In the ten or so days in which I have been a member of GT, I have noticed that the Bible is quoted by both believers and non-believers to make and/or refute one point or another. I have also noticed that direct Biblical quotes are routinely ignored by both sides. So I ask both believers and non-believers, why bother quoting the Bible in the first place if you won't accept it from the other side? For Christians: Can the case FOR Christianity be made without the Bible? Can one actually BE Christian without the Bible? Would YOU be Christian at all if you had never seen a Bible? For Atheists: Can a case FOR Atheism be made without the Bible? Can one actually BE Atheist without the Bible? Would YOU be Atheist at all if you had never seen a Bible? For Everyone: Is it possible to have a civilized religious issues discussion WITHOUT throwing Biblical verses back and forth? Would you support a Bible Free Debate PREFIX on GTRI forum? Why or why not?