HTML 101 (For More Expressive Comments)

This blog has well over 1000 comments, which has made it a more invigorating place to be. To help make these comments clearer, here are a few HTML suggestions. [Read more...]

Word of the Day: CE and BCE

AD/BC (Anno Domini/Before Christ) as year labeling conventions are being replaced by CE/BCE (Common Era/Before Common Era). Here’s a little background. [Read more...]

War on Christmas?

Is there a War on Christmas? Is the rightful place of Christian displays in public places being unlawfully curtailed? Or are we seeing the opposite—Christian displays imposed on the state-supported public square in violation of the Constitution? [Read more...]

500 Eyewitnesses to the Risen Christ? Not likely.

In 1 Cor. 15:6, Paul claims that 500 people saw Jesus risen after his crucifixion. This verse is popular among apologists who imagine this as strong evidence that the crucifixion is historical. However, this argument crumbles under scrutiny. [Read more...]

Understanding Morality—It’s Really Not that Hard

When apologist Greg Kokul critiques atheist morality, it’s hard to imagine that he’ll get so many things wrong. [Read more...]

Word of the Day: Pareidolia

Pareidolia is perceiving meaning in something random—a face in a cloud, for example. Or Mary in a grilled cheese sandwich. We don’t need to imagine a supernatural explanation for these images when the natural explanation explains the evidence. [Read more...]

And God isn’t Good, Either

The world lost an eloquent voice with Christopher Hitchens’ death. Inspired by his book “God is Not Great,” I’d like to continue with that thought: “And God is not good, either.” Let’s take a look at the slavery, genocide, general barbarity the all-loving Creator of the universe apparently approves of. [Read more...]

It’s Launch Day for my Book, Cross Examined!

It’s launch day for “Cross Examined: An Unconventional Spiritual Journey”! This novel argues that if God exists, he made Reason to be used. There are many nonfiction books that discuss apologetics and many novels with atheist characters, but this may be the first novel that pulls in apologetic arguments both for and against Christianity, with the debate taking on the role of an additional character. [Read more...]

Give Something Thought Provoking for Christmas

What do you get those hard-to-buy-for people on your Christmas list? Let me make a shameless plug: buy my new book! It’s a novel about the Christian/atheist debate that wrestles with the most popular apologetic arguments. [Read more...]

An Atheist Ad Campaign—a Holiday Tradition!

Seattle Atheists launched a bus ad campaign for the holiday season. Several different banner ads will show ordinary people in ordinary scenes with the tag line, “1 in 4 is an atheist.” [Read more...]


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