EDIT: April 27th 2009. I wanted to make this idea something of a long running thread. After just two days I realised that in order to do that, it would require me to make the scope of the debate much wider than the historicity of the bible because a) any Christian apologist worth debating is fully aware of the inconsistencies and b) it would be like shooting fish in a barrel to debate anyone who isn’t aware of these contradictions. So this thread will return at some point in the future, complete with live twitter integration, on the wider implications of biblical literalism and how both atheists and believers can combat extremism. Stay, as they say, tuned.
this week throughout this month I will be posting a challenge on the basic questions, open to everyone following me on twitter to answer. Those who reply will be asked to comment here. Respondents are free to link to relevant articles on their own blog as well as being invited to reply here too.
I will edit this main blog entry for each day of the week as each new challenge is posted and paste some of your twitter replies here too.
Day One: Monday April 20th 2009:
Give one example of how Yahweh is different to every other mythical god.
DAVIDCESAR3: @MovingToMontana Torah and another books showed that God at top of Sinai Mountain reveled message and historical commandments lived byJews
Original tweet: http://twitter.com/DAVIDCESAR3/statuses/1566224417
DAVIDCESAR3: .One God appeared to Moise at Egypt before Passover..God gave signs and wonders to show Pharaoh and it happened..HISTORY!
Original Tweet: http://twitter.com/DAVIDCESAR3/statuses/98433114
Day Two: Tuesday April 21st 2009:
Where is the archaeological evidence of the exodus?
DAVIDCESAR3: d@shalom charlie..hi Lori..I need your help…a guy is asking me about the archaeological evidence of the exodus..do you have any data for?
Original Tweet: http://twitter.com/DAVIDCESAR3/statuses/1575575115