Illogic of the Garden of Eden Story

Fumbling for his recline button, Ted unwittingly instigates disaster (Far Side)

Far more Americans take the Garden of Eden story as history than you might imagine. Given that, let’s critique the story. Does it hold up? Where did it come from? [Read more...]

Tribulations of Leaving Religion

Cathars (members of a Christian sect) expelled from Carcassonne, France in 1209

You can leave a company with two weeks’ notice. You can leave a club by not paying dues. But leaving Christianity often brings consequences. How will your fellow parishioners interpret your departure, and how will they respond? [Read more...]

Religion in Public Schools: What Does the First Amendment Allow?

Lemon Sherbert—oddly relevant to questions about the First Amendment

What do you do when faced with a law that seems to be ignorant of the First Amendment? Here is a brief primer on how religious freedom applies in public schools. [Read more...]

Bible Reading in Schools: Illegal for 50 Years

Madalyn Murray O’Hair, participant in landmark Supreme Court case

Bible reading in public schools was declared illegal 50 years ago today. But we can’t rest on our laurels. Consider just one ongoing attack, a new Mississippi law that permits religious speech in schools. [Read more...]

Bible Contradictions to the Trinity

Shell + yolk + white = egg

The definition of the Trinity is clear about the equality in majesty of the three persons of the Trinity. But does the Bible agree? Consider a number of verses that call this equality into question. [Read more...]

God Has Many Names, But Do We Need One More?

What does the Trinity put here?

Aren’t we missing a fourth name? Father + Son + Holy Spirit = who? Here’s why “The Trinity” doesn’t work. [Read more...]

The Long, Strange Story of the Trinity

Borromean Rings, interlocked only when all three are present

Muslims have it figured out: there is no god but Allah. That’s it. But it took centuries for Christians to cobble together the idea of the Trinity, picking it among many plausible alternatives. They admit that it’s not understandable. Let’s take a closer look at this contradictory doctrine. [Read more...]

Christianity Can Rot Your Brain

Religious violence

God commands a lot of genocide in the Bible. Apparently feeling compelled to justify the savagery of his favorite deity, apologist William Lane Craig actually argues that the slaughter was justified and righteous. [Read more...]

Magician Uri Geller Teaches Much About Bible Miracles

Spoon bending—paranormal gift or parlor trick?

Those who make paranormal claims have a lot to teach us about the Bible and its supernatural claims. The apologetics from both camps are surprisingly similar. [Read more...]

William Lane Craig Doesn’t Believe in Objective Moral Values

Guest post by avalon

William Lane Craig has linked the existence of God to the existence of objective moral values. He’s also given us a definition for those values, but is that definition objectively true? Let’s put it to the test … [Read more...]


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