Christians (such as Ray Comfort and others) often quote, reference, paraphrase, or allude to the below passage when attempting to debate with those of us who do not share their view (i.e. - those who do not accept their claims). Essentially, they argue that you (the non-believer) do
believe in the God Yahweh (perhaps secretly) but that you "suppress the truth in unrighteousness" due to your "sin" (or other various reasons). What is your response to this claim and why? Christians, if you do think this reasoning is sound please feel free to demonstrate how you know that we know
that this "Yahweh" exists and by what sound means you were able to determine this. ROMANS 1:18-23
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+1&version=KJV