The Declaration of Independence—A Christian Document?

Declaration of Independence

Many Christians like to point to the word “Creator” in the Declaration, but that word doesn’t mean what they think it does. In fact, the Declaration of Independence makes quite clear where the government’s power comes from, and it’s not God. [Read more...]

Does the Christian Care About the Poor or Not?

Do Christians really care about the poor? Millions do, of course. But prosperity-gospel preachers and many conservative politicians seem to have lost touch with this constituency. TV host Stephen Colbert has a stinging response. [Read more...]

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 footing. Is the Constitution secular? Or do these Christians have a point? [Read more...]

Marriage vs. Religious Freedom

A recent document from conservative Christians declared that the legalization of same-sex marriage would impose unfair burdens on them by barring discrimination against same-sex couples. After U.S. laws against mixed-race marriage were overturned in 1967, do you supposed the church complained in the same way, that they would no longer be able to discriminate against marriages that they didn’t like? [Read more...]

War on Christmas?

Is there a War on Christmas? Is the rightful place of Christian displays in public places being unlawfully curtailed? Or are we seeing the opposite—Christian displays imposed on the state-supported public square in violation of the Constitution? [Read more...]

An Atheist Ad Campaign—a Holiday Tradition!

Seattle Atheists launched a bus ad campaign for the holiday season. Several different banner ads will show ordinary people in ordinary scenes with the tag line, “1 in 4 is an atheist.” [Read more...]

James Dobson Needs My Money (and an Education)

Big wad of cash

In a fundraising letter, James Dobson makes clear the social problems he sees with the country and how making ourselves right with God would set everything right. It’s irresistible to pass up the opportunity to point out a few errors. [Read more...]

Bungling the Facts Behind Evolution

Is it reasonable for politicians to question science? A defense falls short. [Read more...]

Jesus and Aliens

Consider belief in Jesus and belief in space aliens. Which one is nuttier? [Read more...]

Why Worry About a God That Isn’t There?

You don’t call yourself an a-unicornist. Or an a-Santaist. Why call yourself an a-theist? [Read more...]


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