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Old Testament Slavery—Not so Bad?

A recent podcast spent an hour responding to Dan Savage’s well-publicized public spanking of the Bible. The podcast says that Savage’s claim–that the Bible is “radically pro-slavery”–is hopelessly wrong, but the Bible itself disagrees. [Read more...]

Claims that Prayer Cures Disease

Claims that prayer actually does work aren’t hard to find. Getting a plausible, evidence-based claim is much more difficult. [Read more...]

Christians as Star Trek Fans

Christians and Star Trek fans (the kind who dress up like Vulcans and Klingons) share a lot more similarities than Christians may like. [Read more...]

Ten Commandments have no Role in Public

Few Americans can list the Ten Commandments, but so what? What is their relevance in modern society? [Read more...]

Humor (or not): God’s Plan

A cartoon with a very pointed response to Christians’ answer to the Problem of Evil [Read more...]

Debate: Does God Exist?

A summary of a recent local debate between a humanist and a Lutheran minister. The topic: “Does God exist?” [Read more...]

Are Churches More Like Charities or Country Clubs?

We can tell charities from country clubs by their financial statements. Charities do good works with most of their income; country clubs don’t. Which one is more like a typical church? [Read more...]

Pastors Speak Their Mind (and Flout the Rules)

Nonprofit status comes with strings attached, and one of those is that pastors must not advocate for one candidate over another. This quid pro quo seems oppressive to some, and they have organized civil disobedience against it. [Read more...]

Church Accountability

Senator Grassley was largely ignored by six ministries when he asked for information about their operations four years ago. What are they hiding? [Read more...]

What do Churches Have to Hide?

U.S. nonprofit organizations are required to disclose their financial information to the public. It’s a contract—the Internal Revenue Service gives them nonprofit status, and in return they prove that they’re spending that money wisely. This applies to all nonprofits except churches and religious organizations. Isn’t that odd? It’s almost like they have something to hide. [Read more...]


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