Atheists.org are a fascinating bunch.
For a start, an atheist is supposed to beleive that there is no God; have no theistic beliefs; disbelieve the existence of deities; the idea of god to them is senseless; yet is an as active religious system as most others? more definitions here
So despite the fact they don’t believe there to be God, they go one step further out of their way to propogate what they call “myths” about Christianity. Now, it’s one thing not have a belief in God, but a completely different story if you’re going out of your way to try and prove that He doesn’t exist.
Why do you need to prove that He doesn’t exist if you already believe that He doesn’t?
My guess is because the evidence is so overwhelming that He does exist that if you want to hold to the belief that He doesn’t, with any form of reasonable grip and integrity, you need to counterweigh the evidence. And the weighing, in most cases, is based on quantity rather than quality of argument.
For example, one of their arguments for one of the many alleged myths around Christianity go something like…
If I alone bear witness about myself, my testimony is not deemed true- John 5:31
And then later says…
I am the one who bears witness about myself.. – John 8:18
So therefore he’s a false witness.
It’s funny how we will sometimes scrutinize fragments of the scripture to try and make a point. In cases like this, it seems the search for “truth” already began with a foregone conclusion and then evidence was gathered in support. Honestly, if we were to be real here, we would set out to find the evidence first and then come to a conclusion….
1. In John 8:18, the FULL quote is actually…
I am the one who bears witness about myself, and the Father who sent me bears witness about me.
And just before that He says [v14]
Even if I do bear witness about myself, my testimony is true, for I know where I came from and where I am going, but you do not know where I come from or where I am going
2. John 5:13 leads into the next verse…
There is another who bears witness about me, and I know that the testimony that he bears about me is true.
And then He continues and talks about John bearing witness too.
Both, fully quoted in context, make very powerful and merciful claims.. but i guess there are none so deaf as those who do not want to hear.