If you dont have the original you have no way of knowing if the copy is an accurate representation of it.<quoted text>
If "The Bible is not historically reliable because no one alive today has ever seen the original documents" then none of ancient history is historically reliable either because we don't have the orignals either for 99% of it.That means you would have to reject all of Plato's works, all Tacticus and all of Pliny. We do not have any of the originals for these writers.
Any given source may be forged or corrupted. Strong indications of the originality of the source increase its reliability.- Olden-Jørgensen and Thurén, historians,Core principles of [historical] source criticism
History is not the exact science you seem to think it is.
You completely missed the point.Clement is referring to the gospels and not to Hilel. What original works do we have of Hilel?
Correct there is no way to test the accuracy of any 2,000 year-old fantastic claims.Keep in mind there is there is no way to There is no way to scientifically test 2,000 year-old occurrences. test 2,000 year-old occurrences for any ancient event. No way to test scientifically what the Caesars did or what Alexander did.
If it looks like a myth, reads like a myth and sounds like a myth its probably a myth. Why do you not accept the supernatural claims of other holy books.Christianity does claim that the miracles of Christ that he did in public in front of eyewitnesses was done by the power of God. You have failed to show that the gospels are myths. If you want to prove miracles are impossible then all you need to do is to disprove the existence of God. When you do that, then you will have not only disproven miracles but Christianity. If you can't do that, then this shows Christianity to be true. If you refuse to believe it then you are showing your rejection of it is not based on the facts but on your bias. Which will it be?
"Scriptures: the sacred books of our holy religion, as distinguished from the false and profane writings on which all other faiths are based." ~Ambrose Bierce