It is amazing to me how many orthodox Christians will refuse to accept the mountain of evidence that I have presented that clearly demonstrates not only that the Bible is not inerrant, but that the Christian god is non-existent; or at a minimum, he is prone to telling very big fish stories about himself. The stories in the first half of the Old Testament are blatantly fabricated.
These Christians have a bullet-proof fall-back position in their defense of orthodox Christianity: “My experiences tell me that the Christian God is true and that the Bible can be trusted to be true.”
When I say to them, “So what you are saying is that you know that the Christian god is real based on your feelings,” they vehemently deny this. When I ask, “So you know that the Christian god is real based on your intuition,” they vehemently deny this also. Their final response is: “I know that God is real because I have experienced him work in my life. He has proven to me that He exists. The Holy Spirit has manifested himself to me personally.”
What these Christians are saying is, “Historical and physical evidence is not necessary to believe in (the Christian) God. The Holy Spirit will reveal himself to you if you will simply believe in Jesus as your Lord and Savior.”
There is a term for this type of belief system. It is called Solipsism. Are you a Christian Solipsist? Read the interesting article below by former Christian, John Loftus, to find out:
Copied from: Debunking Christianity
We know Christianity to be true by the self-authenticating witness of God’s Holy Spirit.
I mean that the witness, or testimony, of the Holy Spirit is its own proof; it is unmistakable; it does not need other proofs to back it up; it is self-evident and attests to its own truth.
the testimony of the Holy Spirit trumps all other evidence.
A believer who is too uninformed or ill-equipped to refute anti-Christian arguments is rational in believing on the grounds of the witness of the Spirit in his heart even in the face of such unrefuted objections. Even such a person confronted with what are for him unanswerable objections to Christian theism is, because of the work of the Holy Spirit, within his epistemic rights—nay, under epistemic obligation—to believe in God.”
You can know that God exists apart from any arguments simply by experiencing him….For those who listen, God becomes an immediate reality in their lives.