Atheism · Christianity

Discussions with an Atheist – Part 16


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.

It has been a while since I have had a chance to get back to you. Going on vacation for a week just meant I had two weeks of work to do in one week! (Makes you wonder if a vacation is worth it! Haha)

On to my response to each of your earlier statements.

”woman was not made from a rib…but evolved through natural selection).”

Your assumption! You stated earlier that non repeatable events cannot be proven, therefore according to your own standards, you have to admit that the previous statement is an assumption that is based on your faith!

“how many people back then could read and write “

As a matter of fact, all young Jewish boys were trained in reading and writing in the first century.

“You actually believe people are lost (I have no clue in what context).“

You actually believe there is no God? This is an untenable position that you have admitted to previously, where I stated that to be an atheist, you have to prove a universal negative, and therefore be required to be omniscient (all- knowing), but then you would actually be God. (And then you would have to believe in yourself, right, which would be kind strange, eh?) BTW, I do believe that Jesus’ mission was to “save the lost” – It is what He said, but then you and I have different views on the historicity of Jesus life and death.

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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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.

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