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Exponentially Increasing Claims and Christianity

claims for God are implausible

“God exists” is an easy claim to make, but how likely is it? Consider a series of increasingly unlikely categories of claims to see where the Christian claim fits in. [Read more...]

Scientist Thinking vs. Lawyer Thinking

Lawyer

Consider two kinds of thinking. Each has its place, but we fool ourselves when we use one but pretend that we’re using another. [Read more...]

Christmas Time! Time to Investigate the Virgin Birth “Prophecy.”

An atheist considers a stained-glass manger scene

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 that chapter is actually talking about to see if Matthew’s claim holds up. [Read more...]

Video: Are the Gospels Eyewitness Accounts?

Are the Gospels Eyewitness Accounts?

They tell us that the gospels were written by eyewitnesses, or at least that they are eyewitness testimony. But how do we know that? This video approach to the question shows that the evidence is pretty flimsy. [Read more...]

Jesus a Legend: A Dozen Reasons (Part 2)

Wizard of Oz

Is the Jesus story a legend? Christians don’t think so. Here are some reasons they give for rejecting the legend hypothesis, with rebuttals. (Part 2 of 2) [Read more...]

Jesus a Legend: A Dozen Reasons

Griffon

Is the Jesus story a legend? Christians don’t think so. Here are some reasons they give for rejecting the legend hypothesis, with rebuttals. [Read more...]

C.S. Lewis Gets it Wrong: Liar, Lunatic, Lord … or Legend?

“The Unicorn in Captivity” (c. 1500), the Unicorn Tapestry collection, The Cloisters

C.S. Lewis is rightly famous for his impact on Christian apologetics. With this argument, however, he misses the elephant in the room. [Read more...]

Gospels vs. the Perfect Miracle Claim

Tinker Bell

We can argue back and forth for hours about the quality of the evidence in the gospels, but to understand the evidence, let’s simplify. Drop the problematic aspects of the gospel story and ask yourself if this makes it more credible … or less. [Read more...]

Are We Just Molecules in Motion?

Diagram of water molecule

Can a mechanistic view of the human brain explain consciousness or morality? Some Christian apologists say no, but they need to see these properties as emergent phenomena. [Read more...]

Saint … or Insane?

Charles Manson

Andrea Yates drowned her five children to save them from Satan, but both she and Joan of Arc heard the voice of God. Charles Manson vs. Abraham. Jim Jones vs. Joshua. Who’s the saint, and who’s insane? How do we distinguish them? [Read more...]


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