Thank you and let me start by saying what a great privilege it is to be here tonight. It is a rare pleasure indeed to be in the same room with so many people I have despised for years or even decades.
Is Donald Trump here tonight?
That's good. I can't look at him after such a big meal or it might come back.
Speaking of comeback, is the comeback kid here: Bill Clinton?
No? Close enough, we've got Bernie Sanders, the comeback old man.
Would any of you
The God whose existence is affirmed by the order of the universe is conmpletely different from the God whose existence is affirmed by doing a few nice things for devout individuals.
Both deities, and many more, could exist. They could even work at cross-purposes and in changing alliances as ancient mythologies describe.
The God who made the universe need have only the characteristics of great intelligence and intricate attention to detail, not necessarily any concern for any part
What "written testimony"? It seems that you do not understand who wrote the Gospels. They were not written by eyewitnesses. The stories were not "written testimonies".
Here we have the problem.
Christians believe (without evidence) that the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John were written by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John respectively and all completed before the end of the first century.
Non-Christians believe (without evidence) that none of the Gospels
President Obama is the least American President ever.
No, I don't believe he was born in Kenya and even if he was there briefly as an infant that would not affect his cultural background.
He was born in Hawaii. Hawaii is a captive country the US annexed (like any other colonial power) in the 1890s. There were people still alive when he was born that could remember life when Hawaii was no part of the US. Much of the population still thought of themselves as Americans.