Pascal’s Problem: A Mathematical Disproof of Pascal’s Wager

Guest post: Pascal’s wager takes a gambler’s probabilistic look at the promise of the afterlife. From this perspective, betting on Christianity’s afterlife is just a smart bet. But this conclusion doesn’t stand up to analysis. [Read more…]

Simplicity: the Trait Missing from Christianity

Christianity is not simple. Its holy book is huge, and libraries could be filled with the books written about it, arguing one way or another about an unending list of problems and puzzles. But doesn’t that complexity reveal something? The message from a real god would be simple. [Read more…]

Frank Turek’s Criminally Bad C.R.I.M.E.S. Argument: Evil and Science

This is the final part of Frank Turek’s comprehensive apologetic for Christianity. He says that the Problem of Evil actually works in his favor, and the fruits of science are proof of God’s existence. See if you are more impressed than I was. [Read more…]

Frank Turek’s Criminally Bad C.R.I.M.E.S. Argument: Morality

Turek makes the popular mistake of confusing “morality” and “objective morality.” A dictionary would clear up a lot of Turek’s confusion. [Read more…]

The Devastating Muslim Test for Christianity

Imagine a thought experiment in which Christians try to convert Muslims. Muslims are excellent candidates since they already embrace the supernatural, accept much of the Old Testament, and even see Jesus as a prophet. What could possibly go wrong? [Read more…]

The Great Debate: Theism vs. Naturalism. Where Does the Evidence Point? (2 of 2)

Theism and naturalism are two great worldviews that reach incompatible conclusions. Follow where each is pointing, compare that with reality, and see which one makes the most sense (part 2). [Read more…]

Frank Turek’s Criminally Bad C.R.I.M.E.S. Argument: Information

Apologist Frank Turek argues that information in DNA is evidence of God, but he picks the worst possible animal as an example. [Read more…]

The Great Debate: Theism vs. Naturalism. Where Does the Evidence Point?

Theism and naturalism are two great worldviews that reach incompatible conclusions. Follow where each is pointing, compare that with reality, and see which one makes the most sense of the evidence. [Read more…]

Frank Turek’s Criminally Bad C.R.I.M.E.S. Argument: Reason

Apologist Frank Turek confuses reason with Absolute Reason. The human brain is fallible (who could argue?), but Turek fails when he imagines that Christians can explain things while atheists can’t. Actually, it’s the other way around. [Read more…]

Frank Turek’s Criminally Bad C.R.I.M.E.S. Argument: Fine Tuning

Frank Turek argues that the fine tuning of the cosmological constants argues in favor of theism. Let’s take a look.
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Irresponsible Use of the Awesome Power of Prayer

Jesus makes bold claims for prayer, and Christian parents often teach their children to pray at a very young age. But is it responsible to trust this awesome power to children? It is, but only because we know that prayer is nothing more than a placebo. [Read more…]

Revisiting the Kalam Cosmological Argument (3 of 3)

Let’s revisit the popular Christian apologetic, the Kalam argument, by investigating rebuttals to 11 objections. See if they’re effective, and see how much of my original argument remains. (3 of 3) [Read more…]