Essay:Questions "Learned" Atheists Cannot Answer
Self-described learned people pretend to be knowledgeable about important matters. Many hold higher degrees, or read many books each year. Yet this group -- of whom a relatively high percentage are atheistic evolutionists -- would uniformly flunk this simple test about the indisputably most influential work in history:
- A book that sells 30,000 copies qualifies for the New York Times bestseller list. How many copies of the Bible sell each year? (Within a factor of ten is fine.)
- What are the different styles and messages of the four Gospels? (Briefly)
- Which of the Gospels are attributed to eyewitnesses?
- In which language are the oldest manuscripts for the Gospels written?
- What is the most common substantive word in the Bible, by a wide margin?
- Who wrote the most books in the New Testament?
- About how many pages long is the New Testament, or how does it length compared to an average book on the New York Times bestseller list?
- Who first translated the New Testament into English based on the oldest manuscripts?
- Was the English translation banned after King Henry VIII split from Rome?
- In what language is the Gutenberg Bible?
- How many books are in the Bible? (Approximation is fine.)
- What are some of the oldest books in the Bible?
- Who wrote the Acts of the Apostles?
- When was the first physical evidence discovered confirming the rule of Pontius Pilate as described in the Gospels? (plus or minus 100 years is fine)
What's your score? It is unlikely that a typical "learned" atheist could answer even half of the above questions correctly. Many atheists, including many students working on doctorates, would be unable to answer a quarter of the above questions correctly. Students of atheists, such as those in public schools, are likely to be victimized by the ignorance of their teachers.