I stumbled across your website and don't know how.
I read with interest the various proofs and articles and was just amazed at the amount of
thought and effort put into them.
I've been looking at these issues (and more) but can only find people of both determinations
with the same flaw. I've even followed your example and given it an accroymn..."CBIT"
"conclusion before investigative thinking".
Alright, tell me how your assumption of "God," specifically the Bible god, existing isn't a CBIT
. Because, frankly you are using circular reasoning and appeals to ignorance.
Start off with the concept, "Do people Lie, hallucinate, and Ex agerate?"
Therefore, should we immediately take any book at face value...we can't. Why give the Bible some sort of special pass you don't give to say the Iliad, or the Koran, or The Egyptian Books of the dead? To do so would be to commit a CBIT
Each of these tomes do have some things that have been verified by archeology, but some things that have been proven false by archeology. They also contain events that do not match observable reality; magic, deities, ghosts, risen dead, and so forth. They are all unreliable documents.
So we have a claim, say the God Mars will favor warriors who worship him. If that was true, the most successful kingdoms would be those that worshipped Mars, it does happen in the stories told within the book. In fact, they would win wars and not be conquered. This is not true. Conclusions: "Mars chooses whom he favors" or "Mars does not have power/does not exist" Since we do not have evidence for the god Mars beyond these tales, there is no reason to assume he exists, using Occam's razor, to do elsewise would be a CBIT
Now lets apply the same logic to the god of the Bible, Yahweh. There are claims that he heals people unambiguously, it does happen in the stories told within the book. In fact, there would be a statistical correlation between health and worship of Yahweh. This is not true. Conclusions: "Yahweh chooses whom he favors" or "Yahweh does not have power/does not exist" Since we do not have evidence for the god Yahweh beyond these tales, there is no reason to assume he exists, using Occam's razor, to do elsewise would be a CBIT
So you were saying how are conclusion are done without investigative thinking? I say to you sir, we aren't guilty of that, not one iota. You are.