Jesus: Just One More Dying and Rising Savior

Mythology has many precedents to the story of the resurrection of Jesus. Let’s look at some of these gods and see if they stand up to the challenge. [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? However, a little scrutiny unravels this story. [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…]

Lee Strobel’s Fragile Argument

Lee Strobel imagines that he takes a tough journalistic attitude to the Christian message and that evidence shows it to be correct. But a little investigation shows that his case is flimsy. [Read more…]

Separating Fact From Fiction: How Does Christianity Fare?

Imagine throwing your Net of Truth into the water. You want to pull up truth and nothing but the truth. What is your procedure for winnowing fact from fiction? [Read more…]

Don’t Believe Christianity Until You Believe in Aliens

The Christian accepts the claims of the gospels. Contrast this with another claim: that aliens have visited the earth. Since that claim beats the Jesus story on every point, does that mean you must accept alien claims? [Read more…]

Principle of Analogy

Some events are common in our everyday lives. When we see one of these, we know what bin to put it in. Other events are common, but only as legends–raising from the dead, for example. Here’s the principle behind this natural categorization. [Read more…]

Christians: What Would It Take to Change Your Mind?

How resilient is Christianity to contrary evidence? Does it blunder on in spite of clear evidence that its claims are false? Or are Christians eager to follow the evidence where it leads? [Read more…]

Christianity, the Ultimate Unfalsifiable Hypothesis

A hypothesis should be testable, including “God exists.” How honestly do Christians follow the evidence? And have they made their hypothesis unfalsifiable? [Read more…]

The Perplexing Monty Hall Problem and How It Undercuts Christianity

One of the three doors has a car behind it. You pick one, and the game show host reveals that one of the other two is a goat. Knowing that there’s a total of two goats and one car, do you switch? [Read more…]