The precedence for the following discussion is of weighty and important matter to us, not because it’s “religious” but because truth is always important.
Atheist Lawyer Affirms Truthful Testimony was Rendered
Simon Greenleaf was a great, Harvard, atheist lawyer who wrote a seminal work: “Treatise on the Law of Evidence” (3 vols., 1842–1853) which remained a standard textbook in American evidence law throughout the Nineteenth century.
While he was an atheist, his students challenged him to apply his laws of evidence to the Gospels. He concluded by his previously defined atheist legal writing, the Gospels read as if they were authentic and honest testimony.
“The present design, however, is not to enter upon any general examination of the evidences upon any general examination of the evidences of Christianity, but to confine the inquiry to the testimony of the Four Evangelists, bringing their narratives to the tests to which other evidence is…This post was originally published on this site