Posted: Jul 21, 2017 12:39 pm
by Thomas Eshuis
Animavore wrote:Never mind fallacies. I see a number of bare-faced lies.

Indeed.

Animavore wrote:
The only scholars who put the earliest gospel in the 50s are ones who believe that it must've written before the sacking of Jerusalem because Jesus prophecises it. The earliest evidence for the gospels is from the 70s, suggesting this "prophecy" was written after the fact.

I find the whole idea of referencing a consensus of scholars to be disengenuous.
First of all, scholar isn't a protected term, anyone can call themselves a scholar.
More-over, these supposed scholars often include theologians who do not have any historical or archeological qualifications.
Finally, it doesn't matter what these supposed scholars claim, what matters is what they can demonstrate.