In one of my local papers in my hometown in Britain, a letter was sent in attacking the Bible as false and being full of contradictions. These were some of the main points: 1. The books of Luke and Matthew tracing two ''completely different family trees of Jesus back to King David''. 2. Luke's genealogy adding an extra generation between Abraham and Adam. 3. There are apparently ''213 examples'' where biblical prophecies are not fulfilled (of course, some of them haven't had time yet...) 4. The Bible stories were ''embellished and corrupted'' before they were written down, and therefore cannot be trusted. (The writer didn't expand on this.) 5. They were then ''heavily edited'' after being written down (again, the writer did not expand) Thoughts please? I would be interested to know how people would attack these arguments and defend the Bible, if you were responding to the letter.