For me to use the Bible as a reference for my world view, would mean that I believe as you do, wouldn’t it? Your challenge is equally meaningless.
Obviously, you equate knowledge of Biblical terms with a uniquely spiritual nature and an understanding of reality, or you wouldn’t have said what you did. You know I do not, so your assumption is incorrect as far as I’m concerned.
Bible. Sorry for the incorrect grammar. You of course know from many of my other comments, that I usually use a capital B.
I have never said that I know anything, merely that I believe. I believe I am the way God wants me, because I do not believe I could be any other way.
The Bible imparts spiritual knowledge to the believer. Your reading of the Bible and mine are categorically different.
So I should take your small “b” as a personal insult?
By your words you are a lost soul, incapable of understanding your own nature.
I do appreciate your honest straight forward answers and questions. It's much easier to have a discussion when we aren't trying to "score debating points, or play gotcha".
Placing all faiths on equal footing has an inherent problem. Christianity is the only Faith that has a proclaimed Savior. All other faiths only offer a path towards enlightenment and offer no guarantee that if the individual tries to do everything right that God will be satisfied and they will go to heaven. As a result Christianity stands apart.
Thus, we end up with only two choices concerning Christianity. Is Jesus who He says He is, or is He insane?
I see all kinds of proof that Jesus was exactly who He said He was; fulfillment of prophesy, eye witness accounts, and the lives that His believers led. God has blessed you with the ability to think, feel and discern. It's up to the individual to do it.