Lately I have been doing some research on atheist claims about the Bible. My reasoning behind this was that I wanted to make sure that the philosophy and religion that I love and that I have based my life worldview on has substantial backing.
I was watching a series on YouTube from an ex-Protestant Christian-turned-Atheist called “Why I am not a Christian anymore”.
Two videos of his that were especially jarring were his “A History of God” videos. I’ll provide the links below, but to summarize, his point was that scholars have found that the Old Testament books were heavily tampered with.
More specifically, the early Jewish tribes were rather polytheistic, and for political reasons they started worshipping YHWH primarily above other gods, and eventually added to the Old Testament to make it look like YHWH was the only true god.
Here are the links to the videos for a more detailed explanation:
I love my faith and would hate to leave. I just want to make sure that what I am believing is true, because I value truth above all else. Thank you very much for your input!