Why 'Do Some' People Debate Whether "Jesus Christ Is Lord" But Nobody Debates Whether "Superman Can Fly" If Both Jesus Christ and Superman Are Fictional Characters In Fictional Universes As 'Some People' Say They Are'?

Imagine a world with two groups of people and there is just one book in that world and we shall call this book The Bible.

Okay

Half of the world believes the Bible to be fiction.

Half of the world believes the Bible to be factual.

Nobody is forced to choose whether it is fact or fiction.

Wouldn't everybody in that world say "Jesus Christ Is Lord" because whether you believe The Bible to be fact or fiction Jesus Christ is still Lord - there is no debate about that.

Whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa, STOP! HOLD IT!

No, they would not. That's what you seem to consistently not understand throughout your responses. The people who believe the bible is fiction WOULD NOT BELIEVE JESUS CHRIST IS [the] LORD.

Please, get that through your head

Now, imagine a world with two groups of people and there is one book and we shall call it The Hobbit.

Half of the world believes The Hobbit to be fiction.

Half of the world believes The Hobbit to be factual.

Shouldn't everybody in that world say "Frodo Baggins is a Hobbit" because whether you believe The Hobbit to be fact or fiction Frodo Baggins is still a Hobbit - there is no debate about that.

That's a false comparison.

  1. Nobody believes the hobbit is factual, so you can't compare them.

  2. Saying "Frodo Baggins is a Hobbit" is more comparable to saying "Jesus Christ was a human being" than it is to claiming he's the son of God.

  3. I'll present you with a comparison that actually works. Saying "Jesus Christ is the son of God" is more like saying "Frodo Baggins is the son of the God that created our existing universe, outside of LOTR"

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