Citing Bible Verses To Debunk An Atheist’s Claim

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Okay, can we talk about this? Non-Christians don’t think the Bible is God’s word- right? So tis fair to say that citing a Bible verse in a discussion with an atheist is like referencing a driver’s manual to an Amish person with a broken buggy. And yet it seems to be a frequent status quo (particularly in online comment threads- oh lawdy do we like doing this in online comment threads!) to cherry-pick Bible verses to support our claims. This is neither helpful, wise nor is it contextually becoming of us, like putting on a dress to go scuba diving.

If we’re going to engage the culture in a conversation, let’s learn to speak their language and not feel like we have to shove ours down their throat.

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2 thoughts on “Citing Bible Verses To Debunk An Atheist’s Claim

  1. “[A]gainst the Jews we are able to argue by means of the Old Testament, while against heretics we are able to argue by means of the New Testament. But the Muslims and the pagans accept neither the one nor the other. We must, therefore, have recourse to the natural reason, to which all men are forced to give their assent.”

    -Aquinas

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