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Do Atheists Read the Bible More Literally Than Christians?

#STRask — Stand to Reason

Do Atheists Read the Bible More Literally Than Christians?

September 18, 2023
#STRask
#STRaskStand to Reason

Questions about whether atheists read the Bible more literally than Christians because they don’t have to make up excuses for what it says and how to make a case for the attributes of God by arguing from cosmology rather than the Bible.

* How would you respond to an atheist who says nobody reads the Bible more literally than atheists because they don’t have to make up baloney excuses when it says something they can’t allow it to mean?

* When arguing from cosmology, how do you show what attributes God has without using the Bible?

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