Yeah, but Christianity Built Universities and Hospitals! (2 of 2)

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What has Christianity done for society? We’ve recently explored the claims that Christianity was behind the modern university. Let’s move on to the similar claim about modern hospitals. [Read more...]

The US Constitution Founded on the Bible? Guess Again.

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The U.S. Constitution is secular, which provides protection to both atheists and believers, but this trait is under attack by Christian revisionists. Take a look at what they think are parallels between the Constitution and the Bible. [Read more...]

Dating the Gospels: Harder than You Might Think (2 of 2)

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We’ve looked at conservative Christians’ early dating of the gospels. Now let’s consider scholars’ consensus opinion. [Read more...]

Dating the Gospels: Harder than You Might Think

“Saint Paul Writing His Epistles” (painting, c. 1620)

Different groups of Bible fans use different dates for the writing of the gospels. Consider conservative Christians’ early dating of the gospels to see if the reasoning holds up. [Read more...]

12 Reasons Why Jesus Is a Legend (3 of 3)

Jesus legend

Is the Jesus story a legend? Christians don’t think so. Here are some reasons they give for rejecting the legend hypothesis, with rebuttals (part 3). [Read more...]

12 Reasons Why Jesus Is a Legend (2 of 3)

Jesus legend

Is the Jesus story a legend? Christians don’t think so. Here are some reasons they give for rejecting the legend hypothesis, with rebuttals (part 2). [Read more...]

12 Reasons Why Jesus Is a Legend

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Is the Jesus story a legend? C. S. Lewis didn’t think so. Here are some reasons Christians give for rejecting the legend hypothesis, with rebuttals. [Read more...]

The Curious Case of the Gospel of Mrs. Jesus

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In 2012, a tiny papyrus scrap was labeled, “The Gospel of Jesus’s Wife.” What’s the latest? And what of Christians’ reactions to the fragment? [Read more...]

Who Would Die for a Lie? (Another Weak Christian Argument) (2 of 2)

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This is the second part of a dissection of the apologetic “Who would die for a lie?” that argues that the apostles’ deaths are strong evidence that the Jesus story is true. Not only is there scant historical evidence for their martyrdoms, but other elements of the argument smell fishy. [Read more...]

Who Would Die for a Lie? (Another Weak Christian Argument)

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Apologists like to point to the deaths of the apostles and ask, “Who would die for a lie?” What doesn’t get enough attention is the more fundamental question: “Why think that any of the apostles were martyred in the first place?” The evidence supporting the claim is quite flimsy. [Read more...]


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