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September 09, 2013
Atheist Monument Critique: Madalyn Murray O’Hair
A Christian contrarian is unhappy with a new atheist monument on public property. See how...
September 04, 2013
Church/State Separation—Where Is the Line?
What is the attraction of putting Christian propaganda on public property? American Atheists recently put...
August 30, 2013
Understanding Morality—It’s Really Not that Hard
When apologist Greg Koukl critiques atheist morality, it’s hard to imagine that he’ll get so...
August 21, 2013
Explanation for Objective Morality? Another Fail.
In my never-ending quest to find a reasonable defense for the Christian claim of objective...
August 16, 2013
How Science Works (and How Christianity Thinks it Wins)
Creationists like to point to discarded ideas that science has left behind—geocentrism, Piltdown Man, ether,...
August 03, 2013
James Dobson Needs My Money (and an Education)
In a fundraising letter, James Dobson makes clear the social problems he sees with the...
July 24, 2013
Who Cares What the Bible Says About Gays? Look What it Says About Banks!
Are you interested in what the Bible says about homosexuality? First, let’s be clear about...
July 22, 2013
Objective Truth: Does the Bible Speak Plainly About Homosexuality?
I’m a bit surprised that I wind up agreeing with apologist Greg Koukl on a...
June 19, 2013
Religion in Public Schools: What Does the First Amendment Allow?
What do you do when faced with a law that seems to be ignorant of...
June 03, 2013
William Lane Craig Doesn’t Believe in Objective Moral Values
William Lane Craig has linked the existence of God to the existence of objective moral...
May 29, 2013
Why We Disagree on Moral Issues
Back and forth we go, arguing about who’s right on moral issues. I know of...
May 24, 2013
A Defense of Boy Scouts
Boy Scouts of America has gotten a lot of pushback against its new policy to...
May 08, 2013
A Biblical Foundation for American Freedoms?
Some Christian history revisionists eagerly claim biblical precedents for the pioneering rights that the U.S....
April 19, 2013
Same-Sex Marriage Leads to Police State
I recently attended the same-sex wedding of a friend, so I was particularly interested to...
April 17, 2013
Thoughts on the Boston Bombing
I have a tenuous connection with the Boston Marathon because I watched a few finishes...
March 18, 2013
Gay Marriage, Abortion, and Open Mindedness
A Republican senator reversed himself on same-sex marriage and now supports it. What causes a...
March 11, 2013
A Debt to Christianity?
A popular article argues that all of us—atheists, too—owe a great debt to Christianity. It...
March 04, 2013
What Would a Religious Constitution Look Like?
The U.S. Constitution is secular, which provides protection to both atheists and believers, but this...
March 01, 2013
The U.S. Constitution is 100 Percent Secular—or Is It?
Christians are eager to imagine the founding fathers building the nation’s foundation on a Christian...
February 27, 2013
Religion and Sports: Just Cultural Traits?
Religion and sports both have important dates throughout the calendar. They both have sacred designs...
February 22, 2013
Thoughtless Thinking About Homosexuality
An online Christian ministry has a flabby argument against homosexuality and same-sex marriage that needs...
January 30, 2013
It’s a Pro-Slavery Free-For-All!
That God allows slavery in the Old Testament is one of the stickier issues Christian...
January 24, 2013
Pushback on Abortion
My post in honor of the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade has gotten a...
January 22, 2013
A Defense of Abortion Rights: The Spectrum Argument
“Abortion means the death of a baby!” That’s true only if you say that a...
December 31, 2012
Top Religion Story of 2012
The Catholic League’s Bill Donohue enjoys getting agitated about this or that perceived insult against...
December 03, 2012
War on Christmas?
Is the zombie atheist army conducting a War on Christmas? Are atheists unlawfully curtailing the...
November 19, 2012
Tips for Dealing with Creationists
Creationists say the craziest things. I’ll save for later a critique of the actual errors...
November 05, 2012
The Sin of Sodom was Homosexuality … Right?
The story of Sodom and Gomorrah is often held up as clear evidence that the...
October 27, 2012
What? MORE on that 9/11 Cross?
The piece of rubble known as the World Trade Center Cross is a popular flash...
October 25, 2012
A Flawed Analogy to Morality
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