Since My Deconversion: I Think I’ve Been in Denial About Christian Insincerity.

Yesterday Frank Schaeffer published a post that’s already going viral accusing the moneymakers atop the Evangelical Christian world of not really buying what they’re selling: Let’s be honest. Sure some smart young people who “come to Christ” are deeply sincere. Then life happens to them and they come to see that nothing is quite as [Read More...]

Why Nye Was Right To Debate Ham

George Waye has a very good piece with just some of the reasons that, contrary to the imploring of so many other evolution supporters, Bill Nye made the right choice in opting to debate Ken Ham: The idea that this debate emboldened creationists by giving them a stage is, I think, demonstrably wrong.  First, you [Read More...]

Stream and Comment Upon the Bill Nye/Ken Ham Discussion Here

UPDATE: Below is the video of last night’s completed discussion of creationism between Ken Ham and Billy Nye: Hey everyone. Here’s the link to where you will be able to stream the discussion of evolution and creationism tonight between Bill Nye The Science Guy and Ken Ham The Not Science But Creationism Instead Guy. Please [Read More...]

Learn Cosmology From A Cosmologist, Not An Apologist

Counter Apologist points to this interview by SkyDivePhil with the renowned cosmologist Sir Roger Penrose talking about Conformal Cyclic Cosmology. The hardly any of the interview addresses religious apologetics, at the 20:05 mark he is asked about William Lane Craig’s interpretation of the meaning of CCC and Penrose explains how Craig misunderstands it. Counter-Apologist explains [Read More...]

Bart Ehrman Debates Old Testament Scholar on Bible’s Treatment of Suffering

This was an interesting debate. Bart Ehrman, though a non-believer, has all of a preacher’s cadences and appeals to the Bible to make his points, so it is very much a back and forth that feels like it’s taking place on the same turf with the same basic weapons. It’s interesting to see how this [Read More...]

Calling Ex-Muslims

This summer I had the pleasure of meeting Hassan Khalifeh at the CFI Student Leadership Conference. He’s good people. And as part of a project he’s doing he would like to talk with ex-Muslims about their struggles dealing with their families, friends, and work on account of their leaving their faith. If you are such [Read More...]

After I Deconverted: I’ve Usually Felt Honored and Understood When Christians See Me As “Still Christian”

Sometimes Christians say that I or my philosophy express Christian ideals excellently. Sometimes atheists should revolt against such comments. But I usually love them. [Read more...]

My Discussion of Gays With Right Wing Radio Host Jesse Lee Peterson (Free Audio and Transcript)

On December 11, 2013 I appeared on the nationally syndicated Jesse Lee Peterson Show to discuss my blog post “How I Wish The Homosexuality Debate Would Go”. Usually old episodes of the show can only be heard with a subscription, but you can listen to my appearance for free by using this link for Camels [Read More...]

A Pastor’s Burden

Below is a guest post by Clergy Guy. It is a full repost, with permission, of “There’s No End” from his blog Clergy Guy. Not long ago, I was with a new widow in the emergency room of a hospital. Together we looked at the body of her husband who had taken his own life. [Read More...]


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