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Word of the Day: Atheist’s Wager

Pascal’s Wager is a popular apologetic. Let’s turn that on its head to see if the atheist position might actually be the more logical wager. [Read more...]

Infinity—Nothing to Trifle With (2 of 2)

Some apologists toss around the idea of infinity easily and comfortably. If they understood some of the complexities, perhaps they wouldn’t be so comfortable. (Second of a 2-part post.) [Read more...]

Infinity—Nothing to Trifle With

Some apologists toss around the idea of infinity easily and comfortably. If they understood some of the complexities, perhaps they wouldn’t be so comfortable. [Read more...]

Gay Marriage Inevitable?

Same-sex marriage seems inevitable. If we assume that, how should the church respond? (And how do you think the church will rewrite history 20 years from now when same-sex marriage is commonplace and unquestioned?) [Read more...]

Witch Hunts, Sex Scandals, and the Atheist Community

I’m a big fan of The Amazing Meeting. I’ve been to several of these skeptics conferences, starting in 2004, but TAM is under criticism lately. Is this criticism justified? I can’t say for sure, but I do sense similarities with a famous sex abuse case. [Read more...]

The Truth of the Bible

The Bible has far more manuscript copies than any book from history, and Christians claim that it holds hundreds of instances of fulfilled prophecy. But how reliable is it? Is it history or just mythology? [Read more...]

Word of the Day: Russell’s Teapot

Before the Flying Spaghetti Monster, before the Invisible Pink Unicorn, was Bertrand Russell’s orbiting teapot. This is the classic thought experiment that exercises our ability to distinguish the plausibly real from the merely unfalsifiable. [Read more...]

God is Nonexistent

Can science say that anything doesn’t exist? Sure—unicorns, dragons, wizards. It doesn’t say this with certainty but with confidence. By the same logic, God doesn’t exist. [Read more...]

God is as Believable as Unicorns

How do we handle claims of unicorns and other fanciful beasts? These don’t perplex us; we know what to do with them. Similarly, we know what to do with god claims. [Read more...]

Word of the Day: Shibboleth

This interesting Hebrew word means “torrent of water.” But that’s not what it really means. [Read more...]


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