Originally Posted by AnAtheist
So you use a methodology that presupposes, that the bible is error-free, to show, that the bible is error-free.
You obviously didn't read my page on hermeneutics because you do not understand my approach.
Well, I prefer a scientific approach, look at what is actually said without presupposing anything and then draw conclusions.
I should have guessed that you could elaborate on and articulate your hermeneutical guidelines and exegetical approach in one sentence. Your ad hoc exegesis is far from scientific, though.
If you rely so heavily on a scientific approach to evidence, then how can you be an atheist? Are you a strong or weak atheist?
You SURELY don't have enough evidence and knowledge to conclude that God doesn't exist. What if He is living on the other side of the world? What if He lives behind the Moon?
You have presupposed that He doesn't live in those places and you've presupposed that you have enough information to conclude that God doesn't exist. With all due respect, your presuppositions are awfully arrogant and foolish.
The Bible is true in every verifiable way. If I have any presupposition regarding the unverifiable scriptures - which is absent from my hermeneutical guidelines - my presupposition is warranted due to my long term relationship with the biblical God. I've known Him for over 20 years, done miracles in Jesus' name, spoken and listened to Him, fasted for 40 days, etc. My faith in God is far more informed than your belief system.