What Is The Spiderman Fallacy?

What Is The Spiderman Fallacy?

What is the Spiderman Fallacy?   It is the belief that a comic book also talks about historical people, places, and events.  This is often used by atheists to disprove the Bible. They will use examples such as Jonah being swallowed by a whale or Noah’s Ark. However, this argument falls flat on its face for a few reasons that I will go into below.

Different Genres

First and foremost, the Bible is not a comic book. It is an ancient manuscript that was written over the course of 1500 years by 40 different authors from all walks of life.  There is nothing in the Bible that even remotely resembles a comic book.  They are two different genres of literature. 

It Actually Happened

Secondly, the events in the Bible actually happened. There is ample evidence to support this claim. For example, there are ancient manuscripts of the Bible that date back to the 4th century, eye-witness accounts from people who lived during the time of Christ, and archaeological discoveries that corroborate the Bible’s account of history.  While there is no evidence that New York was destroyed by the Green Goblin. 

Conclusion: 

The Spiderman Fallacy is easily debunked once you take a closer look at it. The Bible is not a comic book, the events it describes happened. So don’t be fooled by this faulty line of reasoning; the Bible is still true even if it isn’t a superhero story!

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