“Hold on now, that’s a difficult verse! We have to take it slow.” You’ve heard this excuse. Let’s look at five principles Christians use for the Bible that they wouldn’t use for any other book. Read more

Have you ever discussed some unpleasantness in the Bible only to hear that we need to “let the clearer passages interpret the difficult ones” or “let the Bible clarify the Bible”? What’s to clarify? Don’t label parts of the Bible “clear” and “difficult” when you really mean “pleasing” and “displeasing”! Read more

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

The economy, terrorism, gun control, health care—Americans have a lot on their minds in this election year. But here’s a sleeping issue that should be on the agenda. Read more

What has Christianity done for society? We’ve recently explored the claims that Christianity was behind the modern university. Let’s move on to the similar claim about modern hospitals. Read more

Imagine throwing your Net of Truth into the water. You want to pull up truth and nothing but the truth. What rules does the Net use to winnow fact from fiction? Read more

The U.S. Constitution is secular, which provides protection to both atheists and believers, but this trait is under attack by Christian revisionists. Take a look at what they think are parallels between the Constitution and the Bible. Read more

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

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, who could believe Christianity before aliens? Read more

Let’s wrap up our analysis of a Catholic blogger’s rant against atheism. He gives us three more arguments with which he’s not impressed. Curiously, neither am I. Read more

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