Early Christians Would Never Have Allowed Legends into Their Oral Stories…Unless They Were Catholics!

Thanks to my reader “Epicurus” for pointing out this information in a comment on a previous post.

Any one who has spent any time debating evangelical Christian apologists regarding the evidence for the alleged resurrection of Jesus knows that one of their primary arguments is:

Ancient Mediterranean cultures had very strong traditions regarding oral stories. The accuracy of their oral stories was strictly maintained. Therefore, it is virtually impossible that the first century Mediterranean cultures in which the Jesus Story developed would have allowed fictional or legendary embellishments to creep into his story. Christians can have high confidence in the historical accuracy of the Jesus Story.

But ask the same evangelical Christian apologists about the accuracy of Roman Catholic oral stories from the same Mediterranean cultures in the same early centuries of the Common Era and you will get the following answer:

Roman Catholic oral traditions cannot be trusted. They include all kinds of silly superstitious nonsense and legend.

So if we put it all together: People in ancient Mediterranean cultures strictly maintained the accuracy of their oral stories …unless they were Catholics…then all bets are off for the accuracy of their oral stories.

Catholic apologist Trent Horn pointed out this evangelical/Protestant double standard on his website:

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2 thoughts on “Early Christians Would Never Have Allowed Legends into Their Oral Stories…Unless They Were Catholics!

  1. Just to clarify, I came across this meme or whatever it’s called on his (Trent Horn) twitter feed rather than his website, which doesn’t seem to mention it.

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