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Hasn't there been more evidence of Christianity than other religions?

#1TheGreatDebatePosted 2/17/2013 4:04:47 PM
http://www.inplainsite.org/html/bible_historical_evidence.html

As far as I know some religions have no way of proving validity because they are just conjured up by people who supposedly have "visions" (Joseph Smith comes to mind). The Bible holds records of events that supposedly happened and there have been some items found to help prove these events.
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#2Hustle KongPosted 2/17/2013 4:11:11 PM
I honestly cannot tell if you are kidding, or if this is serious.
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#3Polish_CrusaderPosted 2/17/2013 4:19:22 PM
Theres more evidence for the god of the bible- historically, documented, and circumstantial, than any other belief system in the world. The only morons that complain about evidence are the ones who dont look at it.

This is was proved by Lee Stroebel, a lifetime atheist that found God through his personal research.
#4Lord_IchmaelPosted 2/17/2013 4:34:11 PM(edited)
This link's examples say nothing of the Bible's actual claims being true, just that the circumstances for some are plausible.
#5JonWood007Posted 2/17/2013 4:50:55 PM
That's a horribly unreliable source...
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#6TheRealJiraiyaPosted 2/17/2013 5:03:40 PM
Honestly, were I an atheist (I am not) these sorts of arguments wouldnt impress me much, because I think it is pretty obvious that much of the historical parts of the Bible are at least inspired by actual events. I also would not be surprised to see them in many other religions.

The other issue is even if they only exist in Christianity, that means they also exist in Judaism, which leaves not one but two valid religions hanging around.

I believe there are good ways to pursue the debate of whether Christianity is true, but this argument appears kind of lackluster to me

Interesting, though, because history is cool and archeology is cool and so on
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#7Faust_8Posted 2/17/2013 5:46:13 PM
So...

ITT: Person who says his religion has the most evidence.

Am I supposed to be surprised by this?
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#8bratt100Posted 2/17/2013 6:12:53 PM
Polish_Crusader posted...
Theres more evidence for the god of the bible- historically, documented, and circumstantial, than any other belief system in the world. The only morons that complain about evidence are the ones who dont look at it.

This is was proved by Lee Stroebel, a lifetime atheist that found God through his personal research.


Nope.
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#9GBALoserPosted 2/17/2013 6:23:23 PM
Polish_Crusader posted...
Theres more evidence for the god of the bible- historically, documented, and circumstantial, than any other belief system in the world. The only morons that complain about evidence are the ones who dont look at it.

This is was proved by Lee Stroebel, a lifetime atheist that found God through his personal research.


Correction: There is archaeological evidence that some events of the bible might have happened, but that neither proves the existence of God nor the infallibility of the Bible.
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#10mercurydudePosted 2/17/2013 6:34:12 PM
That there is some historical evidence for the Bible's claims is no more to the point than the same being true for the Odyssey. Though the city of Troy has been found, people aren't expected to believe in the Cyclops and the magic powers of Circe. That's pretty much the equivalent of what most Christians who use the "history" argument expect of non-Christians.
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