BELIEVER: Like the bumper sticker says: “God said it. I believe it. And that’s that.
SKEPTIC: Yikes! All of it? Hey, wait a minute, didn’t I see you eat a ham sandwich for lunch?
BELIEVER: Yeah, what about it?
SKEPTIC: Isn’t that disallowed in the Old Testament?
BELIEVER: Oh that’s just old fashioned stuff. Nobody believes that anymore.
SKEPTIC: Except for the Jewish folks, of course.
BELIEVER: Of course.
SKEPTIC: But you believe in the ten commandments, right?
BELIEVER: Well, yeah. There’s a reason why they’re called commandments and not the “ten suggestions.”
SKEPTIC: So how do you decide what parts to follow, and what not?
BELIEVER: I dunno. Whatever still works, I guess.
SKEPTIC: I’m glad you don’t believe in everything in the bible, because I like football.
BELIEVER: There you go again, speaking in secret code. What does football have to do with the Old Testament?
SKEPTIC: I just wouldn’t want all the NFL players to be stoned to death for working on the Sabbath.
BELIEVER: That’s the last time I invite you over for the Superbowl.
SKEPTIC: (sigh) It gets lonely in an evidence-based universe.