Continued from part 1
The Historicity of the Gospels
Here I must quote Derren at length. I wish I could simply reproduce his paragraph without any breaks for commentary and interaction. That simply is not possible since he makes so many revealing or vulnerable assertions.
There are plenty of arguments like this, but all are based on the notion that we can take the New Testament stories as accounts of real events. But to decide that the Bible is history, one must ignore the vast amount of impartial biblical research that shows it really isn’t – in other words, to decide that one’s personal conviction means more than clear evidence. (14, italics added; to be continued below)