The Hard Evidence Against A Literal Adam And Eve

Jerry Coyne explains why the proposed idea of a single pair of original human ancestors is refuted by what we know of our evolutionary ancestry: Over at the Templeton-funded BioLogos website there has been a lot of discussion about the historicity of Adam and Eve. This is a problem because scripture claims these two were [Read More...]

The Thing That Made The Things For Which There Is No Known Maker

Strictly deriving belief in the Christian God logically from the problem of where everything comes from: It’s amazing how the problem of how something comes from nothing leads to so many obvious and unavoidable truths, isn’t it? Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Noah’s Ark: God, Giraffes, & Genocide

Thanks to Gordon for the video. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Is This What Lesbian Wedding Vows Might Sound Like?

By Kirk Anderson, via United Atheist Front Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

The Christian Logic Of Power, Pride, Humility, Free Will, Original Sin, And All-Consuming Divine Narcissism

Pride has traditionally been disparaged by Christianity as not only a vice but as the chief vice. Christianity has gone so far as to recommend humility as one of the highest virtues for a human being. The theological reasons for this begin with the way that traditional Christianity understands human beings primarily relationally, as in [Read More...]

True And False In Adam And Eve

Yesterday I replied to Mary Midgley’s article out this weekend, which claimed that evolutionary theory does not refute Genesis since Genesis was not meant to be a literal description of how God made the world. In reply I revisted remarks and videos that I posted last fall which overviewed the ways that even if we [Read More...]

How Genesis Is Not Only Literally False, But Metaphorically False

Mary Midgley argues that only the views of fundamentalist literalists are refuted by the fact of evolution: Appeals to evolution are only damaging to biblical literalism. Certainly the events described inGenesis 1 are not literally compatible with what science (from long before Darwin’s day) tells us about the antiquity of the Earth. But this is not [Read More...]

Bertrand Russell’s “Why I Am Not A Christian”

Russell reads his classic, Why I Am Not A Christian.  I find his reading and his rhetoric riveting. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Missionaries of Hate

Do American evangelical leaders really oppose Uganda’s “Kill The Gays Bill”?  What exactly is the extent of their responsibility for the creation of this mercilessly unjust, religiously motivated law?  Mariana van Zeller’s documentary Missionaries of Hate explores the question: Jim Burroway has more interview footage with Ugandan MP David Bahati, who introduced the “Anti-Homosexuality Bill”, including [Read More...]


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