November 21, 2011

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

November 19, 2011

The television show “Big Talk” tries to get to the bottom of the question “Does God Exist?” (video, 1:28). Read more

November 18, 2011

Religion sucks up $100 billion in the U.S. every year. Where does that money go? Let’s compare the money flow to a similarly-sized company to see if we’re getting our money’s worth. Read more

November 16, 2011

Apologists often say about the puzzling questions at the limits of science, “If you can’t answer them, we can!” For the old questions (such as “What causes disease?” or “What causes drought?”) this claim is now laughable. Why is Christianity’s claim to answer the new questions any less so? Read more

November 14, 2011

Christian scholar Michael Licona recently made one small challenge to the inerrancy of scripture, and that intellectual honest cost him his job. This shows what can happen if a Christian scholar follows the facts where they lead. More importantly, it means that anything written by a Christian scholar bound by his university’s statement of faith is suspect. Read more

November 12, 2011

Karl Marx’s “Religion is the opiate of the masses” quote doesn’t mean what most people think it means. Surprisingly, it gives clues to why religion is here and what would cause it to wither away. Read more

November 11, 2011

You only get one Spinal Tap day every century—11/11/11—and today is it. Spinal Tap was a fictional heavy metal group whose amps had dials that didn’t stop at 10 but went to 11. Today is a day to crank it to 11 by considering some similar nonsensical thinking within Christianity. Read more

November 9, 2011

Christian apologist Greg Kokul tries to turn the tables on the atheist who proposes the Problem of Evil, but his argument collapses into cogently-argued rubble. Read more

November 7, 2011

We all know that the moon isn’t made of green cheese. But is this knowledge justified? And what can this process tell us about more interesting claims such as “Jesus rose from the dead”? Read more

November 5, 2011

A deepity is basically the opposite of a profundity. A deepity is a statement that, to the extent that it’s true, is trivial, and to the extent that it’s profound, is false. Read more

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