This commentary called “Why do historians rely on hearsay for evidence of Jesus” should be of particular interest to agnostics. It strikes directly at the heart of the Bible’s veracity as a true historical reference with regard to what actually happened during the purported lifetime of Jesus. Walker’s matter-of-fact approach as to what constitutes reasonable and reliable evidence parallels that which one would encounter in a modern day court of law.
His tentative conclusions as to why historians rely on hearsay as evidence for Jesus come to one or more of the following:
Jim Walker is a commentator who produces articles and other material for a website called “NoBeliefs.com for Freethinkers”. A biography and other information related to his works are not available at this time. The website does however provide a number of interesting articles and references pertaining to secularism, atheism, and agnosticism.