And yes, MANY people are persuaded by that tactic. But many people are also swayed by EVP, and supposed alien sightings. That does not mean its a good reason to be swayed.
You have story books that describe magic. unless actual evidence can be produced to support those claims of magic, no amount of textual claims are going to do anything but add to the amount of claims. 40 claims or 400, it doesnt matter. The amount of claims doesnt make a thing accurate. And lets see the geological evidence that jesus was crucified. I dont care if the environment was similar or the same. We have said before that some parts of the bible are accurate, and the environment at the time might be one of them. But you are still trying to pin down an earthquake that happened 2000 years ago to a single day. Even if jesus was real and was crucified, the earthquake could have been 4 years later and the geology would have looked similar.You have four Gospels describing 37 miracles in which many of the miracles overlap. You have geologists saying that the environment of the crucifixion of Jesus described in the one of the Gospels concords with their findings of an earthquake. That they also confirm that Jesus was crucified.
I am just saying I find it hard not to take their claims seriously. That's why I am coming to atheists for help. Why are you getting defensive about this instead of feeling honored?
And I am not getting defensive. Im simply pointing out that the christians making the claims of miracles have no evidence to support the miracles. That is the answer. It may not be 'spiritually' satisfying, but I dont really care about that. I care about what is accurate and demonstrable.
Again, why am I trying to refute the claims made about miracles when those claims have not been evidenced? they havent been proved to be authentic. besides, there is a stunning lack of documentation outside of the bible about these supposed miracles. no eyewitnesses actually wrote anything, and it would be suspect even if they did without actual evidence.I am asking you to refute the accuracy of the claims about the miracles made in the Gospels. I am asking you to refute their authenticity. Is there historical secular information that refutes this?
The Christians always brag about the Bible being 99.6% accurate in terms of it's documentation which is more than any other ancient documentation.
Im just tired of the whole burden shifting thing, like its up to us to prove a fucking negative. They need to actually support their claims with evidence instead of faith professions and supposed personal experience.