Oh, for pete's sake will you go read some science, please? I am so tired of this "I know nothing about x, therefore I am an expert on x" crap.
To be fair, this is how a lot of Christians feel about atheists when atheists quote the Bible.
To us, it sounds like they know nothing of Christianity.
That's why I say, "impasse."
An atheist--say me-- agrees to read a bible passage (chosen by you) and summarize it properly and accurately (again, judged by you). Then I will explain why it is not correct from my point of view. Then you do the same with a passage about evolutionary biology. That is, do what the OP suggested in the first place
instead of continually dodging and diverting attention away from the point.
You seem to be afraid to even consider the possibility that the TOE might be true. Your arguments against it are not based on facts and evidence. You don't even understand what it is you are against-- as evidenced by your inability to accurately summarize in your own words what the TOE says.
I grew up reading the bible and bible-based religious literature for several hours every single day of my life
, from age 4 on.
Can you say you have given evolutionary theory anywhere near the same level of dedicated attention? I still read religious literature from time to time, from many different religious perspectives. I teach global studies classes where we deal with religion all the time. I probably know more about the different religions of the world than you do, skeptic. I simply don't believe any of them are factually and literally true!
Most of us here are willing to consider the possibility of religious ideas or the bible being true, if presented with sufficient supporting facts and evidence. But we don't get any facts or evidence from religious folks. Instead we get people telling us to ignore all contradictions and inaccuracies, only have faith and believe in magic. But that only holds for the magic of their particular religion.
The contradictions and inaccuracies of other
religions are fair game...
So, it is not a matter of being close-minded to god or religion. It is that, having examined the ideas and arguments--and in some cases, believing them for many years of our lives--we don't think they make any sense. People are not supposed to make important life decisions (like who to marry or what job to take or where to live) based on things that are not true. And religion should be demonstrably true, and at least make logical sense, if it is really the most important life decision ever, as people like you tell us.