Where is the Islamic Renaissance?

Contrast the chaos in the Middle East with a couple of historical examples (Japan a century ago and the Islamic Golden Age). Is the Islamic world missing an opportunity? Read more

Debunking 10 Popular Christian Principles for Reading the Bible (2 of 3)

We’re continuing our critique of 10 principles to correctly evaluate the Bible. Read more

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

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