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“Cross Examined” Available on Kindle!

Have you been waiting for my new book, “Cross Examined: An Unconventional Spiritual Journey,” in Kindle format? Wait no longer! [Read more...]

Football Christianity

Football player Tim Tebow is famous for public praise and Bible verses. But he is a billboard for more than just the run-of-the-mill Bible verses. [Read more...]

Word of the Day: Shermer’s Law

Michael Shermer made a useful distinction between how we came to a belief and how we now defend that belief. Often, we came to a belief without much consideration, but if we’re forced to defend it, we won’t admit the weak justification. Rather, we’ll apply all our intellect to cobble together our best defense and then fool ourselves that that’s the reason. [Read more...]

Five Emotional Pro-Choice Arguments

Pro-life advocates claim that a single cell and a newborn are both “babies.” Let’s test that claim with five pro-choice arguments that appeal to the emotional or intuitive side of the brain rather than the intellectual. [Read more...]

A Defense of Abortion Rights: the Spectrum Argument

“Abortion means the death of a baby!” That’s true only if you say that a newborn baby is no different than the single cell that it came from. But this denies a spectrum of personhood that we all acknowledge. [Read more...]

The “God is Simple” Argument

Apologists argue that God is simple. But their argument isn’t holy but full of holes. [Read more...]

Harold Camping’s New Year’s Resolutions

Let’s take a peek at Harold “The sky is falling” Camping’s New Year’s resolutions. [Read more...]

Word of the Day: Systems and Wicked Problems

We all deal with systems—for example, the many parts that work together to make a car work or the many people who work together (or not) to make a community work. The concepts of tame vs. wicked problems provide insight into how systems work. [Read more...]

The Christian Message

This video from The Thinking Atheist is too good to not pass on. It gives the Christian message in a loving and sympathetic way, but this frank portrayal doesn’t make Christianity look very good. Maybe that’s why Christians don’t give frank portrayals of their religion! [Read more...]

“God Did It” Explains Everything … or Maybe Not

“God did it” is an easy answer to many riddles within science. It’s so broad that it can explain anything, but this means that it explains nothing. [Read more...]


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