Guest Post: The Flat Tire and the Gospels

Christian apologists will tell you that the differences between the resurrection stories in the four gospels are unimportant. They might even say that the differences add authenticity. Guess again. (This is a guest post by long-time commenter Richard S. Russell.) [Read more…]

Easter Critique: the Bible Can’t Even Get its Own Punch Line Straight (Infographic)

The Easter story is the Bible’s punch line. It’s said to be the solution to Mankind’s primary problem. But untangle the elements of the story, and you’ll see that the gospels radically disagree with each other. [Read more…]

25 Stupid Arguments Christians Should Avoid (Part 13)

Christians, do us and Christendom a favor and avoid these arguments (part 13). [Read more…]

“The Case for Christ”—So Now It’s a MOVIE?!

Lee Strobel’s wildly successful Christian apologetics book series “The Case for Christ” (etc.) is now a movie. See what amounts to strong Christian evidence to this no-nonsense journalist. [Read more…]

Mormonism Beats Christianity—Or Does It? (2 of 2)

Mormonism’s textual reliability is far better than the Bible’s (Part 1), but let’s now consider the other side of the issue. What does the skeptic say about the truth of Mormonism? And what lessons can we learn about what makes a successful religion? [Read more…]

God’s Life Is Hell

Christians invent, without evidence, new properties for God. Let’s consider a couple of them and see the unfortunate consequences that befall God. [Read more…]

Guest Post: The Resurrection and Alternative Facts

Consider two curious events claimed in Matthew to have happened at the time of the crucifixion. Do scholars back up Christians’ claims about them? And how does that empower us to stand up to “alternative facts” in Christian apologetics? [Read more…]

Dating Advice: the FIRST Thing to Figure Out in a Relationship

Read the strange story of the girlfriend who wasn’t there, and see how Christians can be similarly fooled. [Read more…]

A Convincing Holy Book? Not Possible.

Here’s a thought experiment. I doubt it would convince a Christian to change his religion … but shouldn’t it? [Read more…]

25,000 New Testament Manuscripts? Big Deal.

When the conversation turns to the reliability of the New Testament, the number of manuscript copies is likely to enter the conversation. 25,000 copies. That is indeed a lot, but it’s irrelevant. [Read more…]