Not only is it a ridiculous contradiction in terms...mythology is NEVER historically documented, but it is so OBVIOUSLY oxymoronic that I am surprised that Bible thumpers are not embarassed to use it!!
What they mean to convey is that there are some REAL cities named in the Bible. That has never been denied....But they do nothing to prove that Jesus was god, or Adam or Abraham or Moses or any of the mythical characters in the bible existed, or the it is the innerent, inspired word of any god....and they certainly can do nothing to prove the alleged MIRACLES in the bible.
I could write an account that might be found ten thousand years from now stating: "In a land far away called Washington, D.C. there arose a prophet named George Dumbya Bush, born of the young virgin Barbara..He walked on water, and saved the souls of the people called Americans by killing other people, in a place called Iraq, to atone for their sins...."
Much of that is 'historically documented'....Washington, Bush, Barbara, America, Iraq....but THAT's where facts end and myth takes over. The same with the bible.
It's a silly expression for bible thumpers to use, and it's sad that they have to be reduced to such 'wishful thinking' because they have no real way to PROVE the veracity of their Scriptures, and the silly claims made that it is INERRANT and INSPIRED by their god.
· 1 decade ago