God is as Believable as Unicorns

How do we handle claims of unicorns and other fanciful beasts? These don’t perplex us; we know what to do with them. Similarly, we know what to do with god claims. Read more

10 Rules of Life

This life advice approaches things from a different angle. Read more

Arguing the Truth of the Bible (Fiction)

A Christian and an atheist debate various arguments for the truth of the Bible in this excerpt from my book Cross Examined. Read more

Biblical Slavery (3 of 3)

A Christian podcast spent an hour responding to columnist Dan Savage’s public spanking of the Bible. The podcast says that Savage’s claim–that the Bible is “radically pro-slavery”–is hopelessly wrong. Let’s let the Bible speak for itself. (Part 3 of 3) Read more

War Just an Invention? Then Invent Something Better.

Is war an inherent part of society or is it just an invention? If an invention, perhaps we can invent something better to replace it. Let’s next ask the same question about religion. Read more

A Response to Pascal’s Wager (Fiction)

Mathematician Blaise Pascal famously compared belief in God to a wager. In this scene from my book, a Christian and an atheist argue about the strength of this argument. Read more

Biblical Slavery (2 of 3)

A Christian podcast spent an hour responding to columnist Dan Savage’s public spanking of the Bible. The podcast says that Savage’s claim–that the Bible is “radically pro-slavery”–is hopelessly wrong. Let’s let the Bible speak for itself. (Part 2 of 3) Read more

Foolproof Method for Separating History From Legend?

A Christian author proposes four simple rules for winnowing historical truth from legend. Let’s try them out. He concludes with a bizarre standard for knowing truth. Read more

The Most Popular Logical Fallacy in Christian Discourse?

One particular logical fallacy springs too easily to many Christians’ lips. It’s easy to spot, and those who care about making sense should look for and eliminate this error. Read more

Atheists Do Good Works, Too

It’s not just Christians who do good works. I’d like to tell you about a Seattle-area atheist group working on a project that you might like to help out with. Read more

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