Debates w Atheist “DagoodS” (“Bible Difficulties”)

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These exchanges were fun, and in my opinion, prime examples of the inability of atheists (even former Christian ones, as this person is) to do cogent, sensible, plausible Bible interpretation. They just can’t do it. They are caught up in their own inconsistencies and hostility to established facts time and again (and, frankly, ignorance of the biblical text and a broad knowledge of Christian systematic theology). I’ve always noted that an atheist approaches the Bible the way a butcher approaches a hog. They’ll never understand it (even before they determine if they believe it or not) with this mentality.

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“DagoodS” is a very thoughtful, sharp guy who likes to write about Christianity and particularly the Bible. He used to be what he calls a “fundamentalist” Protestant. He’s a lawyer. I have met him in real life several times. He’s part of a group of atheists that I have hung around with, now and then, and gotten along well with, for the most part.

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Most of these exchanges (but not all) had to do with alleged Bible difficulties. I link to archived versions of old Blogspot papers. They take a minute or two to load on Internet Archive. Also, be sure to select versions from July 2015 or earlier.

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Did God Harden Pharaoh’s Heart? (Does God Positively Ordain Evil?) [10-12-06]

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On the Alleged Contradictions of 2 Samuel 24, and 1 Chronicles 21 and 27 [11-14-06]

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Discussion with Atheists on Hell, the Argument From Desire, and God’s Justice and Ours (vs. “DagoodS” and Others) (+ Part Two) [12-5-06]

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Alleged Contradictions Regarding the Twelve Disciples of Jesus [12-9-06]

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Dialogue with an Atheist About How Much He Actually Knew About Biblical Exegesis as a Christian (Especially, Abortion in the Bible) [12-13-10]

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Meta Description: Many in-depth exchanges between a Catholic apologist & an atheist: mostly about alleged biblical difficulties or so-called contradictions.
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Meta Keywords: Alleged Bible difficulties, Bible contradictions, atheists & the Bible, atheist exegesis, atheist eisegesis, Bible commentary, Bible interpretation, DagoodS, butcher and hog, biblical skepticism, higher criticism, atheist critiques of Christianity, atheist deconversion stories
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