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God Creates Evil

unfalsifiable

The Ten Commandments is a short list, and it doesn’t cover all of God’s shenanigans. We’ll also compare God’s holy book against a much better source of morality. (And about God creating evil? That comes from the Bible.) [Read more...]

God Needs a 12-Step Program to Obey His 10 Commandments

Sand sculpture

If God gave Man the Ten Commandments, you’d think that he’d be the one who followed them the best. You’d be wrong. Perhaps God’s guiding principle is “do as I say, not as I do.” [Read more...]

Hoare’s Dictum

simplicity

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...]

“I Do Abortions Because I Am a Christian”

Christian abortion

I so often focus on Christians with whom I disagree that it’s nice to find one that I can support. Meet a Christian abortion doctor who sees his profession as a ministry. [Read more...]

George Washington Couldn’t Tell a Lie … But God Can

George Washington and the cherry tree (painting, 1939)

You’d think that only fallible humans would have a hard time telling the truth. Perhaps God is only human, because this is a tough one for him, too. [Read more...]

Infinity—Nothing to Trifle With (2 of 2)

INFINITY

Some casually apologists toss around the idea of infinity. If they understood some of the complexities, perhaps they wouldn’t be so comfortable. (Concluded) [Read more...]

Infinity—Nothing to Trifle With

Snowflake curve

Some casually apologists toss around the idea of infinity. If they understood some of the complexities, perhaps they wouldn’t be so comfortable. [Read more...]

Why the Gospel of Mark Is Likely NOT an Eyewitness Account

Martyrdom of Mark

How do we know that Mark wrote Mark? Why believe the claims that Mark documented eyewitness testimony–or that any of the gospels do? There is evidence, but it’s pretty flimsy. Here’s how apologists justify those claims. [Read more...]

Human Sacrifice in the Bible (2 of 2)

“Noah’s Offering” by Francesco Castiglione (17th century)

Don’t think the Bible gets saner as you move from the Old Testament to the New. Take a look at the logic behind the Bible’s most important human sacrifice. [Read more...]

God Loves the Smell of Burning Flesh: Human Sacrifice in the Bible

“Sacrifice of Isaac” (part) by Caravaggio, 1603

Christians like to look down on Israel’s Old Testament neighbors. (“Of course God was justified in wiping them out—they were barbaric!”) Let’s see if Israel wasn’t just as bad. [Read more...]

The Inevitability of Gay Marriage

gay marriage rights

Same-sex marriage seems inevitable, and much of the Christian church in America is opposed to this. Let’s look at how it’s responding to the challenge and speculate on how the church will look back on its handling of the issue. [Read more...]

What the Cardiff Giant Hoax Teaches Us About Christians

Christian Gullibility Cardiff Giant

A hoax that bested showman P.T. Barnum has an interesting religious thread. [Read more...]


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