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A Powerful Defense of Reason … or Maybe Not

Some Christians argue both sides of the reason issue. Is it God’s greatest gift or is it the devil’s whore as Martin Luther argued? Here is the input from an experience pastor. [Read more...]

10 Reasons to Just Say Nay to the Naysayer Hypothesis

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...]

Welcome the World’s 7 Billionth Citizen

Today, the world gets its seven billionth citizen. The Quiverfull movement, popular among some Christian groups, urges Christians to “let God decide” how many children they will have. In the 21st century, we have this kind of irresponsible thinking? It’s as if people don’t know where babies come from or the impact that population has on the world’s finite resources. [Read more...]

No Apologies or even Admission of Failure from Camping

Harold Camping’s Family Radio has scrubbed its web site of any reference to its humiliating end-of-the-world failure. In what other industry could such a catastrophic failure be ignored so completely? [Read more...]

Cartoon: Mythology and Science Just Don’t Mix

Cartoon: Genetics meets the Adam ‘n Eve story, and it’s like salt on a slug. [Read more...]

The Bible Shows Why Prayer Doesn’t Work

I’ve figured out why prayer doesn’t work! The clues are all within a single book of the Bible. [Read more...]

Tribulations of Leaving Religion

You can leave a company with two weeks’ notice. You can leave a club by not paying dues. But leaving Christianity often brings consequences. How will your fellow parishioners interpret your departure, and how will they respond? [Read more...]

Christianity Can Rot Your Brain

God commands a lot of genocide in the Bible. Apparently feeling compelled to justify the savagery of his favorite deity, apologist William Lane Craig actually argues that the slaughter was justified and righteous. [Read more...]

Word of the Day: Hoare’s Dictum

A computer science pioneer makes a point about simplicity in software that also applies to apologetics arguments: some arguments succeed because they’re plainly correct, but others succeed only because they’re confusing. [Read more...]

End of the World (Again)

I’ve enjoyed it, but this is the last day for this blog. That’s because this is the last day for everything. Yes, today is another in a long list of dates for the end of the world. But remember: celebrate sensibly! (Because tomorrow just might come after all …) [Read more...]


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