Tower Man said:
: It's interesting that no one has been able to 'prove' the bible wrong.
Who says? You believe that the earth was completely flooded some 4300 years ago, right? But there is no evidence whatsoever for that, and a massive amount of evidence against it. The question is, Do you want to believe it?
: In fact, it took science years to catch up with the bible. Until 1492, everyone thought the earth was flat.
Wrong. The Greeks knew that the earth is a sphere. In fact, around 500 B.C. they actually measured its diameter, accurate to within 10% of today's value. In Columbus' day, the educated class knew perfectly well that the earth is a sphere. That's why Columbus tried to sail west to get to Asia, whereas the rival Portuguese sailed east, around Cape Horn in Africa.
On the other hand, until Galileo's day most people thought that the earth was fixed and did not move. Christians based this belief on many Bible passages. There is nothing whatsoever in the Bible that says or even implies that the earth rotates. Not even the Greeks figured out that fact. So where is that vaunted Author who you think inspired the Bible?
: Isaiah said, in 600 BC, that the earth is a circle. He was right!
No, he was wrong. The earth is a sphere, not a circle. Just in case you didn't know the difference, a circle is sort of like the crust on a pizza pie. A sphere is a ball, kind of like a ball of dough before it's rolled out flat into a pizza pie.
Ah, I know what you're now tempted to pull from your hat. Job 26:7 says that God is hanging the earth upon nothing. Yet Job 38:6 says that God laid the earth's cornerstone and gave it "socket pedestals". So the Bible contradicts itself. Isn't that proof that the Bible is just a human book?
: Science has also, in recent years, been conceeding that the earth can't be millions, or billions, of years old.
Wrong again. No real scientist today claims such a nonsensical thing. Naturally, you can provide no references to reputable scientists who can back your silly claim.
: There is a growing trend of scientists who have had no choice but to come to this concusion and are therefore declaring that we live on a 'young' earth.
The only people who make such claims are those who, for purely religious reasons, are Young-Earth Creationists. A few of them have degrees in science, even Ph.D.'s, but braindeadness due to religious fanaticism can infect otherwise smart people.
And of course, every supposed "evidence" that these dummies have published has been thoroughly discredited by reputable scientists. You don't believe me? Go ahead and present a piece of your "no choice" evidence and you'll find out quickly enough why I can say this.
: Astronomers also thought, in times past, that all stars were the same size and magnitude.
What astronomers? I know of none. Any dummy can look up at the stars and see for himself that stars differ in brightness and color. You could too, if you lived in a place where you could see the stars.
: However, Paul, in 1 Corinthians 15, written in the first century AD, said that each star differs from other stars. Not bad for born-again Jew, eh?
I concede that it's miraculous that someone could look at some stars and see that stars differ from other stars.
: This, coupled with fulfilled prophecy,
Name a few. Be prepared to defend your answer.
: archeological and historical evidence
Oh, you mean like that which proves Noah's Flood?
: proves that the bible was not written by men, but by God Almighty.
The fact that you'll be unable or unwilling to deal with the various questions posed to you on this thread will prove that your statement is substanceless.
: The question is, Do you want to believe it?