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Happy Birthday, Patheos!

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Let’s take a look back at some highlights of the Cross Examined blog on today’s Patheos anniversary. [Read more...]

MS-DOS and Objective Truth

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IBM-compatible MS-DOS PCs used to start up displaying a C-prompt (the “C:>” with a blinking cursor). We don’t conclude anything transcendent from this. Similarly, most humans have an innate sense of morality, but we can’t conclude anything transcendent from this either. [Read more...]

Innovative Responses to the Fine-Tuning Argument

Fine Tuning Christianity

Here are four rebuttals to the fine-tuning argument that don’t get enough attention. [Read more...]

Sean Carroll Slaps Down Fine Tuning Argument

Christianity Fine Tuning

Physicist Sean Carroll gives five responses to the apologist’s argument that the universe was finely tuned. He includes a provocative list of features of reality predicted by theism and naturalism to see which explains reality better. [Read more...]

Carefree Christian Dinghy Hits Immoveable Rock of Reality: Thoughts on the Craig vs. Carroll Debate

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Philosopher William Lane Craig debated cosmology with a cosmologist, Sean Carroll. Predictably, Christianity didn’t fare so well. [Read more...]

Shroud of Turin: Easter Miracle or Hoax?

Shroud of Turin, Debunked

What are we to make of the Shroud of Turin? Is it a miracle or a fake? [Read more...]

Failed Prophecy: Psalm 22

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Apologists claim hundreds of prophecies fulfilled by the life of Jesus, and this psalm is one of the most popular. With a little poking, however, the claim that it predicted the crucifixion unravels. [Read more...]

500 Eyewitnesses to the Risen Christ? 9 Reasons Why It’s Not Likely.

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The apostle Paul claims that 500 people saw Jesus alive after his crucifixion. This claim is popular among apologists who imagine this as strong evidence that the crucifixion is historical. However, this argument crumbles under scrutiny. [Read more...]

Women at the Tomb Are Weak Evidence for the Resurrection

Resurrection Easter Women

Apologists love to bring up the women at the tomb. Women weren’t reliable witnesses in Jewish culture at the time, so why would the gospel authors place them there if the story weren’t true? But the story unravels with a little scrutiny. [Read more...]

10 Reasons the Crucifixion Story Makes No Sense

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The crucifixion story? Not that big a deal. Here are 10 reasons why it makes no sense. [Read more...]


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