Combat Myth: The Curious Story of Yahweh and the Gods Who Preceded Him

The Combat Myth is a myth that varies by culture but has common themes of order conquering chaos. We’ll see the commonality on a thousand-year journey from Akkadian mythology, through Babylonian and Ugaritic mythology, and culminating in the story of Yahweh in the Old Testament [Read more…]

How Christianity Retarded Modern Society by 1500 Years

Consider the simple invention that kicked off the Industrial Revolution. The aeolipile (see image) could’ve triggered it in the Roman Empire centuries earlier, but Roman society didn’t provide a supportive environment. That should’ve changed when Christianity took control, but it didn’t. Why? [Read more…]

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

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.

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)

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

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)

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)

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

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

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…]