The Bible, or any other religious text for that matter, isn't about truth, in its objective, perspective-free sense
, it is about reinforcing a world view.
You should look at it that way, and see that your question is quite a moot point.
What kind of other truth is there?
In any case, that isn't accurate. The Bible makes extraordinary empirical claims that are of necessity either true or false. Did God create the universe in 6 days? Is that a metaphor, and he created it otherwise? Was Jesus God incarnate, and was he born of a virgin, performed miracles and rose from the dead? These questions have answers. Answers that are beyond the realm of subjectivity.
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. (Hebrews, 11:1)
You don't KNOW. You BELIEVE.
We're not talking nuclear reactions, there's no need for proof.
there is need for proof! You are free to believe what you want, that is not the issue. But as soon as you are claiming what you believe to be true, then, my friend, you need proof, or else your claims are not to be taken as holding any truth.
This is really the key point: faith. We humans do not accept faith as a valid path to knowledge. With one exception: religion. If I told you my dog talks to me in scouse, you'd immediately demand proof. And I may not cop out by saying "oh but you don't need to KNOW, you BELIEVE".
Religion and God are no different. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
asking about life’s most important questions on a tennis forum is foolish (especially mtf). there are plenty of resources online that can help you make an informed opinion about god, the bible, history, and science. here’s one from a biblical perspective....
The creatonist site par excellence
presented as a resource that can help people develop an informed opinion about history and science.
Damn MTF, you scary...
Do you question who your father is?No.you just believe.God is same.You believe.
Really?? I mean, really???
Your assumption that your father is indeed your father is based on observation and reason. There are millions of men in the world that claim to be their son's fathers, and the vast majority of them are. Men marry women and show a distinct inclination not to share that woman with any other men. This has evolutionary grounds, and is observed throughout the animal kingdom, including in humans. Sons tend to resemble the men who claim to be their fathers. They tend to inherit medical conditions from their fathers, etc. These are observable facts. Not to mention that today, thanks to DNA, it is actually possible to prove without a reasonable doubt that your father is indeed your father.
Case God. We have no instances of Gods creating universes in 6 days. We have no instances of anybody performing miracles, or being born of a virgin, or rising from the dead. We have no observation of an almighty consciousness capable of listening to the requests of millions of people at the same time, and answering them. In fact, all these things seem to radically go against
any observable evidence we have about the universe. The hypothesis that God exists is not based on observation, it is not based on reason and it is not based on evidence.
Your analogy doesn't even begin to make sense.