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Pointless Parables

Some of the New Testament parables are pretty good. They make a useful point, and they add to our moral vocabulary. I explore a few of the recent apologetic parables that, unfortunately, weren’t made to the same standard. [Read more...]

An Inept Attempt to Defang the Problem of Evil

Christian apologist Greg Kokul tries to turn the tables on the atheist who proposes the Problem of Evil, but his argument collapses into cogently-argued rubble. [Read more...]

Tribulations of Leaving Religion

You can leave a company with two weeks’ notice. You can leave a club by not paying dues. But leaving Christianity often brings consequences. How will your fellow parishioners interpret your departure, and how will they respond? [Read more...]

Atheist Toast

Even squinting, you can’t see anything special in this toast. [Read more...]

Televangelists Prove Prayer Is Useless

Televangelist TV is one long infomercial that always ends with a direct appeal in two parts: (1) please pray for us and (2) please send lots of cash. But why bother with the request for money? Who cares about donations when you can get help from the creator of the universe? [Read more...]

Lee Strobel’s Fragile Argument

Lee Strobel imagines that he takes a tough journalistic attitude to the Christian message and that evidence shows it to be correct. But a little investigation shows that his case is flimsy. [Read more...]

Faith Shows the Emperor has No Clothes

Defending an invisible God and celebrating faith is exactly what Christians would do if their religion were manmade. Faith is always the last resort. If there were convincing evidence, Christians would be celebrating that, not faith. [Read more...]

“I Used to be an Atheist, Just Like You”

I can believe that you used to be an atheist. It’s the “just like you” part that I’m having a problem with. If you’d been just like me, you wouldn’t make apologetic arguments to which I have an immediate rebuttal. [Read more...]

Confused Thinking About Homosexuality

An online Christian ministry has a long argument against homosexuality and same-sex marriage that needs dismantling. [Read more...]

Christianity is Self-Defeating

The book of Exodus gives God’s demand that the Jews stick with their own kind when they returned to Canaan. God had to make sure that they weren’t corrupted by the other religions. But the Bible wouldn’t have this prohibition unless the religion had been invented! The Bible defeats itself. [Read more...]


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