I am not trying to attack you personally, I was merely pointing out the inappropriateness of your comment. First of all, you mark your experience “Not Worth It”, which directly means you believe your study wasn’t worth it. If you learned something important, then it should be worth it to you. You also plugged a website and set forth your ideas which, despite your intentions, were antagonistic.
To avoid talking any further with you about what you Think you know about Christian beliefs and the Bible, I should tell you that claiming support from different versions of the Bible, and from scholars of the Bible whom you think represent all(or most) Christians, is completely meaningless. Different versions of English translations of the Bible don’t tell you nearly as much as studying the original Hebrew and Greek, which I am doing now. It also doesn’t tell you the cultural context of what you read, which is another subject of my study. Some English translations are very good, and of course most people should read them, but when debates of specific words necessary to form doctrines arise, more intense study is required.
I don’t know your qualifications for talking about Theology, but(and correct me if I’m wrong) it seems that you didn’t learn from a College or University setting.
And finally, I completely reject your assumption that different denominations believe the other denomination’s God is false. It seems your quote is irrelevant to this topic… Denominations merely differ, sometimes greatly, other times not so much, on doctrines. That doesn’t mean we never get along or we criticize each other all the time. And you can’t say Atheists are unified by any means.
The only reason I was trying to dismiss this debate is that I’ve realized in my several years of debating online that Rarely does anything ever get communicated. At least that has been my experience. Feel free to correct me if you’ve learned anything from me just now.
I can only assume this debate will continue until one of us gets tired of it, or both. I’m already a bit tired of it, because I know this isn’t an appropriate place for debate. Otherwise, I would be more willing to engage in discussion (also assuming you aren’t completely closed-minded already). That’s not an insult, just a qualifier to keep from wasting my time and yours.