The myth claims in the bible simply never occurred; zip, natta, nothing, zilch. History barely coincides with biblical claims in the 8th century BCE, beyond that yawheh is purely a creation and extension of polytheistic canaanite tribalism.
See... Thats the thing. If I believe that, then I have to take it on faith either way. Because I truly have no way of knowing either way.
Actually, you do. if any of the claims were true, there would be evidence to support those claims, there isn't. In place of evidence to support those claims, there is contradictory evidence. There never was an army of hebrew slaves in egypt, in fact egypt never had giant armies of slaves, just as it never experienced plagues, an exodus, or anything else claimed of it biblically.
Just like it is a fact that egypt had settlements in the land of canaan well before, into, and after the period in which the exodus would have occurred.
Again, not a single ounce of faith required. We have egyptian records, we can examine the claims of other civilizations that existed in the period, and we have archaeological evidence to support everything I'm saying and to contradict everything the bible claims.
The only way to 'deny' this is to delusionally deny that evidence can exist and to make knowledge meaningless. You intentionally seek a qualification that makes it impossible to determine anything, precisely because you don't want to deal with the fact that its not true and doesn't confirm what you want to believe. You're exhibiting psychological delusion.
n GOD or do I trust in man.
Demonstrate a god to put 'trust' into. Oh wait, you've presumed a god without evidence and then when asked as to how you account for contradictory evidence, you dismiss it out of hand because you've assumed a god without evidence.
And that is somehow supposed to be answer to explain how you can tell the difference between being mentally ill and your personal religious convictions.
How is that again?
And back to mindless gibbering. You've returned to dogmatic authoritarian indoctrination, purely self serving platitudes that are only meaningful to an audience of people already indoctrinated. You're so mentally ill that you can't even differentiate between the audiences of people you're speaking too.. or even identify the lack of coherence in your own claims.
And back to indoctrination; begging the question how is it truth?
Oh wait.. you reject any means to be able to objectively determine anything. You can't claim anything to be 'truth' unless you demonstrate any capacity to be able to demonstrate what you claim.
Your asking me to prove to you that GOD exists...? No one proves GOD other than GOD Himself.
Great, so again.. HOW DO YOU TELL YOUR PERSONAL RELIGIOUS CONVINCTIONS FROM BEING INSANE?
HOW DO YOU QUALIFY ANY CLAIM OF KNOWLEDGE WITHOUT BEING ABLE TO VALIDATE OBJECTIVELY?
All you've done is confirmed that you believe because you believe.