It's actually a pretty impressive rant. Too bad it's misdirected.
To be fair, I've had to take my lumps over the years as well. I've learned that I can start to feel invincible, untouchable, when I get behind a keyboard facing an adversary in ideology. It's far different from a face-to-face encounter where tone of voice, nuance, and body language come through. Anymore, for long emails and posts that are emotional in nature, I often take a break and come back to it later in order to cool down and straighten out my head. It looks like the Barefoot Bum could stand to learn that lesson as well.
So I've left this comment:
Rhology responded, "I'll be happy to provide biblical documentation at any time, just ask."
I never figured that statement was an offer to "prove" the Bible is the Word of God. So, I think we're suffering some miscommunication here.
Here's how it all went down:
The BB: Even leaving aside the question of God's existence, why should I assume there's any correlation whatsoever between what you say and what God wants?
Rhology: Not asking you to assume it. I'll be happy to provide biblical documentation at any time, just ask. TGOTB has self-revealed in the Bible, so I'm just reporting it. Don't shoot the messenger.
The reader not tainted by recent temper tantrums will note that I was referring to biblical documentation on the lines of how I can be sure I know that the Bible teaches what I'm saying it teaches.
Your request to write an essay proving the Bible's divine origin is quite a different question. I could provide plenty of evidence for it, but the question is: would you accept it? Take my position on for just a sec - IF the Bible is indeed the Word of God, and you don't believe in it, that makes you a truth-suppressing wicked man who hates God and loves darkness. Why would anyone listen to someone who never takes off his blindfold and refuses directions from those who can see?
So, if my presuppositions are correct, then you're saying exactly what one should expect you to say.
Finally, given your penchant for emoting, I shouldn't be surprised at this post, but I had hoped for more. But caught up in the heat of the moment, it can be hard to think straight.