10 Skeptical Principles for Evaluating the Bible

Where does this piece go?

We’ve recently critiqued a Christian approach to rules for evaluating the Bible. Here is my modest proposal for some better ones. [Read more...]

Debunking 10 Popular Christian Principles for Reading the Bible (3 of 3)

Looks worse up close

Let’s conclude our critique of 10 Christian principles to correctly evaluate the Bible. [Read more...]

Where is the Islamic Renaissance?

Commodore Perry's black ships enter Tokyo Bay

Contrast the chaos in the Middle East with a couple of historical examples (Japan a century ago and the Islamic Golden Age). Is the Islamic world missing an opportunity? [Read more...]

Debunking 10 Popular Christian Principles for Reading the Bible (2 of 3)

No, doesn’t make a lot of sense to me either.

We’re continuing our critique of 10 principles to correctly evaluate the Bible. [Read more...]

Debunking 10 Popular Christian Principles for Reading the Bible

Someone may get hurt with arguments this clever

A Christian blogger, concerned about false charges of contradiction in the Bible, has proposed 10 principles to correctly evaluate the Bible. However, they may not take us where he wants us to go. [Read more...]

How Compelling is Christianity’s Cumulative Case?

House of cards

Christian apologists sometimes imagine that their various arguments fit together like puzzle pieces. Usually, they’re more like a house of cards. [Read more...]

Did You Hear? North Korea’s “Brilliant Comrade” Got a Haircut!

That’s a flattop good enough for an absolute dictator

Kim Jong Un has a new haircut that’s all the buzz, and analysts are examining it for meaning. Reminds me of Christians turning over insignificant events for hidden messages from Someone else. [Read more...]

The Design Argument (Fiction)

Cross Examined square

The Design Argument (“Gee—the world looks so intricately put together!”) is popular but naïve and flawed. Here’s an exploration of that through a fictional discussion. [Read more...]

How Christian Apologists Teleport Across Lessing’s “Ugly, Broad Ditch”

This bridge won’t carry you across

A little thing like lack of evidence won’t stop Christian apologists from handwaving about why they’re justified in believing religious claims. Here’s how they get across Lessing’s Ditch. [Read more...]

The Argument from Mathematics Doesn’t Add Up to God (2 of 2)

Barbie says, “Math is hard!”

Let’s conclude our exploration of this new argument for Christianity. The Argument from Mathematics argues that math’s ability to explain reality is so extraordinary that it demands a divine explanation. [Read more...]


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