1.6% of the North American population says that the Bible can’t be trusted in what it says.
Example: Atheists used to say that land of Ophir did not exist.
Why would they say this? Well, according to atheists, if any historical document has been included into the Bible it should automatically be considered a lie or legend or myth.
The Bible speaks of Almug trees (sandalwood), precious stones, gold, silver, ivory, apes and peacocks.' [1 Kings 10v11-12] being brought to Solomon’s court from Ophir. Ophir must have been a considerable journey away from Solomon's port at Ezion-geber on the Gulf of Aqaba (near today's Eilat), for the return journey seems to have taken `three years' [1 Kings 10v11-12] to complete. The quantities of gold from Ophir imported into Judah were sizeable - "and they came to Ophir and fetched from hence gold, of the gold of Ophir, and seven thousand talents of refined silver to overlay the walls of the houses...." [ 1 Kings 9.28; 1 Chronicles 29.4]
While the Bible wrote of this as though it was historical fact, all this was scoffed at by atheists for the reason described above.
Then was found, 'Gold from Ophir for Beth-horon 30 Shekels' an inscription on a potsherd that was found at Tell Qasileh (near Tel Aviv).
Once again, atheists are proven wrong and the Bible is shown to be historically correct.
Will this and several dozen similar examples put an end to these people’s claim that the Bible can’t be trusted. Of course not.
This 1.6% of the population still maintains their position that the Bible is a useless bronze age rag, not because of the evidence but in spite of the evidence. They must do this or their world-view will collapse.
This is what these people are like. It’s how they think.