"It comes down to this beyond all the maneuvering. You have not nor can prove that the biblical god exists beyond the story."
I have proven it to myself, just not to those of limited perception. Existance is proof enough to know there is a vital force and universal energy that is omni-potent.
"As we go through the many contradictions found in the bible it becomes a very upstream battle to defend (it is part of the meme to defend it)."
When one attacks with distortion and lack of understanding something that has validity it becomes necessary to defend it from those who wish to turn the world into a place where lying and evil only exist in individual perception.