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.

References[edit]

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