The Design Argument (Fiction)

Cross Examined square

The Design Argument (“Gee—the world looks so intricately put together!”) is popular but naïve and flawed. Here’s an exploration of that through a fictional discussion. [Read more...]

How Christian Apologists Teleport Across Lessing’s “Ugly, Broad Ditch”

This bridge won’t carry you across

A little thing like lack of evidence won’t stop Christian apologists from handwaving about why they’re justified in believing religious claims. Here’s how they get across Lessing’s Ditch. [Read more...]

How Do You Decide What to Believe?

How to cross the ditch?

We come across claims all the time, some reasonable and some farfetched. An influential Enlightenment philosopher has a useful metaphor for deciding what to believe. [Read more...]

Who Cares About Charles Darwin?

Charles Darwin (1883 portrait by John Collier)

Charles Darwin was a giant force within biology, but I don’t care what he wrote. Creationists, by contrast, care a lot. They apparently imagine that, if they can quote him out of context, they can cast doubt on the validity of evolution. [Read more...]

The Argument from Mathematics Doesn’t Add Up to God (2 of 2)

Barbie says, “Math is hard!”

Let’s conclude our exploration of this new argument for Christianity. The Argument from Mathematics argues that math’s ability to explain reality is so extraordinary that it demands a divine explanation. [Read more...]

The Argument from Mathematics Doesn’t Add Up to God

Lots of math

Here’s a new argument for Christianity: math’s ability to explain reality is so extraordinary that it demands a divine explanation. [Read more...]

A Crazy Natural Explanation Or a Supernatural One: Which One Wins?

Elvis did it!

A plausible natural explanation beats the supernatural explanation. But even when you have an implausible explanation, it can still look a lot more reasonable. [Read more...]

The Great Commission and How It Doesn’t Apply to You

“Resurrection” by Polish painter Szymon Czechowicz (1758)

The Great Commission stands in the way of Christianity being a healthy force within society, but here are four reasons why the Great Commission doesn’t apply to Christians. [Read more...]

C. S. Lewis on Science

Magician's Twin video

The Discovery Institute produced a video about C.S. Lewis and science. Their agenda showed through. [Read more...]

Turning the Tables on Same-Sex Marriage? Not with THIS Argument (2 of 2).

Looks like that hurts

A Christian blogger offers six suggestions to improve the rhetorical position of Christians arguing against same-sex marriage. I agree with him that the Christian has an uphill battle, but I don’t agree that these suggestions make his argument any more palatable. [Read more...]


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