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Does the Christian Care About the Poor or Not?

Do Christians really care about the poor? Millions do, of course. But prosperity-gospel preachers and many conservative politicians seem to have lost touch with this constituency. TV host Stephen Colbert has a stinging response. [Read more...]

The Religious Foundation of Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day (February 2) is a day when we can celebrate some old wives’ tale about groundhogs seeing their shadow, but few people know about the religious foundation of this day. [Read more...]

The U.S. Constitution is 100 Percent Secular—or Is It?

Christians are eager to imagine the founding fathers building the nation’s foundation on a Christian footing. Is the Constitution secular? Or do these Christians have a point? [Read more...]

Word of the Day: Irreducible Complexity

A system is irreducibly complex when every part is necessary. Remove any part, and the system breaks, so how could such a system have been built, piece by piece, by nature? Any precursor would have been useless and therefore selected against by evolution. But an example with which we’re all familiar undercuts this argument. [Read more...]

16 Arguments Against Abortion, with Rebuttals (Part 2)

What do Christians say to these arguments? Here are 16 responses to my pro-choice position, with rebuttals (part 2 of 2). [Read more...]

Post #100

It’s post #100! Time to take stock of where we’ve been and where we’re going. [Read more...]

Why is it Always Men Advancing the Pro-Life Position?

Today is Blog for Choice Day, the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court’s decision that made abortion legal in the U.S. Let’s ask why it seems to always be men advancing the pro-choice position. Does it seem too convenient that the group that’s not directly inconvenienced by pregnancy is the one pushing it? [Read more...]

16 Arguments Against Abortion, with Rebuttals

What do Christians say to my arguments? Here are 16 responses to my pro-choice position, with my rebuttals (part 1 of 2). [Read more...]

Marriage vs. Religious Freedom

A recent document from conservative Christians declared that the legalization of same-sex marriage would impose unfair burdens on them by barring discrimination against same-sex couples. After U.S. laws against mixed-race marriage were overturned in 1967, do you supposed the church complained in the same way, that they would no longer be able to discriminate against marriages that they didn’t like? [Read more...]

What Does the Bible Say About Abortion? Not Much.

God has no problem killing men, women, and children, so what’s the big deal? There’s no prohibition against abortion in the Bible. And that “thou shalt not murder” thing? It’s not even in the Ten Commandments. [Read more...]


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