I have heard atheists claim that disbelief in the God of the Bible is no different than the Christian’s disbelief in Zeus. Christians are just inconsistent in their atheism.
Is disbelief in YHWH the same as disbelief in Zeus?
Belief in God, contrary to what some claim, is not based on blind faith. There is evidence. There is the cosmological argument, the argument from design, the moral argument and so on. I am not suggesting that atheists must be convinced by this evidence. My goal concerns only which god fits the evidence.
Who is Zeus?
Zeus is the son of the Titans Chronos and Rhea, the brother of Poseidon and Hades, husband of Hera and father of countless children, by both goddesses and mortals. What did he create? Nothing. What did he design? Nothing. How moral is he? When it comes to his adulteries and rapes, he is morally worse than the average human.
Who is YHWH?
There is no mythology for YHWH. He is not born from other gods, he is eternal. He created the universe and is source of all life. He does not have a body, but rather is omniscient, omnipresent and omnipresent. He is holy and righteous and the one by which right and wrong are measured.
What does this all mean? Christians do not believe in Zeus (or Thor or Horus or any other mythological gods) because all of the evidence that does point to a God, has nothing in common with the pagan gods. The Judeo-Christian God is believable, not because he is the God of living religions, but because he is consistent with the philosophical evidence.
I believe in YHWH because he is the God who fits the evidence.