Debunking 10 Popular Christian Principles for Reading the Bible

A Christian blogger, concerned about false charges of contradiction in the Bible, has proposed 10 principles to correctly evaluate the Bible. However, they may not take us where he wants us to go. [Read more…]

The Parable of the Professor and the Rocks

A little story about life’s priorities. [Read more…]

How Compelling is Christianity’s Cumulative Case?

Christian apologists sometimes imagine that their various arguments fit together like puzzle pieces. Usually, they’re more like a house of cards. [Read more…]

The Dunning-Kruger Effect: Are the Stupid Too Stupid to Realize They’re Stupid?

Has it ever seemed to you that less competent people rate their competence higher than it actually is, while more competent people humbly rate theirs lower? It’s not just your imagination. [Read more…]

Did You Hear? North Korea’s “Brilliant Comrade” Got a Haircut!

Kim Jong Un has a new haircut that’s all the buzz, and analysts are examining it for meaning. Reminds me of Christians turning over insignificant events for hidden messages from Someone else. [Read more…]

The Design Argument (Fiction)

The Design Argument (“Gee—the world looks so intricately put together!”) is popular but naïve and flawed. Here’s an exploration of that through a fictional discussion. [Read more…]

How Christian Apologists Teleport Across Lessing’s “Ugly, Broad Ditch”

A little thing like lack of evidence won’t stop Christian apologists from handwaving about why they’re justified in believing religious claims. Here’s how they get across Lessing’s Ditch. [Read more…]

How Do You Decide What to Believe?

We come across claims all the time, some reasonable and some farfetched. An influential Enlightenment philosopher has a useful metaphor for deciding what to believe. [Read more…]

Who Cares About Charles Darwin?

Charles Darwin was a giant force within biology, but I don’t care what he wrote. Creationists, by contrast, care a lot. They apparently imagine that, if they can quote him out of context, they can cast doubt on the validity of evolution. [Read more…]

The Argument from Mathematics Doesn’t Add Up to God (2 of 2)

Let’s conclude our exploration of this new argument for Christianity. The Argument from Mathematics argues that math’s ability to explain reality is so extraordinary that it demands a divine explanation. [Read more…]