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10 Reasons the Crucifixion Story Makes No Sense

Close-up from Matthias Grünewald’s 1506 painting of the crucifixion of Jesus, “Isenheim Altarpiece”

The crucifixion story? Not that big a deal. Here are 10 reasons why it makes no sense. [Read more...]

Why Does the Bible Have No Recipe for Soap?

Why does the Bible not have a recipe for soap?

Soap wasn’t known to the ancients, but it’s not hard to make. Why no recipe for it in the Bible? Can we stop with “God has his reasons,” or does this say something about the truth of the Bible? [Read more...]

A Debt to Christianity?

Does Christianity give us much? Do atheists or secularists owe it a debt?

A popular article argues that all of us—atheists, too—owe a great debt to Christianity. It grounds the stable Western society that we take for granted. (Or does it?) [Read more...]

Lee Strobel’s Fragile Argument

Investigation shatters a poor argument

Lee Strobel imagines that he takes a tough journalistic attitude to the Christian message and that evidence shows it to be correct. But a little investigation shows that his case is flimsy. [Read more...]

Separating Fact From Fiction: How Does Christianity Fare?

when you throw your net into a sea of truth, what do you get? do you get Christianity?

Imagine throwing your Net of Truth into the water. You want to pull up truth and nothing but the truth. What is your procedure for winnowing fact from fiction? [Read more...]

What Would a Religious Constitution Look Like?

The US Constitution is not in the least religious

The U.S. Constitution is secular, which provides protection to both atheists and believers, but this trait is under attack by Christian revisionists. They pretend that it’s actually religious. Let’s consider what a religious constitution would actually look like. [Read more...]

The U.S. Constitution is 100 Percent Secular—or Is It?

Is the Constitution secular? Yep.

Christians are eager to imagine the founding fathers building the nation’s foundation on a Christian footing. Is the Law of the Land secular? Or do these Christians have a point? [Read more...]

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...]

Don’t Believe Christianity Until You Believe in Aliens

If you like the Jesus resurrection story, you should like the alien story better!

The Christian accepts the claims of the gospels. Contrast this with another claim: that aliens have visited the earth. Since that claim beats the Jesus story on every point, does that mean you must accept alien claims? [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...]


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