Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Cottingley Fairies

Though close to a century old, this hoax has lessons that remain valid today. [Read more…]

God is as Believable as Unicorns

How do we handle claims of unicorns and other fanciful beasts? These don’t perplex us; we know what to do with them. Similarly, we know what to do with god claims. [Read more…]

The Most Popular Logical Fallacy in Christian Discourse?

One particular logical fallacy springs too easily to many Christians’ lips. It’s easy to spot, and those who care about making sense should look for and eliminate this error. [Read more…]

Houdini vs. Sherlock Holmes

Any of us are susceptible to the allure of the pleasing supernatural answer over harsh reality. Magician Harry Houdini gave Sir Arthur Conan Doyle a choice between natural and supernatural explanations. Guess which one he chose. [Read more…]

Failed Prophecy: Psalm 22

Apologists claim hundreds of prophecies fulfilled by the life of Jesus, and this psalm is one of the most popular. With a little poking, however, the claim that it predicted the crucifixion unravels. [Read more…]

500 Eyewitnesses to the Risen Christ? 9 Reasons Why It’s Not Likely.

The apostle Paul claims that 500 people saw Jesus alive after his crucifixion. This claim is popular among apologists who imagine this as strong evidence that the crucifixion is historical. However, this argument crumbles under scrutiny. [Read more…]

Women at the Tomb Are Weak Evidence for the Resurrection

Apologists love to bring up the women at the tomb. Women weren’t reliable witnesses in Jewish culture at the time, so why would the gospel authors place them there if the story weren’t true? But the story unravels with a little scrutiny. [Read more…]

10 Reasons the Crucifixion Story Makes No Sense

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

Jesus: Just One More Dying and Rising Savior

Mythology has many precedents to the story of the resurrection of Jesus. Christian apologists want to pretend they don’t exist. Take a look. [Read more…]

Virgin Birth of Jesus: Fact or Fiction?

Matthew grounds his virgin birth story as the fulfillment of a prophecy from the Old Testament book of Isaiah. Let’s take a look at what Isaiah is actually talking about to see if Matthew’s claim holds up. [Read more…]


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