Christianity 2.0: Secular Christianity

A software upgrade—Microsoft Windows 3.1

How might Christianity evolve to become a better global citizen? I propose the idea of secular Christianity. [Read more...]

Josephus: A Reliable Source?

Illuminated Latin manuscript of “Antiquities of the Jews” by Josephus, 1466 (subset)

Josephus was a Jewish historian whose first-century writings mention Jesus. Christian apologists eagerly point to two references in particular as extra-biblical evidence of the miraculous works of Jesus. We’ll investigate them both to see if they hold up. [Read more...]

The Sin of Sodom was Homosexuality … Right?

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The story of Sodom and Gomorrah is often held up as clear evidence that the Bible was against homosexuality. But was homosexuality really the sin of Sodom? [Read more...]

Believers are Products of their Environment

Muslims circle the Kaaba (“Cube”) in Mecca

What fraction of Christians were not raised in a Christian environment? What fraction of Muslims were not raised in a Muslim environment? What does it say about the validity of religious claims that people typically take on the religion of their culture? [Read more...]

Saint … or Insane?

Charles Manson

Andrea Yates drowned her five children to save them from Satan, but both she and Joan of Arc heard the voice of God. Charles Manson vs. Abraham. Jim Jones vs. Joshua. Who’s the saint, and who’s insane? How do we distinguish them? [Read more...]

Kreeft’s Argument from Absolute Conscience Fails Absolutely

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Peter Kreeft’s Argument from Conscience assumes an absolute obligation. Like so many other apologists, his assumptions are unfounded. They’re also unnecessary—the natural explanation works just fine. [Read more...]

What? MORE on that 9/11 Cross?

A commemorative two-inch-high statuette of the 9/11 “Miracle Cross” is available in handsome pewter for the low, low price of only $12.95

The piece of rubble known as the World Trade Center Cross is a popular flash point in atheist/Christian relations. Are atheists being whiners for complaining about a Christian relic in a government-funded museum? Or would it make more sense to display this in a church? [Read more...]

10 Reasons to Just Say Nay to the Naysayer Hypothesis

Replica of German WW2 sign ("Attention: Mines")

We’re told that the gospel story must be true because, if it weren’t, eyewitnesses at the time would correct it. In fact, it doesn’t work that way. Here are 10 reasons why this naysayer hypothesis is nonsense. [Read more...]

A Flawed Analogy to Morality

Harlequin dexterity puzzle, R.J. Journet (London)

Leah Libresco has hit the ball back over the net in our conversation on morality. I respond to her comments, including a challenge that I am actually appealing to an external standard. [Read more...]

Christianity Supports Same-Sex Marriage: the Movie

My recent summary of how Christianity, seen correctly, supports same-sex marriage was rather brief. This video explores the topic in more depth. [Read more...]


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