Responding to “10 Myths About God”

Like this, except that you actually want it

A Christian ministry has made a series of short videos that reject ten myths about God. In some places, they make good points. In others … not so much. [Read more...]

The Curious Tale of the Angel of Mons

Suit of armor

The stories of William Tell, King Arthur, and Robin Hood might have legendary elements. These stories happened long ago, so it’s hard to tell. But don’t think that the supernatural can’t corrupt modern history as well. [Read more...]

8 Reasons to Reject C. S. Lewis’s Argument from Desire


The Argument from Desire is easy to understand and has an intuitive feel. Let’s look at it skeptically to see if it holds up. [Read more...]

Debate Aftermath

Atheist Christian debate

Some thoughts on the recent debate with Christian apologist Rand Wagner. [Read more...]

Fallible Memories and the Development of Legend

memory legend Christian

Human memory is unreliable, and a confident memory may not be an accurate one. Take a look at a few examples to see how weak the Christian claim is that the gospels have a reliable foundation. [Read more...]

When Christian Arguments Backfire


Here’s a clever Christian argument to respond to the problem of biblical contradictions. Let’s see if it gets the job done … or blows up in the Christian apologist’s face. [Read more...]

Upcoming Debate on God’s Existence 11/15/14


Do you live in the western Washington? In a week, I have a debate on the topic, “Does God exist?” [Read more...]

How Decades of Oral Tradition Corrupted the Gospels


We delude ourselves if we imagine that the Jesus story was transferred from person to person in pre-scientific Palestine any more reliably than stories travel orally today. The transmission of the gospel was more like gossip than Homer. [Read more...]

I’ve Seen the Future of the Church

Church as cafe

A few months ago, I visited a remarkable church. Let me tell you about it. [Read more...]

When Christianity Was in Charge, This Is What We Got

Monstrous creatures from Sebastian Münster’s “Cosmographia” (1544).

We’ve given Christianity a chance. It dominated Europe for over a thousand years. Christianity talks a good story about the supernatural, but here’s what happens when they talk about things that can be tested. [Read more...]