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Philosophical Grounding: A Parable

We’re told, “The atheist borrows from the Christian worldview!” But dig into this claim, and you’ll see there’s nothing there. [Read more...]

10 Reasons the Crucifixion Story Makes No Sense

The story of the crucifixion of Jesus? Not that big a deal. Here are 10 reasons why it makes no sense. [Read more...]

James Dobson Needs My Money (and an Education)

Big wad of cash

In a fundraising letter, James Dobson makes clear the social problems he sees with the country and how making ourselves right with God would set everything right. It’s irresistible to pass up the opportunity to point out a few errors. [Read more...]

Humor: Does God Exist?

The television show “Big Talk” tries to get to the bottom of the question “Does God Exist?” (video, 1:28). [Read more...]

Religion: Billions into a Black Hole

Religion sucks up $100 billion in the U.S. every year. Where does that money go? Let’s compare the money flow to a similarly-sized company to see if we’re getting our money’s worth. [Read more...]

Don’t Move the Goalposts

Apologists often say about the puzzling questions at the limits of science, “If you can’t answer them, we can!” For the old questions (such as “What causes disease?” or “What causes drought?”) this claim is now laughable. Why is Christianity’s claim to answer the new questions any less so? [Read more...]

Can Christian Scholars Be Objective?

Christian scholar Michael Licona recently made one small challenge to the inerrancy of scripture, and that intellectual honest cost him his job. This shows what can happen if a Christian scholar follows the facts where they lead. More importantly, it means that anything written by a Christian scholar bound by his university’s statement of faith is suspect. [Read more...]

Word of the Day: Opiate of the Masses

Karl Marx’s “Religion is the opiate of the masses” quote doesn’t mean what most people think it means. Surprisingly, it gives clues to why religion is here and what would cause it to wither away. [Read more...]

On 11/11/11, Let’s Crank it to 11!

You only get one Spinal Tap day every century—11/11/11—and today is it. Spinal Tap was a fictional heavy metal group whose amps had dials that didn’t stop at 10 but went to 11. Today is a day to crank it to 11 by considering some similar nonsensical thinking within Christianity. [Read more...]

An Inept Attempt to Defang the Problem of Evil

Christian apologist Greg Kokul tries to turn the tables on the atheist who proposes the Problem of Evil, but his argument collapses into cogently-argued rubble. [Read more...]


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