Once again, I got embroiled in a discussion about evidence for the biblical character Jesus of Nazareth and once again I was told:
Though, if one holds your current line of reasoning, one would have to say that no historical figure can be substantiated, at least those who’ve existed before DNA technology, or photographic capabilities.
Thus, to say “evidence” does not exist, would, in fact, be erroneous, as there are numerous myriads of contemporary written claims to such.
Really? I am not aware of a single claim or account, yet it seems there are ”myriads” .
These would be apologist types simply have no grasp of what evidence is. They take an unsubstantiated claim in a ‘book’, assume that it must be true and consider this is evidence. One might as well liken such an arrogant assumption to claiming historicity for Harry Potter.