Well lets say for a moment that there are no problems that plague the Bible. There are no problems with inconsistencies or contradictions. There are no problems with historicity. For the sake of argument lets say the Bible is a completely reliable text. Would that be enough?
Even if I did accept all those parameters there is still one thing the Bible is predicated on. Miracles. A miracle is definded as, "an effect or extraordinary event in the physical world that surpasses all known human or natural powers and is ascribed to a supernatural cause." Miracles are something that can not be explained by natural means. As a matter of fact there is no way you could try and explain them using natural means because they go against nature in every way. I'll give you a few examples of what a miracle might be. A hand that grows back after it has been severed, raining hamburgers, levitation, etc...
Christianity is predicated on one big miracle. The resurrection of Jesus Christ. If this event did not occur then Christianity ceases to exist. Now, we could argue till we are blue in the face if miracles do occur in our present world. But by definition miracles can not exist in a natural world. If they did exist and did occur then they would not be miracles and could be explained naturally. Miracles would then become a part of normal life and cease to exist.
I want to make a distinction before I move forward. There are some things science has yet to explain by natrual means. This does not make them a miracle by default. Take for instance the origins of our world. Scientists have a good theory of how it happened but most still say they don't know exactly how it happened. Just because we don't yet fully understand how things work does not make them miraculous. It just means we have not derived a natural explination at this current time in history. Miracles go against nature and have no natural explination. Thus being supernatural or abnormal.
Jesus' bodily resurrection goes against every thing that is natural and normal. Thus, again, being supernatural and abnormal. So even if the event did happen in our world then the only explination would be to invoke a supernatural force, i.e. God (or any other abnormal force you can think of really). The probability of this event occuring in our natural world is absolutely nil. I am not saying it could have "possibly" happened because by all means any thing is "possible". But science does not use possibilities; only probabilities.
So my argument is twofold.
- Jesus' bodily resurrection goes against nature and normality. Thus invoking the supernatural and abnormal.
- When invoking the supernatural and abnormal you throw out all probability. By doing so you open endless possibilities all having an equal probability of zero.
Plus if God does use miracles to show us he cares, etc..., he should stop the pointless suffering that happens every day to people who can't help themselves. People who have been born into starvation, genocide, and poverty. That would be miraculous. But seeing as miracles only happen to people who can afford them, I'll leave you with a great quote.
"We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already." — J.K. Rowling