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Religion and Sports: Just Cultural Traits?

How similar are religion and sports?

Religion and sports both have important dates throughout the calendar. They both have sacred designs and special clothes. They both have revered spaces. Superstition in sports is like supernatural belief in religion. They both create an “us” and a “them.” How far can we take this comparison? [Read more...]

Thoughtless Thinking About Homosexuality

Don't kiss a girl if you're a girl?

An online Christian ministry has a flabby argument against homosexuality and same-sex marriage that needs dismantling. [Read more...]

It’s a Pro-Slavery Free-For-All!

American slave auction, 1619

That God allows slavery in the Old Testament is one of the stickier issues Christian apologists deal with, but instead of dealing with it honestly, some want to ignore the difficult parts. Take a look at what they don’t want you to know. [Read more...]

Pushback on Abortion

More on the abortion question

My post in honor of the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade has gotten a response. It’s more supportive than many Christian responses. Let’s take a look. [Read more...]

A Defense of Abortion Rights: The Spectrum Argument

Responding to the Christian view that abortion is forbidden

“Abortion means the death of a baby!” That’s true only if you say that a newborn baby is no different than the single cell that it came from. But this denies a spectrum of personhood that we all acknowledge. [Read more...]

Top Religion Story of 2012

Are Christians more generous than atheists?

The Catholic League’s Bill Donohue enjoys getting agitated about this or that perceived insult against his religion, but he’s delighted with a new study showing the religious to be more generous. A little research uncovers a different story, however. [Read more...]

War on Christmas?

“How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” by Dr. Seuss (1957)

Is the zombie atheist army conducting a War on Christmas? Are atheists unlawfully curtailing the rightful place of Christian displays in public places? Or are we seeing the opposite—Christian displays imposed on the state-supported public square in violation of the Constitution? [Read more...]

Tips for Dealing with Creationists

Ray Comfort’s fabled “crocoduck”

Creationists say the craziest things. I’ll save for later a critique of the actual errors in their arguments against evolution. Let’s look instead at some of the higher-level errors they make. Consider this a dose of Creationist vaccine. [Read more...]

The Sin of Sodom was Homosexuality … Right?

Sodom and Gomorrah small

The story of Sodom and Gomorrah is often held up as clear evidence that the Bible was against homosexuality. But was homosexuality really the sin of Sodom? [Read more...]

What? MORE on that 9/11 Cross?

A commemorative two-inch-high statuette of the 9/11 “Miracle Cross” is available in handsome pewter for the low, low price of only $12.95

The piece of rubble known as the World Trade Center Cross is a popular flash point in atheist/Christian relations. Are atheists being whiners for complaining about a Christian relic in a government-funded museum? Or would it make more sense to display this in a church? [Read more...]


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