Evidence for the Bible
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Your web-site makes it sound as if there is no evidence that the bible – specifically, the old testament – is true. Do you really feel that there is no evidence that the Bible was written by God?
I mean, I know you don’t think it was written by God. However, nevertheless, are you at the point where you really feel that there is NO evidence that it was?
I am a biblical scholar, and I can offer you some evidence. SO YOU CAN MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION (I just got finished informing an atheist (with advanced degrees); he is no longer an atheist; do you really think we have no arguments up our sleeves?
I have found no compelling evidence that the Bible was written by God. I do know that many Bible-believing people have arguments “up their sleeves,” and have read a great many of them.
I am definitely interested in hearing what you have to say, and I will gladly share it with the readers of my atheism blog so that all can benefit. In the interest of saving us some time, I would appreciate it if you could start with your most compelling argument. If it truly is compelling to someone unconvinced that God exists, odds are good that I have not heard it.
Addition: I want to draw a distinction between “the Bible is true” and “the Bible was written by God.” I do agree that some of the historical information in the Bible (but not all of it by any means) is likely true.