetics" is covered!
6/27/2012 6:46:00 AM
Filin De Blanc
There's more to just the ancient documents rule than the document being ancient, y'know. Try actually reading the law.
6/27/2012 6:56:27 AM
You really like to think you have the oldest book, don'tcha?
You're very wrong.
Oh, and if some idiot comes in and tries to claim the Bible speaks of the beginning of Earth, and therefor the oldest.
'Ancient Documents Rule' Applies to the date the book is actualized. The oldest thing in the Bible is 2700 years old and some of that's copies and rewrites of older works accepted in the 'Ancient Documents Rule'. The Torah being that oldest relation and the one that can claim ownership of those oldest fables..
6/27/2012 2:47:15 PM
The Ancient Documents Rule doesn't work like that!
9/29/2012 10:03:19 PM