Monday, November 03, 2008

The BBC, "Annoying Nonsense," and Codex Sinaiticus

A few weeks ago the BBC ran an article on the digitization of Codex Sinaiticus, one of the oldest complete codices (books) of the Bible.

But there's a problem, as Wheaton's Nicholas Perrin points out: "You cannot position yourself as one of the most reputable and responsible news organizations in the world and at the same time go public with a piece like this one."

Perrin writes, "When confronted with nonsense calculated to tweak the noses of the orthodox, the best way to respond is with a measure of facts patiently sifted through the grid of common sense." To see him do just that, read the whole thing.