Yes, Biblical Slavery Was the Same as American Slavery


In an ongoing effort to let the Bible speak for itself, consider a recent post by a Christian apologist who energetically argues that biblical slavery and American slavery were very different. [Read more...]

God Creates Evil


The Ten Commandments is a short list, and it doesn’t cover all of God’s shenanigans. We’ll also compare God’s holy book against a much better source of morality. (And about God creating evil? That comes from the Bible.) [Read more...]

God Needs a 12-Step Program to Obey His 10 Commandments

Sand sculpture

If God gave Man the Ten Commandments, you’d think that he’d be the one who followed them the best. You’d be wrong. Perhaps God’s guiding principle is “do as I say, not as I do.” [Read more...]

George Washington Couldn’t Tell a Lie … But God Can

George Washington and the cherry tree (painting, 1939)

You’d think that only fallible humans would have a hard time telling the truth. Perhaps God is only human, because this is a tough one for him, too. [Read more...]

Why the Gospel of Mark Is Likely NOT an Eyewitness Account

Martyrdom of Mark

How do we know that Mark wrote Mark? Why believe the claims that Mark documented eyewitness testimony–or that any of the gospels do? There is evidence, but it’s pretty flimsy. Here’s how apologists justify those claims. [Read more...]

Human Sacrifice in the Bible (2 of 2)

“Noah’s Offering” by Francesco Castiglione (17th century)

Don’t think the Bible gets saner as you move from the Old Testament to the New. Take a look at the logic behind the Bible’s most important human sacrifice. [Read more...]

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

Christian Gullibility Cardiff Giant

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

More Sloppy Thinking from William Lane Craig

WLC William Lane Craig apologetics

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

christianity atheism

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...]