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    • bob
    • 08.01.10 | 20:46 (IST)

    Baruch, you need to learn the difference between belief based on what people have told you and conclusions based on evidence at hand. Biblical scholars (seuclar) examine the data at hand. If more data comes in that refute their conclusions, they have to draw new conclusions. However, belief is not based on the gathering of evidence. You have been told by others, who have been told by others, etc., etc., what to believe, and there is no way to prove or disprove it.

    from the article: Deciphered etching sheds new light on Bible's origin
    First published 01:52 08.01.10 | Last updated 02:52 08.01.10
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