Is it possible that the writer or writers of First and Second
Kings were inspired, and that Gibbon wrote “The Decline and Fall of
the Roman Empire” without supernatural assistance? Is it possible
that the author of judges was simply the instrument of an infinite
God, while John W. Draper wrote “The Intellectual Development of
Europe” without one ray of light from the other world? Can we
believe that the author of Genesis had to be inspired, while Darwin
experimented, ascertained, and reached conclusions for himself?
Ought not the work of a God to be vastly superior to that of
a man? And if the writers of the Bible were in reality inspired,
ought not that book to be the greatest of books?
Robert Green Ingersoll – “Why I Am Agnostic”