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That’s just your opinion/interpretation

You cannot absolutely prove your claims about Christianity.  Therefore, it’s all just your opinion/interpretation.
Answer
  1. Everything is an interpretation, including the view that “it’s just your interpretation.”
  2. No one as absolute proof about anything.  We do the best we can.  That’s life.
  3. Christians don’t claim absolute proof.  We claim trust rooted in evidence.
  4. It’s not just one persons interpretation but over one billion.  A billion people can be wrong but a careful thinker should  examine the claims before dismissing them.
  5. ‘Truth’ does not require ‘proof.’  For example, “I have a winning lottery ticket.”  Just because the person has no proof does not mean they do not have a winning ticket.
  6. Is all truth realative?  Are you absolutely sure?  If so, this would be an absolute truth and the statement is therefore false.
  7. People who say, “That’s just your opinion/interpretation” mean that their statement is true for everyone.  But if they were consistant they’d just have to say that it’s their opinion/interpretation and they could be wrong.
  8. If all claims are just an interpretation, there is no truth to search for, just opinions.
  9. Some consider absolute truth claims to be close-minded.  Therefore, these people are close-minded to the idea of finding truth: it’s contradictory.
  10. The claim that all truth is just opinion/interpretation is a truth claim and therefore contradictory and hypocritical.