There will come arguments from Christians that while God is infallible, and the Bible is the true word of God, the Bible was in fact written by man, who is fallible.This does not hold up when you examine the scale and volume of inaccuracies held within the Bible.In fact, depending on how much evidence you consider to be acceptable, and how you define us as a species, you could place humans at between 1.8 million and 130,000 years old.No one could sensibly claim that humans are 130,000 years old. God decided that the earth needed cleansing, so he instructed Noah to gather up two of ever species to save.I can understand man rounding down the value of pi, for example, but to get the entire creation story wrong is a bit of a stretch.
You also have to question to environment on board Noah’s Ark, an environment that could sustain animals that require intense heat and animals that require intense cold, as well as Noah and his family that required a more moderate climate. Just so we’re clear, I’m establishing that that the Bible is inaccurate. There are more examples of course, some which make it clear that the author of the Bible thinks the world is flat, some which make it clear that the author thought the world did not move and then there are more considered examples, such as the value of pi being unknown at the time (surely God would have known it!?! So this is my statement, logically derived from the above.
After the suggestion in one of this site’s comments stating that it required more faith to be an atheist than a theist, because the non-existence of a deity can never be proven, I thought it would be fun to see if we can logically disprove the existence of “God”. For this to work, we have to agree on the following two statements, and accept that Christians believe them to the true: – These aren’t outrageous statements, and in fact, have been echoed on this very blog numerous times in the comments.
I picked the Christian God because I am more familiar with the Christian faith than any other, I’ve read the bible and have previously lived with devout Christians. The two statements above are clearly interdependent.
The start of all this, on God’s own words: “For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day”.
Using genealogy, we can roughly estimate the age of the earth, as stated by the Bible, to be 6500 years.