Please try to find proof of an amputee regrowing an arm or leg in modern history. Do you believe the bible is perfect and written by god?
As to the amputee claim, the burden of proof is on you. I have searched for years and have never found one verifiable claim of a person regrowing an arm or a leg from prayer (or any other reason). Prayer has the same statistical chance of working as asking a lamp for something. I will show you how that is so if you’d like.
But, more importantly, to your claim that the bible is perfect and written by god. Are you aware of all the inaccuracies, fallacies, and evil in the bible? It says some pretty horrible things. Do you need examples? Why did god put those things in there? He commands people to kill those that work on Sundays. You ever drive a truck on Sunday? Should I stone you like the bible says?
Also, what about the ten commandments? First of all, it isn’t unique. Hammurabi’s code predates the Ten Commandments and share a lot in common:
1.I am Adonai Your God. (Exodus)
2.Thou shalt have no other gods before Me. (Exodus)
3.You shall not take the Name of Adonai Your God in vain. (Exodus)
4.Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it separate. (Exodus)
5.Honor your father and your mother. (Hammurabi, Code #195 and others)
6.You shall not murder. (Hammurabi Code #210, 214, 229, 230 and others)
7.You shall not commit adultery. (Hammurabi, Code # 129-133 and several others)
8.You shall not steal. (Hammurabi, Codes #6, 8, 9, 21, 22 and many others)
9.You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. (Hammurabi, Code #1-3 and many others)
10.You Shall not covet anything that belongs to thy neighbor. (wife/property)… (Hammurabi, Codes #6,8,9,21,22, and others)
The only thing that is really different is that MAGIC 10 from the bible start with spiritual principles (kind of selfish of god, don’t you think) instead of civil/criminal ones. See, people can have good ideas without a mythical creator telling us what to think.
Secondly, the bible actually list several versions of the ten commandments… so the ones you hear most often aren’t really the “real” list. Here is a good explanation of the biblical differences from PostiveAtheism.com. You’d think something as important as the 10 biggest commandment from god should be agreed upon… or at least edit out one version so as not to confuse believers (or give atheists something to laugh about).
Lastly, and most importantly are the things that the ALMIGHTY MORAL GOD left out (and included). So, he only has room for 10 (nice round number)… which to choose and in what order? He must have concluded, “Sure, let’s make the first 40% all about me”.
Talk back to your parents? Die. Have sex with an animal? Die. Homosexual? Die. Cheat on your spouse? Die. Not believe in god. Die. And, according to Malachi 2:1-4, if you are a priests and don’t “lay it to heart to give glory to [god's] name” he won’t kill you, but he “will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces.” Sweet, at least they don’t die. Keep in mind, god doesn’t mean die eventually. In all cases, he means immediately and typically by the hands of your friends and family in the town (or just outside it… can’t have all those dead bodies polluting the streets) where everyone can watch and even participate, as long as you brought your own stone… and you are a man.
But most importantly, to me, are the fact that things we would consider VERY immoral like rape, child molestation, and genocide were left out of the BIG LIST by the man with all the answers. Hmmm, curious. Seems like humans have come up with better answers on how to live life since then that trump the ten commandments.
We treat women as equals and have abolished slavery… two things the bible wouldn’t have supported. The bible repeatedly makes women unequal to men and supports the owning of slaves. Sad that non-believers had to change those things. Of course, Christians like to take credit for ending slavery. They actually used the bible once to support it and to justify ending it. amazing when you can use the same source to win both sides of an argument… that’s reliable.
Let me end with two simple questions? Can you, Nathan, come up with a better, more moral list than god? Well, you say, “No, because god is perfect.” But, if you replaced the first four commandments with NO RAPE, NO GENOCIDE, NO CHILD MOLESTATION, and NO SLAVERY (or added them), you would have a better, more moral list than god… most would agree. Do you?