Gene Edward Veith makes an interesting point regarding the Rathergate fake memos:
This attempt to hijack the election and the democratic process is part of a long history of high-profile forgeries—one that includes fake documents with equally glaring faults but far more success in influencing world events
He goes on to talk about The Donation of Constantine, a fake document the pope used to claim authority over all secular governments in the Middle Ages and the gnostic gospels, clearly forged writings attributed to the disciples of Jesus.
I would add to that the long list of fake “sacred writings” that send so many people astray. What about the Koran or the Book of Mormon? Shouldn’t we apply a stringent authenticity test to them? I know the Bible could handle it.