“That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.” Christopher Hitchens. What is the evidence that the Bible is the infallible word of God? One of the attributes ascribed to God in the Bible is omniscience, the absolute knowledge of all things in all time,space, and beyond. God simultaneously knows all of the past, all of the present, and all of the future with infallibility. The future that God infallibly foresees is so certain that it might as well be that it has already occured. He knows every thought of every person on earth simultaneously.
It stands to reason that God being omniscient and the Creator of thought and logic would be the infallible master of logic. He would have known everything in eternity past about the technology we have here in the year 2013 CE. If anyone would be an expert in scientific undertanding it would be God.
Why does the Bible consistently get the facts of horticulture, entomology, the shape of the earth, astronomy and cosmology, medical treatment, history, and etc.wrong ? And why are a good number of the Bible's prophecies so vague that practically event can be claimed as it's fulfillment, and why are a number of the Bible's prophecies unable to be fulfilled now, and why were a number of the Bible's prophecies just plain wrong ? Wouldn't the Bible be more credible if it predicted something that clearly and unambiguously referred to 9/11 2001. Not in some vauge prophecy, but saying something like; In the the year 2001 there will be jihad and they will seek to strike terror into the hearts of all. And in the ninth month and eleventh day on the wings of great eagles they will attack two great towers in a very great city. And maybe refer in the same terms to the attack on the Pentagon. And what if it is a known and established fact that this prophecy was written in 2,700 BCE ? That would be credible in favor of the Bible's Divine inspiration. But you don't find specifics in the prophecies of the Bible, especially of this detail. You only find vagueries.
And it has been discovered over time that, if the Kingdoms of David and Solomon actually existed, they were not the great and magnicifant kingdoms spoken of in the Bible, and that's if they ever even existed. There is no sign in the Sinai Peninsula of large Hebrew encampments. There is no evidence of the conquests of the Palistine.
All this asserts that the Bible cannot be taken seriously, it has no credible evidence, and so we can rightly dismiss it. This is a strong argument for the non-existence of God, and so we can dismiss that notion also.This is case where the challenge "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence" [Carl Sagan] comes into play