Originally posted by twhitehead
Whereas you theists just pick one at random and stick to it whatever the probability?
That's where you are wrong. Believers don't randomly pick whatever belief and just blindly stick to it. Believers are convinced their beliefs are true because of our own personal experiences and how those experiences mesh with the Scriptures we read.
We didn't just pick up a book at random, read it, and then simply decide the whole thing has to be true, and then charge forward, willing to die for that belief. Only a crazy person would do such a thing.
Sadly, this is an apt description of what most skeptics really think of Christians. But it's based on complete ignorance.
We believers are all former skeptics. We know what it's like to walk a mile in your shoes. On the other hand, you have no clue what it's like to walk a mile in ours, and thus have no basis (other than hope and desire) to brand our beliefs "random."