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

The Moon Isn’t Made of Green Cheese … Is It?

We all know that the moon isn’t made of green cheese. But is this knowledge justified? And what can this process tell us about more interesting claims such as “Jesus rose from the dead”? Read more

Word of the Day: Deepity

A deepity is basically the opposite of a profundity. A deepity is a statement that, to the extent that it’s true, is trivial, and to the extent that it’s profound, is false. Read more

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

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