Well I cannot say that I know what you are referring to when you say that the Bible has failed to "hold up" in some instances, but we have the witness through his spirit that it not only holds up but everything that it promises is terue, again as I've said to you so many times before, is that it takes FAITH, and that it will have to take a willing mind first and above all, and until you are willing to take that crucial first step, you will remain stagnate in the mire of unbelief that the adversary has you mired in.<quoted text>
Certainly I don't have to have proof of God to consider the words of the Bible, but I can't say truthfully that I believe the words of the Bible are the words of God, when I don't know truthfully that God exists. The simplest explanation without evidence, and one which makes the most sense in view of some of the horror in the Bible is that the words are simply words of men written at a time of 1800 to a few thousand years ago.
We know that man has had the ability to write in that time period; we do not know that a God exists.
I know that some very famous atheists have studied the Bible intensely (of course some because they were originally preachers or evangelists) and we know from a lot of sources that the Bible does not hold up as the Word of the God that Christians describe. That is not proof of no god, but is very damning evidence against the Bible being Divine writings or divinely inspired writings.
Lawest, it is not appropriate to use the word logic though when supporting the existence of God, because logic will not support the existence of God (even though Matt Slick has stated that logic existing proves God - but Matt Slick, in my opinion, is a very bombastic and opinionated person who is not particularly intelligent, because his arguments on logic are not correct according to the study of logic, which I did study in university).