But lemme see, how might I try to answer this? According to your reasoning the truth is to be found in the greater numbers of those who disbelieve in the Bible? Is majority opinion really the basis of truth?
But you seem to think it is:
The Bible has been believed by millions for the last two millennia
He was criticizing that claim.
So, does it matter how many people believe or disbelieve?
And there certainly isn't enough convincing evidence to persuade many more millions. The number of believers doesn't establish truth. As you acknowledged.
On what facts do you base your claim that "religions, by the way, don't have any evidence or require any, unless you happen to get waylaid by one of their demon deities."? Or is another of your fantasies not based on any reality?
I can't figure out what you mean by "unless you happen to get waylaid by one of their demon deities". You are obviously acknowledging the existence of other deities.
No, I am explicitly saying that numbers don't determine truth, and you're flip-flopping between "numbers don't determine truth" and "so many people have been convinced it must be true.
I didn't say" authority", I said "authorship", meaning authorship of the Bible. If your sight is so poor you can't tell the difference you should learn a little Christian humility before ranting like that.
I was. It looks as if you weren't addressing anything, just writing a randomly chosen message with no connection to mine.
quote:Which has nothing to do with the question of authorship. Of course you've admitted it's understandable by far fewer than all. Well under half.
To which you replied:
quote:Gosh, maybe it doesn't have anything to do with the question of authority because I wasn't addressing the question of authority at that point. Golly gosh. And again you are arguing the numbers, as if majority determined truth, while I am not.
To what antecedent does "it" refer? Where did arguing with numbers cvome from? Did you have some reason for replying to my message with a message that has no connection to mine (according to you)?
I'm claiming my interpretation is true. How does that make me "infallible?"
Because you refuse to consider the possibility that you might be wrong or engage in any meaningful discussion of why you ink your interpretation is true. You have based your interpretation solely on your reading of the Bible, without considering any facts from the real world or anyone else's interpretation of the Bible.
I can't speak for others, but I wrote:
quote:Personally, I doubt God dictated the bible but I don't claim any certainty; because such opinions are unsupportable.