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God Loves the Smell of Burning Flesh: Human Sacrifice in the Bible

“Sacrifice of Isaac” (part) by Caravaggio, 1603

Christians like to look down on Israel’s Old Testament neighbors. (“Of course God was justified in wiping them out—they were barbaric!”) Let’s see if Israel wasn’t just as bad. [Read more...]

What the Cardiff Giant Hoax Teaches Us About Christians

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A hoax that bested showman P.T. Barnum has an interesting religious thread. [Read more...]

More Sloppy Thinking from William Lane Craig

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William Lane Craig is the insane gift that keeps on giving, a cornucopia of crazy. Let’s look further at the nutty thinking at his book Reasonable Faith. [Read more...]

God is Nonexistent

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Can science say that anything doesn’t exist? Sure—unicorns, dragons, wizards. It doesn’t say this with certainty but with confidence. By the same logic, God doesn’t exist. [Read more...]

The God Debate, 3 of 3 (Fiction)

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A Christian and an atheist debate God’s existence in this 3-part excerpt from my book Cross Examined. [Read more...]

The God Debate, 2 of 3 (Fiction)

Cross Examined square

A Christian and an atheist debate God’s existence in this 3-part excerpt from my book Cross Examined. [Read more...]

The God Debate (Fiction)

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A Christian and an atheist debate God’s existence in this 3-part excerpt from my book Cross Examined. [Read more...]

Arguing the Truth of the Bible (Fiction)

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A Christian and an atheist debate various arguments for the truth of the Bible in this excerpt from my book Cross Examined. [Read more...]

A Response to Pascal’s Wager (Fiction)

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Mathematician Blaise Pascal famously compared belief in God to a wager. In this scene from my book, a Christian and an atheist argue about the strength of this argument. [Read more...]

Foolproof Method for Separating History From Legend?

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A Christian author proposes four simple rules for winnowing historical truth from legend. Let’s try them out. He concludes with a bizarre standard for knowing truth. [Read more...]


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