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The truth of religion is not touched by historic accuracy

I believe that the truth of religion isn’t touched by historical accuracy. The truth of religion is how it works in the hearts minds of people today.

Schliemann excavating Troy doesn’t add the slightest dimension to my understanding of Iliad and Odyssey.

Whether or not there ever was a prince in India who later became Buddha leaves me cold.

The Roman administration had a lot of red tape. There is a lot of contemporary written evidence about minor incidents and political problems in the Middle East at the time of Jesus’ life – while Jesus and his followers are not mentioned – so what? Does that throw a light on the truth of the Sermon on the Mount?

I don’t think so.

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