Because until I got on the internet, I assumed faith was a private thing. So I never debated it.
But recently, I have been getting into some pretty hot debates. (I guess I can tell you. It is on Facebook.)
I don’t know. People tell me that the Bible is a scientific manual. Then I point out its scientific flaws. And they immediately retort, of course. And the debate goes on.
One lady tells me she read the Bible and finds none of what I say is in there (e.g., that the world is flat, and is 6,000 years old, etc.) I explain that to really know what the Bible says, you have to ask two people. A biblical linguist (language changes a lot ) and a biblical historian, who can tell you what people actually believed back then (like that the earth is flat, and 6,000 years old, …).
I do sometimes feel guilty, bursting people’s bubbles. But then I encounter how homophobic some Christians are (some), and I start the debate all over again…
Thoughts? (And realize I am posing this as a factual and moral debate .)