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 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.
The first statement is accurate – the men who witnessed these events did not write them down immediately. They had no idea what they were witnessing, as to its impact on their lives or the world. But Jesus promised them that everything that they needed would be “brought to their remembrance”. An example of this promise is …
John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
As for mass hallucinations it is possible that water supplies could have been tainted or food supplies spoiled with certain mycilium who knows?
One of the problems with this reasoning is that there is no reported mass hallucinations of the general public during this period, and your suggestion implies that the disciples intentionally ingested the hallucinogenic. If so, the force of your argument seems to evaporate.
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.
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