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Lee Strobel, of The Case for Christ infamy, was asked a series of questions by Hemant Mehta and his friendly band. He answered them in much the same fashion as anyone familiar with christain apologetics would expect, but then he turned the tables and presented the Friendly Atheist with six questions from other christian thinkers for atheists. I weigh the one miracle against the other; and according to the superiority, which I discover, I pronounce my decision, and always reject the greater miracle. In other words, if a boy steals a hundred dollars and a senator steal a hundred dollars then misfortune should befall them equally. Instead we see that there are those that can escape the consequences of their actions and obfuscate their wrongdoing. Maybe one day we will pierce the veil beyond the big bang and see what came before. However there is no point in trying to answer that mystery with another mystery. I think doubt keeps me sharp(er). It keeps me searching and asking questions. Since I dont believe we can say whether or not the universe is infinite I dont accept that the law of excluded middle applies. This argument misses two obvious replies. Theism is simply belief in a deity. Happy HuntingAs has been stated by others these questions are not the silver bullets that some seem to believe. They are not the best arguments against atheism or the questions most likely to plant the seeds of conversion in the godless. These are standard theist and christian points used universally from apologists on down to street preachers.