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…]

’Tis the Season!

It’s Christmas time! Here are a few Christmas-themed posts from the vault. [Read more…]

ONE Bias That Cripples Every Christian Apologetic Argument

Here is a single bias that (in many forms) seems to underlie most Christian arguments. [Read more…]

Pascal’s Problem: A Mathematical Disproof of Pascal’s Wager

Guest post: Pascal’s wager takes a gambler’s probabilistic look at the promise of the afterlife. From this perspective, betting on Christianity’s afterlife is just a smart bet. But this conclusion doesn’t stand up to analysis. [Read more…]

Simplicity: the Trait Missing from Christianity

Christianity is not simple. Its holy book is huge, and libraries could be filled with the books written about it, arguing one way or another about an unending list of problems and puzzles. But doesn’t that complexity reveal something? The message from a real god would be simple. [Read more…]

Frank Turek’s Criminally Bad C.R.I.M.E.S. Argument: Evil and Science

This is the final part of Frank Turek’s comprehensive apologetic for Christianity. He says that the Problem of Evil actually works in his favor, and the fruits of science are proof of God’s existence. See if you are more impressed than I was. [Read more…]

Frank Turek’s Criminally Bad C.R.I.M.E.S. Argument: Morality

Turek makes the popular mistake of confusing “morality” and “objective morality.” A dictionary would clear up a lot of Turek’s confusion. [Read more…]

The Devastating Muslim Test for Christianity

Imagine a thought experiment in which Christians try to convert Muslims. Muslims are excellent candidates since they already embrace the supernatural, accept much of the Old Testament, and even see Jesus as a prophet. What could possibly go wrong? [Read more…]

The Great Debate: Theism vs. Naturalism. Where Does the Evidence Point? (2 of 2)

Theism and naturalism are two great worldviews that reach incompatible conclusions. Follow where each is pointing, compare that with reality, and see which one makes the most sense (part 2). [Read more…]

The Great Debate: Theism vs. Naturalism. Where Does the Evidence Point?

Theism and naturalism are two great worldviews that reach incompatible conclusions. Follow where each is pointing, compare that with reality, and see which one makes the most sense of the evidence. [Read more…]