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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...]

A Flawed Analogy to Morality

Harlequin dexterity puzzle, R.J. Journet (London)

Leah Libresco has hit the ball back over the net in our conversation on morality. I respond to her comments, including a challenge that I am actually appealing to an external standard. [Read more...]

Christianity Supports Same-Sex Marriage: the Movie

My recent summary of how Christianity, seen correctly, supports same-sex marriage was rather brief. This video explores the topic in more depth. [Read more...]

Objective Morality Reconsidered

Is it just me, or is this cute?

Leah Libresco (of Unequally Yoked) has commented on my blog post about objective morality. She raises some good points, which is an opportunity to explore this subject further. [Read more...]

C.S. Lewis on Morality

Statue at Dachau (former concentration camp)

C. S. Lewis wrote on a number of apologetic topics. Let’s consider his thinking on morality. His appeal to objective grounding for morals doesn’t stand up to cross examination, and we can explain morality without this assumption. [Read more...]


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