This is a new feature I am going to be posting. "Fundie quote of the week".
“Contrary to popular misconception, biblical Christian faith is not blind. It is reasonable, evidence-based, and testable”
Then Mike goes on to quote his “evidence” from the Babble:
“(2 Thes. 3:2, Heb 11:1, Isa 1:18, etc.)”
2 Thes. 3:2 — And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith.
Heb 11:1 — Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Isa 1:18 — Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
These passages were so obviously written by superstitious (yet very creative and imaginative) delusional humans. The “reasoning” provided in the last passage you provided is simply a bunch of pretty adjectives and analogies of basically, nothing.
Sorry Mike, but Bible passages are NOT “reasonable, evidence-based, and testable”. Your beliefs are based on faith and your contradictory and inconsistent mythology book that was written by many human beings in ancient times. Nothing “evidence-based” and nothing “testable” concerning the existence of your god and resurrected zombie Jesus has been found to date. Your Bible provides no more evidence for the existence of your god any more than the Book of the Dead proves Ra exists, or the Hindu ancient texts prove that their multiple gods exist. It's all mythology that people choose to believe is real.