What do you say to someone who claims that Christianity is basically nothing but myth? Anotherwords since one can’t “prove” God’s existence or disprove it, then one could just as well say invisible fairies encircle us daily, or that another god created our God. You can’t prove it or disprove it, but then that goes the same for our God’s existence.
I’m in a conversation with one who levels Christianity down to that level. Of course I realize there is no church founded on invisible fairies as there is for Christ, but this doesn’t seem enough since there are numerous religions. What else could one say?
I guess the first question is, “what’s your proof?” One could equally argue that “1+1=2” is nothing but a myth, as well. If you get down to it, there really isn’t proof of anything at all in the world. You could ask the person who makes this challenge to prove that he himself exists. And you could respond, “I only believe you’re a figment of my imagination, therefore, there’s nothing you can do to prove to me you exist outside of some phantasm in my brain.”
He’ll protest that’s not a fair comparison. Absolutely it’s fair, when the power of deduction is eliminated. Mankind has deduced the existence of God and the Sonship of Christ through various physical signs and manifestations, as well as supernatural ones, as well. You’ve deduced the existence of your friend based on other physical signs. But in the end, his existence is actually less provable than God’s, because, in the least, you can use your own self-awareness as proof to yourself that you were created. You can’t necessarily prove it about something external to you. Your friend, after all, may not exist at all.
As for the truth of Christianity and supposed “myth”, a study of compared “myths” shows absolutely no resemblance to the Holy Trinity, Christ’s mission, or the manifold prophecies that pre-announced His arrival. Nothing even comes close. Ancient myth may have come about as a step in the process of figuring out Who, exactly, created all of this, but it wasn’t until God revealed Himself as I AM that all those myths became totally irrelevant. That they are resurrected by skeptics as proof against Christianity is merely intellectual laziness or a deep fear of discovering that Christianity is not hogwash.