Are you familiar with the concept of a "chain of custody" or "chain of evidence"?
For the sake of discussion, let's focus here on the Bible and the teachings of the ministers of your faith, and let's examine the strength of the claims of validity of the Bible and the teachings of the faith leaders in terms of chain of custody.
Claim: The Bible is true because it was written by holy* people. We know this because holy people tell us it was written by holy people. Holy people also tell us what the stuff that is written in the Bible means. We know they are holy because they are ordained by other holy people.
Question #1: Are all people who are supposed to be holy really holy? How can you tell?
Question #2: Why does God let some people who do very unholy things (by their own standards) portray themselves as, and be portrayed by other holy people as, His messengers?
Question #3: If we can see with our own eyes that there are people today doing very unholy things who claim to be holy (or who have been held up as being holy by others), isn't it possible that there were people in the past who claimed to be holy but were not holy? And isn't it possible that (at least some of) the people who wrote the holy books and who made up the sacred teachings were not actually holy?
South Florida priest jailed, accused of drugging and raping a parishioner
March 16, 2019 ... According to the arrest report, police detectives questioned Jean-Philippe, who admitted “he massaged the victim in the nude with oil” and raped her.
The Archdiocese released the following statement on Saturday:
'Effective immediately, Archbishop Thomas Wenski has removed Fr. Jean-Philippe from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, placing him on administrative leave. The Archdiocese of Miami continues to fully cooperate with law enforcement as this allegation against Father Jean-Philippe continues to be investigated.'
2 Chicago area priests arrested for public sex act in Miami, officials say
September 4, 2018 ... The Rev. Diego Berrio, 39, of Mision San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights, and the Rev. Edwin Giraldo Cortes, 30, an extern priest from Colombia who served at St. Aloysius Parish in Chicago for a month, were arrested in Miami on Monday, according to a statement from Cardinal Blase Cupich.
The two were seen having oral sex on Ocean Drive during broad daylight. An officer who found them inside a black Volkswagen said they the act was still going on when he knocked on the passenger window with body cam rolling. Authorities said the incident happened within sight of a children’s park.