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I’m Bob Seidensticker, the blogger behind Cross Examined, and I’d like to introduce myself to the Patheos community. [Read more…]

OK, Smart Guy—YOU Tell Us What Happened

I don’t find the Christian story compelling. That the gospel story is literally true is far too big a claim with far too little evidence to support it. But instead of attacking the Christian claims this time, it’s time to explain my view. This is what, to me, explains the facts best. [Read more…]

Project Reason Video Contest

Project Reason’s annual video contest has six short, pithy videos. Here’s my favorite. [Read more…]

Word of the Day: Atheist’s Wager

Pascal’s Wager is a popular apologetic. Let’s turn that on its head to see if the atheist position might actually be the more logical wager. [Read more…]

Witch Hunts, Sex Scandals, and the Atheist Community

I’m a big fan of The Amazing Meeting. I’ve been to several of these skeptics conferences, starting in 2004, but TAM is under criticism lately. Is this criticism justified? I can’t say for sure, but I do sense similarities with a famous sex abuse case. [Read more…]

God is Nonexistent

Can science say that anything doesn’t exist? Sure—unicorns, dragons, wizards. It doesn’t say this with certainty but with confidence. By the same logic, God doesn’t exist. [Read more…]

Conference Notes

Here are some thoughts after a weekend freethought conference [Read more…]

Yet Another Conference …

I’m headed out to the Orange County Freethought Alliance Conference. [Read more…]

Debate: Does God Exist?

A summary of a recent local debate between a humanist and a Lutheran minister. The topic: “Does God exist?” [Read more…]

Book Review on “Bible Geek” Podcast

Noted theologian Dr. Robert Price recently presented a flattering review of my book, Cross Examined, on his Bible Geek podcast. [Read more…]