A God-Created World Would Look Like a ’60s Family Sitcom

Christians must defend the messed-up world that God gave us, and sometimes they push back and demand to know what the atheist thinks would be better. I’m glad they asked, because I know what a God-created world would look like. [Read more…]

The Leaky Noah’s Ark Tale (2 of 2)

Some concluding thoughts about the Noah story: the original protagonist (it wasn’t Noah), a critique of God’s omniscience, what the rainbow really means, and the real reason why God launched the flood. [Read more…]

The Leaky Noah’s Ark Tale

Put aside your skepticism and take the Noah’s flood story seriously, as most Americans do. How well does it hold up? [Read more…]

Illogic of the Garden of Eden Story (2 of 2)

Let’s wrap up our look at the Garden of Eden story by looking at the internal consistency of the story. Do the implications of the story fit with both reality and the rest of Christianity? [Read more…]

Illogic of the Garden of Eden Story

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…]

Never Quote a Bible Verse (and 7 Examples Where Christians Forget This Advice)

A Christian apologist gives good advice about never reading a Bible verse without reading it in its context. Out-of-context verses are a Christian tradition, and Chick tracts are a fun source of examples. [Read more…]

How Long from Original New Testament Books to Oldest Copies?

Consider the time gap from the original of each book in the New Testament to our oldest copy, chapter by chapter. This gap is on average 171 years. How can we trust what the New Testament says when we can’t be sure that copies were faithfully made during that long period? [Read more…]

“A Universe That’s Understandable Points to God,” but How Understandable Is the Universe?

Christian apologists point to a universe that is understandable by physics, mathematics, and other disciplines as evidence of God. That kind of order shows the hand of God! But let’s first ask ourselves how understandable the universe actually is. [Read more…]

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

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: Still Illegal After Half a Century

Bible reading in public schools was declared illegal 50 years ago, 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…]