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10 Reasons the Crucifixion Story Makes No Sense

Close-up from Matthias Grünewald’s 1506 painting of the crucifixion of Jesus, “Isenheim Altarpiece”

The crucifixion story? Not that big a deal. Here are 10 reasons why it makes no sense. [Read more...]

Why Does the Bible Have No Recipe for Soap?

Why does the Bible not have a recipe for soap?

Soap wasn’t known to the ancients, but it’s not hard to make. Why no recipe for it in the Bible? Can we stop with “God has his reasons,” or does this say something about the truth of the Bible? [Read more...]

A Debt to Christianity?

Does Christianity give us much? Do atheists or secularists owe it a debt?

A popular article argues that all of us—atheists, too—owe a great debt to Christianity. It grounds the stable Western society that we take for granted. (Or does it?) [Read more...]

Lee Strobel’s Fragile Argument

Investigation shatters a poor argument

Lee Strobel imagines that he takes a tough journalistic attitude to the Christian message and that evidence shows it to be correct. But a little investigation shows that his case is flimsy. [Read more...]

Separating Fact From Fiction: How Does Christianity Fare?

when you throw your net into a sea of truth, what do you get? do you get Christianity?

Imagine throwing your Net of Truth into the water. You want to pull up truth and nothing but the truth. What is your procedure for winnowing fact from fiction? [Read more...]

Don’t Believe Christianity Until You Believe in Aliens

If you like the Jesus resurrection story, you should like the alien story better!

The Christian accepts the claims of the gospels. Contrast this with another claim: that aliens have visited the earth. Since that claim beats the Jesus story on every point, does that mean you must accept alien claims? [Read more...]

Response To an Angry Christian

Why were Stalin and Hitler bad? Was it the moustaches?

A Catholic blogger claims to have distilled atheists’ arguments down to just two. And he’s not impressed. [Read more...]

Polytheism in the Bible

Many gods aren't just in Greek or Roman legends. The Bible has polytheism as well.

Have you come across enigmatic verses where God seems to be one of many? The Old Testament is full of them. Let’s take a look and see the transition from polytheism to monotheism. [Read more...]

Atheists: What Would It Take to Change Your Mind?

Atheists and Christians should be open minded about new evidence

Listen up, atheists! What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. We’ve asked Christians what it would take them to change their minds. Now: what would it take for you to change YOURS? [Read more...]

Christianity is Self-Defeating

Why settle for a Hollywood cutout when you can have the real thing?

The book of Exodus gives God’s demand that the Jews stick with their own kind when they returned to Canaan. God had to make sure that they weren’t corrupted by the other religions. But the Bible wouldn’t have this prohibition unless the religion had been invented! The Bible defeats itself. [Read more...]


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