So you accept the claims that Mohammad talked with Allah, Buddha achieved Nirvana, and Joseph Smith met angels?<quoted text>
Contrary to popular atheist belief, YouTube didn't exist in Jesus' time. All they had was what they could write down.*hint* that's how ancient history was recorded.
These were all things that were written down.
We don't consider them history because they're all obviously religious mythology and legend, just like Jesus' miracles.
*I* don't have a double standard on this issue.*You do.*
Prove that we assign the name Homer to the writer of the Iliad and Oddysey?To quote the aforementioned atheists: Prove it.
You're missing a key element here: plausibility.After all, the only thing you have to go on is what? Recorded history.
I can start writing two books right now about my friend Joe. One talks about him growing up, and playing high school football, and being a construction worker.
The second one talks about how he can fly, and he is 30 feet tall,
and he has a vacation home on Jupiter.
If a future historian were doing some research on Joe and found the first book, he'd probably view it as a reliable source written by a friend. If he found the second book, he'd dismiss it as legendary, or mythical, or straight-up fiction.
Why do I need to find a Zeus bible? You're operating on the premise that anything written down (and not intended to be fictional) counts as history. Things about Zeus were written down. History? People wrote that Joseph Smith met angels. History? People wrote that Mohammad talked with Allah. History?Still haven't found a Zeus bible?(I know you googled it & found nil)
There are COUNTLESS supernatural religious claims, yet you reject all of them except for Christianity's. Why are you so inconsistent?
"We have 2 epic poems. A guy wrote them." is a pretty easy claim to accept.See? You did it again.
You readily accept that homer was real & wrote the Iliad.
You readily deny that Matthew, Mark & John "had no proof".
"A guy was a god, performed miracles, and rose from the dead." is an extraordinary claim requiring extraordinary evidence.