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.
The bible was written an estimated 30-60 years after the death of Jesus….the avg life span of a human was approximately 40…I’m sure if you do the stats you’ll find it’s unlikely that the same person(s) who witnessed these things were not first hand, and if it was the lucky individual who got to witness these events he/she still did not write them down immediately which again would dis condone the reliability of their experience.
As for mass hallucinations it is possible that water supplies could have been tainted or food supplies spoiled with certain mycilium who knows? But the power of suggestion is powerful as well….and who knows things could have been exaggerated or just lied about as well. These events are non-repeatable which means they have no hard evidence stating they could even be close to true…remember what someone thinks is true does not make it true, unless that person can back up their claims with more than anecdotal evidence.
Just an FYI I’m at work and typing on the go and yes I like to converse myself 🙂 but I see your catch 22 but the amount of information gathered has all pointed towards no real creator just transitional forms via evolution.
Hey Friend – things are really crazy for me for the next few days going on vacation with my wifey – until May 6th to be specific, so if I lag in responding, it is not because of a lack of desire but just “out of pocket” – (a texan slang)
Take care and I’ll “type” when I get back – k?
Sounds good Carl 🙂 safe trip and have fun!
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.
Follow Considering the Bible on WordPress.com
Thanks again for coming to visit. I hope you found something of interest in this post and would appreciate a comment, to begin a discussion.