I don't normally do this, but I can't resist as you have so easily set this up yourself.
"...the egyptians did not enslave the Jews, as ALL of the archaeological evidence shows..."
Wrong! Archaeologists, just this year in fact have said (Discovery Channel presentation, History Channel, PBS, Science Channel, I can go on) that the ONLY reason they had assumed that Egyptians didn't use slaves was because of the housing that was provided to these "workers" were of higher quality then they would have thought would be made for slaves. The other underlying reason, is because, to this DAY, No one, NO ONE knows how the Egyptians built the pyramids.
They have "Theories" Theories, as I learned in school are ideas that MIGHT <-- See that word? MIGHT explain how a process MAY be explained. Hence, as new science/evidence is found, a theory is discarded or changed in favor of the new evidence or discoveries. A Theory is just that, someone's best guess is to how they (and those who agree with them) think something might work. A theory is not a proven fact. Stop trying to trip people up over word play and I'll stop.
"or that the Earth is only 6,000 years old (seriously??!!!!!!)"
You show me where, in the Bible it says the earth is only 6,000 years old. In fact, this book you call a fairy tale, supports some of your science as in the first Chapter of Genesis it says "The Earth was a dark and covered with the waters of heaven" (In layman's term, at the time that God brought life to Earth, the Earth was already there, with WATER and was ready for life. Sounds a lot like what recent NASA finds of Mars and Jupiter's moons have suggested that instead of a hot, flaming dry planet, that our Earth may have had a LOT of water on it shortly after it was formed. The kicker? They can not explain how so much water got on the earth. The THEORY used to be that comets with water in them crashed into the earth and the ice and water contained in the comets slowly formed our wet atmosphere. However, once they tested water samples from comets in 2010 they found that the water molecules formation is not similar to Earths water molecules. Also, the amount of comets or other debris that would have to have brought water to Earth is such a high amount they don't think the Earth would have stayed intact. In fact, Of all the water samples tested in comets and other solar bodies, Earth's water molecules are formed 100% differently than any where else. So why would Earth be the only planet that has all this water, that could not have come from any of the sources that sciences THEORIES used to say?
"...or that Noah lived to 500 years old"
Again, science is actually helping prove the Bible right. They (When I say "They" I mean NASA and/or major Big Bang and Evolutionary scientists) said the earth is revolving slower and slower every year. Their theory is that 2000 years ago, a full day was only 20 hours long. Wow. So, if when Noah was on the Earth, I would bet that theory would say the earth was revolving even faster, so lets take a safe estimate and say that a full day then was only 16 hours. So if you do the math and multiply 16 hours x 365 (Oh wait, no, THEY also say that the movement around the sun was faster the further you go back, so I don't even have that number to add to the equation, but anyway, so lets assume just the basics. A full day we have now is a little over 24 hours. In a thousand years a full day might take 30+ hours. Anyway, if a man lived to be 500 years old back then, (A year being 365 days or one revolution around the sun) then those odds that Noah could have lived 500 "years" starts to look very plausible. Seeing how those that wrote the Bible didn't even use our current calendar or didn't have watches etc to track time, how can you even know how long a year back then was?
SCIENCE also says that people may have actually lived much longer than us back then due to very little disease or genetic mutations (Cancer etc) than we have now. These are YOUR people stating these THEORIES.
"...it's also littered with immorality, contradictions and outright lies."
Are you really the kind of person who, when reading a story with a moral gets hung up on every little detail and misses the POINT of the story? The Bible itself states that there are many parables (read: riddles/puzzles) in the Bible and those with WISDOM will know them. No, not intelligence. There is a big difference between wisdom and intelligence. I can go to any newspaper, book or publication about actual events and find many errors, contradictions and ideals that at the time where true but don't apply now.
"So you must believe the Earth is flat then? Because the Bible CLEARLY says this several times."
Really? Show me exactly where.
"If you question two entire fields, you should be questioning them all."
Really? So if one scientist tells me that my car has four wheels and one tells me that its color is blue.. Okay. My car has four wheels.. But its colored red. So once field of science was correct, one was wrong.
"So how do you feel about Atomic Theory? Any criticisms of that?"
Glad you asked. I can actually supply this one. In school I was taught that atoms have electrons that are spaced around the nucleus of an atom like planets in our solar system. The electrons were said to spin around the nucleus. Sounds familiar to most I hope.
That was the THEORY...then. Now, Science has discovered, that they were wrong. Because of Quantum physics they now say that electrons do not revolve around the atom. They very, very quickly appear and reappear at different places around the nucleus. In fact, they have found that sometimes, once electron can be in TWO DIFFERENT PLACES AT THE SAME TIME. Wow. Of course science isn't "exactly sure" how these electrons appear in two different places at the same time. They call it Quantum Physics and move on.
I'm sure someone, someday will come up with a good THEORY of how a photon of one atom can be 5 miles away and the other one can be 5 miles in other direction and yet, if you move one photon, the other photon, miles away, will instantly react as if the photons are somehow linked.... Some mysterious force that science can't explain. They mumble something about everything being made up of strings.. LOL Of course, that's another THEORY.
I'm you're aware of the phenomenon that if you try to measure the speed of one photon, that you can't measure the direction of the other. Mysteriously it's as if, under Quantum Physics, the photon actual knows your measuring it. Weird Cool Stuff that science just can not explain.
"It's because the scientific method WORKS."
Today it works, to a point., as Einstein found, that there is a big GAP in trying to explain Newton physics and Quantum Physics. Even Stephen Hawking has admitted that he can not explain how Newton physics and Quantum physics are tied together. He says they MUST be. MUST!
That wonderful "Theory of Everything" that science is always, but as of yet, have not found.
Of course, when they do find something they will change their theory.
The nice thing about the theories, as new science and knowledge is obtained, Theories can change, else we would all believe that the Earth was flat.
The nice thing about the Bible is that is does not change, and the rules that applied then, still apply now.
Last but no least, until science can show a real, 100% for sure half-human half-monkey fossil, then they can not PROVE that humans were ever anything other than humans.
Do we evolve? YES
Do creatures evolve? YES
SO why the argument?
Because I can believe that God had the WISDOM to foresee creatures and humans being presented with different environments that would require them to evolve in order to survive. That actually sounds just like something called a God would have the fore site to do.
Atheists want nothing but cold hard dead. Everything just dies. With Atheism, there is no soul. I really feel bad for you. To wake up every day and think that when you die that you, as a person, a soul,that all your thoughts, your dreams, your kindness, even your not so niceness meant absolutely nothing except for the survival of species. That sounds like a sad, depressing existence.
I'm not going to change your mind. But why do insist that I am stupid/ignorant just because I do believe in a higher power? I don't throw my beliefs in your face then call you stupid if you don't believe. All I do is hope that some day you do, for YOUR benefit, not mine.
Off my soapbox.
"There are no atheists in a foxhole" - Reverend William T. Cummings