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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...]

The Prayer Experiment Critiques Itself

Dark-path

The philosophical paper which was the inspiration for the 40-day Atheist Prayer Experiment has some self-critique. Kudos to the author for full disclosure, but this critique takes us to a place he didn’t expect. [Read more...]

Friend Request from Jesus?

Faithbook-friend-request

Let me update you on the Atheist Prayer Experiment, week 2. Is the Problem of Divine Hiddenness Christianity’s toughest problem? [Read more...]

Public Challenge: Show Me a Miracle

Click for Atheist Pig cartoon “Proof is a Burden”

Miracle claims are a little out of vogue. Where they’re made, they’re rarely splashed across the front pages but remain within their small religious community. Let’s investigate a particular bold claim to see if it holds up. [Read more...]


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