In Which I Experience a Miracle. Or Not.

I’ll share with you a remarkable message from God to me … or perhaps it was just a curious coincidence. You decide. [Read more…]

The Curious Tale of the Angel of Mons

The stories of William Tell, King Arthur, and Robin Hood might have legendary elements. These stories happened long ago, so it’s hard to tell. But don’t think that the supernatural can’t corrupt modern history as well. [Read more…]

Fallible Memories and the Development of Legend

Human memory is unreliable, and a confident memory may not be an accurate one. Take a look at a few examples to see how weak the Christian claim is that the gospels have a reliable foundation. [Read more…]

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…]