Atheism · Christianity

Discussions with an Atheist – Part 2


A long time ago, I was browsing my Facebook page when I came across a post that ridiculed Kirk Cameron’s efforts to sell an “Atheist” Bible.
A friend (who it turns out to be an atheist) seemed to think that Kirk was “uninformed”
Well I thought, lets discuss this issue, and what follows is a record of our discussion.
I really looked forward to his responses and enjoyed considering and responding to his concerns.
Some of my friends comments are a bit lengthy, and as I read them I found echoes of myself, seeking to defend a position simply by supplying a massive quantity of words, knowing inside that he quality of the argument was weak.
If you are a believer in the Lord Jesus, you may find encouragement, and some understanding of an atheist’s worldview.
If you are an atheist, I would encourage you to read and consider my responses.  I seek to understand your position, and if you see a fallacy in my thinking, please comment.  I only ask that you focus your position to one point at a time, in order that I may respond (if I can) without unnecessary confusion.
My comments and responses are in red.

Jesus rising from the dead? no one else does so why one person out of billions upon billions of others don’t? I donate $15 a month to one of the support a child organizations (i’m a student what do you expect) as for suffering in other ways… what can one do except try and educate and spread the word of reality…once i have paid debt off and have extra money i can try and influence on a monetary level more efficiently…unfortunately most of the power is held with in government and more so in corporations bank books.
Everyone is an armchair critic, and some of the ones that go out and try to alleviate the suffering prey upon the suffering to boost their image (mother Teresa) her quote along the lines which were people need to suffer to be closer to god…kinda immoral in my books comment.
Distractions of reality? or distractions of trying to be hoaxed into believing something that is enticing but false? I don’t understand what the distraction is? Every part of the bible makes no sense in today’s day and age…psychologically every enticing aspect of the bible such as eternal life and someone who is always loving and there for you is what a hominid seeks….there’s nothing special here except that certain things are said to satisfy a lot of human emotions (terror management theory).
Biologically most things are not even possible in the stories mentioned in the bible (virgin birth). Now don’t get me wrong the bible would be good for an english class or literature but for reality? I think not…it makes no sense if you learn about biology, psychology, genetics, physics, etc…
Hope all is well with you Carl 🙂
Golly Friend – this again shows that your understanding of the scriptures are not accurate.
Many times the apostles (the Bible) described the raising of the dead, and they were eye witnesses to these events – specifically the resurrection of Jesus Christ. These men died horrible deaths, (secular histories affirm this!)
Why suffer and die for a lie?

Hey thanks for dropping by and reading my post, especially if you are an atheist friend.  I hope to hear from you and would appreciate a comment to begin a discussion.

Have a great day.

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