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Im Aaron and Im an atheist looking for answers. my starting questions is why are you christian even tho there is no good evidence for the existence of God let alone the christian God. How do you know your religion is right? and how can you believe if the bible is full of errors and contradictions?
 

noblenut

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for 1 the very ground u walk on is evidence of creation, 2 Jesus is a real historical person with plenty of evidence that he existed and did amazing things, 3 personal experience, once Jesus spoke to me as a loving father to his son
 

KelbyofGod

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Im Aaron and Im an atheist looking for answers. my starting questions is why are you christian even tho there is no good evidence for the existence of God let alone the christian God. How do you know your religion is right? and how can you believe if the bible is full of errors and contradictions?
Aaron,

Noblenut's answer points out a few assumptions you've made. But ultimately, it kind of boils down to his 3rd point. If you really want to know God exists, you'll need him to prove it to you. I don't mean you prove it to yourself. Ask him to prove it to you. But don't pretend to be serious if you're not. And you might want to seriously consider what it will mean to you and your belief system once he's done his part. If you get serious with him, he'll get serious with you.

Love in Jesus,
Kelby
 

KelbyofGod

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I guess I should add that if you want to know which is the real God, ask him for his name.
 

noblenut

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the thing about God and our faith is u need to believe first and then u get the evidence, if u believe he exists he will make himself known to u and u will have fellowship with him.
 

JaumeJ

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for 1 the very ground u walk on is evidence of creation, 2 Jesus is a real historical person with plenty of evidence that he existed and did amazing things, 3 personal experience, once Jesus spoke to me as a loving father to his son
We, as having been convinced by the Holy Spirit (unseen), have this annoying propensity in believing things we do not see. We possess faith (unseen) , however when one truly believes Yeshua, Yahway, it is because of that first unseen gift, faith...
 

Subhumanoidal

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The OP's post doesn't scream 'i'm here for answers'. His wording is filled with 'you're wrong here and here and here and here' rather than just asking why. Genuine seekers don't open with attacks.
 

noblenut

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he is here seeking answers, please dont attack anyone if u do not like how they put things
 

unclesilas

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he is here seeking answers, please dont attack anyone if u do not like how they put things
He may be seeking answers genuinely, that is true. But how can we be sure? Muslims claim the bible is full of errors and contradictions for instance
 

noblenut

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He may be seeking answers genuinely, that is true. But how can we be sure? Muslims claim the bible is full of errors and contradictions for instance
it doesn't matter wat is his motivation, the fact is we can witness to him and others who do not believe, there are many cultures and people of other religions wanting to know the reason why we are christians and what we believe. consider this site a great opportunity and that we are all ambassadors of the faith
 

unclesilas

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it doesn't matter wat is his motivation, the fact is we can witness to him and others who do not believe, there are many cultures and people of other religions wanting to know the reason why we are christians and what we believe. consider this site a great opportunity and that we are all ambassadors of the faith
That is true, but if someone is only here to try and convince others the bible is incorrect due to errors and contradictions/they came with a closed mind nothing fruitful can be achieved. However, I accept it is worth giving it a try
 

unclesilas

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BTW
May well be just a coincidence, but on another website, muslims often used to start debates on Saturdays for some reason
 

JaumeJ

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If you question is sincere, if you truly wish to know the Father, Jesus teaches us to approach Him as children.

You certainly are not given to approach Him as an equal, He being the Source of all that is.

You may rule out approaching Him as a philosopher, an intellectual, a scholar, or even as an adult for His mind is not our mind, and understanding cannot attain to His wisdom and understanding. Know this! He loves you just as He loves all.

Col baruchim b'shem yeshua,..
 

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Im Aaron and Im an atheist looking for answers. my starting questions is why are you christian even tho there is no good evidence for the existence of God let alone the christian God. How do you know your religion is right? and how can you believe if the bible is full of errors and contradictions?
Hello Aaron and welcome aboard CC..

why are you christian even tho there is no good evidence for the existence of God let alone the christian God.
You're assuming that Christians have received no good evidence for the existence of God.. What if God caused you to have dreams of the future.. Dreams that came true time and time again? what if God gave you a dream about a place you had never heard about and when you woke up you went on the internet and put the name in google and that place existed as the dream revealed? You see Aaron One human being cannot prove or disprove the existence of God to another person.. But God Himself can prove His existence to whom so ever He wills to reveal himself to..

How do you know your religion is right?
Religion is about the teachings you believe God has given.. If one agrees with those teachings, then that set of teachings will be right for you.. Until such a time as someone comes up and shows you convincingly that those teachings are bad or wrong..

and how can you believe if the bible is full of errors and contradictions?
Well i believe if someone is seeing contradictions and errors in the Bible it is because of their lack of total awareness.. There are parts of the Bible that even Christians have problems with that's why we need a little bit of Faith.. We don't need Faith for everything.. Just somethings.. depending on how much understanding God has given us..

I invite you to reply to my post and give me an example of one of these things you have decided is a error or a contradiction.. Maybe i can clear up a misconception.. Maybe not.. It's worth a try. :)
 

oldhermit

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This quote by Thomas Aquinas pretty well sums things up. "To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible."
Stuart Chase said it this way. "For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible.’"
 

louis

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Im Aaron and Im an atheist looking for answers. my starting questions is why are you christian even tho there is no good evidence for the existence of God let alone the christian God. How do you know your religion is right? and how can you believe if the bible is full of errors and contradictions?
The first prokaryote bacterium shows up in the fossil record circa 4 billion years ago.
A single bacterium which has a single strand of DNA consists of billions of bits of information, greater than the amount of information in the National library of Congress.
If only a few of these bits of information were incorrect, the life form would cease to exist.

So even though one may believe in some sort of chemical evolution; information as that in DNA does not evolve from non information. There had to be a source.
 

Spiral2

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Im Aaron and Im an atheist looking for answers. my starting questions is why are you christian even tho there is no good evidence for the existence of God let alone the christian God. How do you know your religion is right? and how can you believe if the bible is full of errors and contradictions?
There were many people who knew Jesus and saw him after he had risen from the dead and who watched him ascend into heaven. Men and women. First hand witnesses who all saw with their own eyes.
Most of the disciples, save John I think, were tortured and killed for their belief in Jesus because they knew what they knew to be true and would not deny Him. They scattered out to form the first churches, church planting everywhere despite the fear of death they faced in doing so. Innocent men willing to die that terrible death of crucifixion or stoning and clubbing pierced with spears, stabbed and burnt alive for Jesus, most just unschooled ordinary men, mostly fishermen, willing to die for Jesus because they were absolutely sure of who Jesus is , his love for them and of their future with him. Everything Jesus had said to them had come true. Because these men knew Jesus, had heard all he taught them and so they were able to pray to him and hear his voice and so pass on the message.
Many of those first believers probably knew Jesus when he walked on earth. Thousands followed him.

It is difficult for someone who has not heard Gods voice to understand him. However Jesus died for everyone, for all. All are welcome.
It says if you seek, you will find. Matthew 7:7 "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
Most of us think along with our brains.We are conditioned at a very young age, even before birth through schooling and adult hood to think academically about things. We need the facts. Jesus however looks into and speaks to our hearts. It is something new for us. He knows if you are sincere or not. And you don't need to be at a great meeting, you can be alone with just you and Him, the great I am, the one who made you, the one who died for you. ( Church will help you to grow because God still gives messages to people today through the work of the Holy Spirit. )

Everything that is good comes from God. It is either from God or not and because God can only do good, everything that is good is from Him. So every beautiful thing, be it creation or an act of pure love, is from God. Even in people who do not know him.
John 1:5
This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.
James 1:17
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
Jesus reveals himself first.It is up to us how we react.. Jesus will never force you, it is up to you . There are rules like every good father. Jesus sends the Holy Spirit who reveals Jesus to us and helps us to understand the Word. To feel the Holy Spirit is so wonderful and complete. It brings the truth and healing. (Many people are healed today.) You can not explain it. But after you have experienced it you know it is the truth.
 

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Im Aaron and Im an atheist looking for answers. my starting questions is why are you christian even tho there is no good evidence for the existence of God let alone the christian God. How do you know your religion is right? and how can you believe if the bible is full of errors and contradictions?
Hello, Aaron.

There is plenty of good evidence for the existence of God. Look up to the stars. Look down to the ground. Look at flora and fauna.

Where did it all come from? How did it come to be in such order?

The Christian God is this same God that has created all things and has put all things into their order. There is only One God. It is up to you to search this out and find answers.
 

Journeyman

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Im Aaron and Im an atheist looking for answers. my starting questions is why are you christian even tho there is no good evidence for the existence of God let alone the christian God. How do you know your religion is right? and how can you believe if the bible is full of errors and contradictions?
Hello Aaron.
When you do what Jesus said to do, then you'll know. :)