I have been reading and commenting on the writings of atheists over at Debunking Christianity for about a month now.
The whole point of this site is to disprove Christianity not to have their beliefs questioned. I have tried to question their beliefs, but I was somewhat chastised as to the point of the website. I understand and I even had one person over there give me his email address in order to take the discussion of his beliefs offline. The only posting by Christians should really be in defense of Christianity.
At first I was somewhat troubled by the website not because they are trying to “debunk” Christianity as much as the fact that I didn’t have a lot of answers to their questions. Over the last month or so I have used this as an opportunity to once again question my own beliefs.
They never attacked my personal character and they always addressed the issue rather than me. I believe most of them are honest and are searching for some truth. I warn you that it is not for the lighthearted. It has caused me to reevaluate my Christian beliefs. Thankfully it has made me stronger rather than weaker. It has caused me to look inside and outside of the Bible for evidence that my beliefs have some validity.
Over the past couple days my failure to provide answers has really damaged my own impression of my faith. I realize how much I lack the ability or understanding to answer their questions. I'm kind of bummed about my inadequacy, but if anything it really says to me that I have a lot of studying to do in order to first and foremost prove to myself that my beliefs are valid.