The Argument from the Bible in the Briefcase

Last night James Croft attended a lecture by famous Christian apologist (and Oxford Professor of Mathematics), John Lennox. James was struck by the especial susceptibility of the American audience to emotional appeals, which led them to give a charming but intellectually shallow, evasive, and unoriginal defense of belief a standing ovation: This shows us something [Read More...]

20 Christian Academics Speaking About God

So many religious believers I encounter want to cite the existence of smart religious people as proof enough that their beliefs are rational. Below is a video just demonstrating how unintelligible, contradictory, or explicitly anti-reason many otherwise brilliant and highly credentialed scholars sound when they start actually explaining the religious beliefs that laypeople want to [Read More...]

Derren Brown’s “Miracles For Sale”

Brown’s site’s description: With the cameras in hot pursuit, Derren faces his toughest project yet, going in search of an unsuspecting member of the British public prepared to adopt the guise of a pastor and miracle worker. His chosen one then has six months to learn the trade and flourish across the pond as a [Read More...]

How Do You Know It’s A Miracle?

Tracie Harris does an exemplary job of getting a caller to focus on, and eventually concede, a key philosophical distinction. Take notes because this is how you make a point: Debate isn’t futile, you just need to be good at it. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Questions Intelligent Christians Must Answer

Earlier tonight on the internets I went around promoting a list I made a while ago of my then 10 favorite atheist YouTube video makers. One glaring omission from that list was the great ProfMTH, so I felt obliged to call attention to one of his videos tonight: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]


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