Its been about time to re-examine my faith. About a decade ago I almost lost my belief in God because of evolution. The crisis lasted a couple of years off and on. I am secure in that area now and reasonably educated. I need your help exposing other fallacies in my thinking(e.g. hell,false promises,ect). In my relationship with God now I am confused and angry with him. I know this not a great testimony to convert you gals/guys but that is not why I am here. If there are flaws that I cannot get past I will eventually be an Atheist, I assume.
In spiritual nature, I am cut and dry. I will either accept and understand the bible/God through this process or I will dismiss it and just keep the values "I like" as another on this site already put. That is where I feel a little theoretical kinship with atheists. You seem to understand the bible is explicit and filled withs radical indigestible content. As a christian it is very easy to overlook such things though many have done a good job at answering tough questions for me in the past.
It is not fun claiming a literal bible sometimes. But instead of calling half of it figurative like some. I would just rather be an athiest. The miracles of the bible either did or didn't happen.
I am a learner right now and do not have the time to refute every one of your anti-bible claims. Hit me with your best stuff and remember some of my statements will sound pointed, but I genuinely feel curios at this time. I do not hate you,I do not bash on you around other christians, and some of my favorite friends/professors are atheists.
I will not respond to non-adult level discussion. If you just want "hate debate" find somebody else.
One of the greatest things I ever decided to do, was to start with reality and then work my way back through the god hypothesis with rational thinking and scientific knowledge and understanding as my support and guides.
This is the only truly intellectually honest way to test the god idea, as it first and foremost removes the god exists assumption and the question begging that comes with it. This way you've been honest, and instead of beginning with the assumption that a god exists and then trying to prove that he does not, you've correctly started with the fact that you see no hard
evidence that a god does exist and then search for evidence to verify that it does. You work your way back looking for solid evidence somewhere along the line that will justify the hypothetical claim.
Good Luck. I couldn't find any. As well, words and text from a failed ancient book of historical fiction and misguided explanations of reality, do not count as evidence to prove the existence of a personal, loving, and intervening god in this the 21st. century.
You must look closely at reality and listen intently to science and then look for a connection that would unite the facts as we know them with the claims of the hypothesis to confirm its truth. Again, I could find no connection and the god hypothesis failed.
We've watched the god of the bible go from an in your face personal god showing himself to every Tom Dick and Harry, to a god of the few gaps that are left and so deeply shrouded in mystery that it's become an absurdity. Where did god go ? He has been handed over to science by religion and they've run away in embarrassment:-- better to turn yourself in and hope for the best than to be hunted down and outright executed
Being atheist is no biggie. I have no feelings whatsoever about being an atheist. That title comes with being god belief free. However, the title rationalist ? Now there's a title that one can be proud of !