Lance Beard wrote:
> I hope this question is not too naive but why does the fact that Mark is
> deliberately denigrating of James make the words not reliable?
Let's consider a legal analogy. If witness A denigrates the character of
witness B, do you believe witness A? No fair-minded person would do so
without trying to find other evidence bearing on the case. And if there is
no other evidence, the fair-minded person would surely be forced to suspend
judgment, in other words, treat witness A's testimony as unreliable, that
is, the testimony cannot be relied upon to be true.
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