Attacks continue yet God still stands. 🙂
As I slowly make my way through agnostic Bart Ehrman’s latest book, Did Jesus Exist?, I can’t help but to notice the logical fallacies. For instance, about a week ago I posted on Bart Ehrman’s straw man and contradiction against the fundamentalists. Three weeks ago I posted on his fallacy of a false dilemma.
Today’s post will focus on the fallacy of argument from silence.
Ehrman knows that an argument from silence is a fallacy. That’s because he’s able to identify it as a fallacy when others commit it. For instance, in talking about Rene Salm, who denies the historical existence of the town of Nazareth, Ehrman writes
The most recent critic to dispute the existence of Nazareth is Rene Salm, who has devoted an entire book to the question, called The Myth of Nazereth…Like so many mythicists before him, Salm emphasizes what scholars have long known: Nazareth is…
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