Posted 27 February 2011 - 10:56 AM
I think that The Bible covered a lot of the notions that are presented by atheists in this forum pretty clearly:
"For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness."
No rationalization is needed to support The Bible, The Bible can easily stand on its own two feet and a thorough knowledge of The Bible is all you need to debate any atheist despite what degree they may have.
When you start to rationalize The Bible and put your own reasoning before The Word of God. You are doing an extremely dangerous thing. I am afraid that this is a trap that a lot of Creationists fall into. I debated a Biology teacher at Pensacola Junior College and when I began quoting Bible verses she started fumbling over her arguments and looked visibly intimidated. Trust me, The Bible does not need our help. We are the ones who need it.