I know, I bit when I should have just kept swimming. Precisely why I deferred to SP. I think he likes that game.<quoted text>
A religie's response will inevitably be, "But, you don't understand how to read the Word of God...," "But, it says in another book written centuries later that...," "But, you don't understand science..."
You could have stopped reading his/her reply at the first word, because as the saying goes, "Everything after 'But,' is bull shyte."
Hell, it wouldn't make it any more valid to me if the thing didn't have contradictions.