[quote=predator CA]The history of our country is just that, history. It is universally accepted as fact because of the enormous amounts of documentation and monuments and wars that took place…
History can be in error. We discover mistruths all the time. There is also an enormous amount of documentation (more than we require for most history) supporting the claims of Christianity, including many monuments and wars that took place. Yet, if you can so easily dismiss these, why can’t I do the same for GW.
[quote=predator CA]There is also a line of presidents. George W. Bush is the 43rd president, and in order for there to be a 43rd, there logically, throught documented evidence and handed down knowledge, must have been a 1st. president…
There is also a line of popes. Benedict 16th is the 265th. In order for there to be a 265th, there must have been, logically, through documented evidence and handed down knowledge, a first - Peter. With a first Pope indicates that someone gave him that office, and that same documented evidence and handed down knowledge, even from non-Christian sources indicates that this was Christ.
[quote=predator CA]I know that there may not be physical evidence that George Washington existed, although it very well may be possible to dig up his remains, do a DNA identification, and after finding these results, match them up with the ancesters of Washington that are alive today. Since they match, and we can see that they currently exist, it is logical to conclude the Washington did as well…
I know that there may not be physical evidence that Jesus existed, yet, unlike GW, there was no way to test his remains because nobody - even those who hated him, seemed to be able to produce a body. This was confirmed even by Jewish sources who wanted to deny the resurrection. Wow.
[quote=predator CA]But, back to the documentation. We have a constitution with signatures and a declaration of indepence and countless other documents that can describe this country’s history. The authors of these documents are known to be credible sources who did in fact exist, and documented the events as best they could. It is extremly unreasonable to suggest that someone, or some collaborative group, made up these countless documents and signatures, and built statues for fictitious characters to make up an infinately elaborate past…
Back to the documentation. We have Scripture and 1st and 2nd century writings and countless other documents - even from those who wanted to deny Christianity that can describe this country’s history. The authors of these documents are known to be credible sources who did, in fact, exist and documented the events as best they could AND went to the death to verify them - talk about credibility! It is extremely unreasonable to suggest that someone, or some collaborative group, made up these countless documents (signatures are irrelevant and can be faked, too) and built statues for fictitious Gods to make up an infinitely elaborate past.
[quote=predator CA]God, does not have this stong evidence. There is nothing that reasonably suggests that god exists. The Bible or Koran or Torah cannot be taken as evidence, because we know nothing of the authors, what justifications they have for claiming to be right, and they seems to be a well-writen work of fiction, which has inspired many and caused them to believe them as the truth. .
Actually, Predator, I think you just made the evidence for me. Thanks!
[quote=predator CA]Even though they believe this, it is an illogical belief…
Seeing as how science can’t seem to explain what existed before the Big Bang and can’t reproduce the first molecule of life or explain where the first ingrediants came from. Considering that they can’t give an explanation for the “purpose” that unintelligent life, such as the Venus Flytrap, has in its design or the explanation for a first movement or a first cause, I’ll have to admit, friend, you have a whole lot more faith than I do. Talk about illogical beliefs.