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Opening Argument - Ben Brown


First of all, I'd like to thank you for having this little debate with me. Although I wanted to debate the existence of God, I wanted to debate against the arrogance I perceived when I first talked to you, more. So, I will debate whether or not the Bible is inerrant. Now, I don't pretend to be a Bible scholar. I don't read it on a regular basis. I have a decent knowledge of it, but to be honest, it really doesn't interest me much.

Now, there are three ways in which I intend to argue that the Bible is errant. The first two ways are the typical types of criticisms of the Bible -finding contradictions in the Bible and finding obvious lies in the Bible. These are the sorts of things people have been debating for centuries. Only, I'm going to also argue from a probabilistic viewpoint, also. For instance if we can find 100 places where the Bible is probably wrong, then it is irrational to think that it is inerrant. The third way in which I intend to argue is by applying philosophy to some of the passages and seeing whether or not they hold any truth.

I know this introduction is pretty short, but this is really all I have to introduce. The actual criticisms will come next Sunday.


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