The Bible provokes a wide range of reactions

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"[...] it is safe to say that no other book in history has been so hated, vilified and attacked. [...] Yet in spite of centuries of bitter opposition, the sheer volume of Bibles available today is mid-boggling. [...] Pulling all of this together invites some obvious questions. Why should the world's most despised book be in such overwhelming demand? What kind of publication could produce such diverse reactions?[1]"

Being a widely distributed book and one that is contrary to many local belief systems, it is no surprise it causes a wide range of reactions. Also, provoking a wide range of reactions does not itself prove anything. The apologist is rhetorically implying that the Bible is somehow unique without making it explicit.


  1. John Blanchard, Why believe the Bible?, 2004