Today is the feast of the Holy Innocents—the baby boys that Matthew records were slain on the orders of Herod the Great in his attempt to kill the infant Jesus.
Did he really?
Sometimes we hear skeptics dismiss the idea by saying that we have no record of him doing so.
But it’s not exactly like we have the complete records of what Herod did in his reign. So much has been lost that this kind of argument from silence is the logical fallacy they teach it to be in beginning philosophy classes. Just because we don’t have a record of Herod doing something doesn’t mean he didn’t do it.
And, after all, don’t we have a record in this case? Matthew mentions him doing it. That’s a record, right?...READ MORE