A main message
Mankind has fallen into selfishness
Mankind has separated himself from God
God wants to forgive and redeem mankind
God paid the price to give mankind a chance to be reconciled back to Him
Now I have been very specific about two issues. They are:
1 The uniqueness and greatness of the Bible
2 A main message of the Bible
Hawkeye, so far you have made the judgment that I am dogging, vague, and that my position is meaningless.
In addition to you being judgmental, have you been vague?
Hawkeye, so far all you have just told us is what you do not believe (see your quote below). What meaning does that have?
Hawkeye, How about you tell us what you believe instead of being judgmental and vague? Of course you do not have to tell us anything you can just keep taking shots at the Bible and the Christian faith without taking a stand but I think Wazza has already addressed that with his quote below
There seems to a basic misunderstanding of what atheism is, what burden of proof is, and who the burden of proof falls upon. This was explained earlier, but I guess I'll go through it again.
- I am not making any claim about a god, ie: whether one exists or not
- I simply say I don't believe the claims that have been made
- those who claim there is a god have the burden of proof to provide evidence of that claim
- if you can't provide that evidence, there is no good reason to believe it (and you yourselves admit there is no evidence because you say you have to have faith)
The other way to look at it was also laid out earlier.... Do you believe in Zeus? I guarantee you approach and answer that question the same way I do about your god. Now, does it take "faith" to not believe in Zeus? Are you making some kind of claim about the world by not believing in Zeus?
As far as what I do believe...what specifically do you want to know?