Allow me to answer some of your arguments?
4# - You still haven't answered the question - how can something come out of nothing?
I don't know how something can come out of nothing. I never claimed that.
All of that is true, but you still haven't answered the main question. Instead, you point out the supposed unanswerable question of "Who created God?".
I have an answer, but whether it is satisfactory to you or anyone else is your decision.
Now, the same principles of casuality apply - Everything that has a beginning had a cause.
Suppose God exists and He created the universe. With it, He created Time. Now, similar to if you were to make a video game, the laws in what He created do not bind He Himself. I.e. , the concept of time is meaningless to Him. Time is meaningless, so God must have always been; He had no beginning. Therefore, He did not need a cause.
This is not an "answer", it's simply a paragraph full of baseless statements that assert a being that somehow existed outside of the realm of existence created existence before existence existed and therefore does not need a cause. It is ridiculous to even say this in attempt to support your god. And yes, it was not satisfying at all. It was a generic answer. But I commend you for tackling the question.
6# - I will go thorugh your list of supposed contradictions. I may miss some - I am only human.
A global deluge - There is plenty of evidence for it. I apologize, this may sound like I'm avoiding it, but there is so much I cannot write about it. I will only talk about rock strata around the world, but there is plenty more evidence. There is abundant evidence that many of the rock strata were laid down quickly, one after the other, without significant time breaks between them. Preservation of animal tracks, ripple marks and even raindrop marks, testifies to rapid covering of these features to enable their preservation. I wish I could show you pictures, but I don't know how (I apologise again if it seems like I'm trying to avoid the question). Polystrate fossils speak for it. The scarcity of erosion, soil formation, animal burrows and roots between layers also shows they must have been deposited in quick succession. The limited geographic extent of unconformities (clear breaks in the sequence of deposition with different tilting of layers, etc.) is also consistent with the reality of the global Flood. And there are many other evidences for the Flood. The Valley of the 3 Sisters in Australia, the Morrison Formation in North America the Bungle Bungles also in Australia and the Grand Canyon in the US, are but 4 examples of this rapid weathering and erosion, and the layers of strata prove that they had all been subjected to it at the same time.
Source: Morris, J.D. 1994. The Young Earth, Master Books, Colorado Springs. and Austin, S. (Ed.), 1994. Grand Canyon: Monument to Catastrophe, Institute for Creation Research, Santee, CA, USA.
I'm sorry, but John Morris? Really? And no, there is no evidence of a global deluge that occurred thousands of years ago no matter what you say. "Preservation of animal tracks"? "Ripple marks"? Geological layers lie undisturbed, billions of species of animals could not have gotten onto a 400 foot long ark made of wood that weren't supported by metal and the Grand Canyon along with the other geographical features you've mentioned go against the idea of a global deluge. It's silly that people would believe a literal account of Noah's Ark.
The Walls of Jericho – Again, there is evidence. British archaeologist Kathleen Kenyon found them in the 1950s. She showed that Jericho was indeed heavily fortified and that it had been burned by fire, or at least in a dramatic way. An in-depth analysis of the evidence reveals that the destruction took place around 1400 B.C. exactly when the Bible says the conquest occurred. The mound, or ‘tell’ of Jericho was surrounded by a great earthen rampart, or embankment, with a stone retaining wall at its base. The retaining wall was some four to five meters high. On top of that was a mudbrick wall two meters thick and about six to eight meters high. At the crest of the embankment was a similar mudbrick wall whose base was roughly 14 meters above the ground level outside the retaining wall.
Contrary to what you said Kathleen Kenyon found, Kenyon actually discovered that Jericho was uninhabited since 1550 BCE for at least 150 years after it was destroyed. If the Bible is to be true and accurate, then Joshua who would come around 1400 BCE could not have conquered Jericho. Moreover, there was no evidence of walls around Jericho at that time.
The Tower of Babel – According to the biblical account, the tower was not phallus shaped
It was a joke. Men are proud of their penises. Men have ego. Therefore the tower is phallic. Get it? Never mind.
and nor was it the sole reason for God to get angry. They directly disobeyed His command to spread around the world. They then decided that they would stay in one spot and build a tower to reach to heaven to see how great they were. This arrogance topped it all off.
So the end result is that your god still got pissed off at them building a tower and staying in one spot. I'm pretty sure free will is useless if you're told how to use free will.
Again, this account is supported by evidence.
There is no evidence whatsoever of the Tower of Babel.
However, since the Tower’s location was not disclosed, the evidence comes from the other aspects of the account – the linguistics and the spreading of mankind. For example, scientists only now just realized that all languages came from a common ancestor. They could trace these modern languages to a period in time when they all split up.
"..location was not disclosed"..how convenient.
And when was this? When exactly did the event of the Tower of Babel occur that would actually match up with the timeline of the development of the entire world's thousands of languages from Native America to Mongolia?
Jesus facing dragons: Nowhere in the Bible does it say that
You're right. As I said, in the Bible AND apocryphal writings which would include this:And, lo, suddenly there came forth from the cave many dragons; and when the children saw them, they cried out in great terror. Then Jesus went down from the bosom of His mother, and stood on His feet before the dragons; and they adored Jesus, and thereafter retired.The Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew, Chapter 18
The Leviathan – The leviathan fits a poetic description of a marine parasaurolophus or even a crocodile
What? No it does not.
1 You can't catch him with a fish hook or tie him up.
3 He will not beg you for mercy.
4 He will never serve you or do as you command.
5 You can't put him on a leash to make a pet out of him for your children.
6 You can never make a meal out of him
7 You can't stick a harpoon into him.
8 If you tangle with him once and live through it you will never go near him again.
9 Even the sight of him is enough to make you try to hide.
10 He is so terrible that no one would dare attract his attention.
12 He is Very powerful, and well proportioned.
13 You can't skin him, and he has two heads.
Two heads? Can't make a meal out of him? Can't stick a harpoon into it? I'm pretty sure crocodiles don't have two heads or can't be eaten. And I'm pretty damn sure bullets can penetrate them much less harpoons. Also the Leviathan's mating partner, the female, was killed personally by God according to the myths so he could serve it up at a feast to the righteous when they die. So, the leviathan nor its offspring cannot exist.
Melting snails – try putting salt on them
Snails do not melt as a result of getting salt poured on them. They dehydrate.
The Enslavement of Jews in Egypt – I’m getting bored of answering these. See http://www.historyguide.org/ancient/lecture4b.html or read Whiston, W., Josephus’ Complete Works, Antiquities of the Jews, Book I, chapter VIII, para. 2. Breasted, James A History of Egypt, p. 162, Scribner and Sons, New York, NY, 1954. Or even read Dr. Rosalie David of the Manchester Museum :” It is apparent that the Asiatics (the Egyptian name for the Israelites) were present in the town in some numbers, and this may have reflected the situation elsewhere in Egypt. … It can be stated that these people were loosely classed by Egyptians as ‘Asiatics’, although their exact homeland in Syria or Palestine cannot be determined … The reason for their presence in Egypt remains unclearThe scattered documentation gives no clear answer as to how or why the Asiatics came to Egypt in the Middle Kingdom…There is nevertheless firm literary evidence that Asiatic slaves, women and children were at Gurob”.
O..kay? So where are the remnants of the Egyptian army that went after the Israelites, where is the archaeological evidence of the Israelites' stay in Egypt, where are the writings of the meticulous Egyptians that confirmed thousands of slaves ran away and so forth? You're ignoring the questions at hand.
10# Allow me to add to your list.
Sir Francis Bacon – founder of scientific method
Gerardus Mercator – father of modern cartography
Galileo Galilei – Physics, Astronomy
Blasie Pascal – Father of the Barometer and of hydrostatics
Sir William Petty – Father of statistics
Robert Boyle – Chemistry and Father of Gas Dynamics
Isaac Newton – regarded as Father of Modern Science
William Herschel – Galactic Astronomy, found Uranus
James Joule – Father of Modern Thermodynamics
George Stokes – Father of Fluid Mechanics
Louis Pasteur – Father of Bacteriology, Biochemistry, Sterilization and Immunization
The Lord Kelvin – Absolute zero and Energetics
Joseph Lister – Antiseptic Surgery
..And what exactly do your additions prove? Christians are smarter than everyone? It also seems you've ignored a large chunk of #10 and the end of it when I cautioned that the sources Christian use are twisted in their favor or are false. John Morris? Really? I still can't get over it.