I was speaking with a well-known atheist who was ready for me to use the typical arguments for the existence of God. I steered clear and took another approach. Over the next few days, I will share the things I mentioned.
The first is the “ring of truth” which comes from reading the Bible. For example, you have stories of “delicate women boiling their own children” during a time when food was scarce. You also have a woman cut into twelve pieces as a sign of God’s judgment, not surprisingly during the time of the Judges. And then there is Mary Magdalene who is the first witness of Christ’s resurrection. If you were making up the story you would have powerful religious leaders probably from Jerusalem attesting the miracle of Jesus’s resurrection, but instead you have a formerly demon-possessed woman.