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Biblical Slavery (3 of 3)

Slave

A Christian podcast spent an hour responding to columnist Dan Savage’s public spanking of the Bible. The podcast says that Savage’s claim–that the Bible is “radically pro-slavery”–is hopelessly wrong. Let’s let the Bible speak for itself. (Part 3 of 3) [Read more...]

War Just an Invention? Then Invent Something Better.

war religion Christianity

Is war an inherent part of society or is it just an invention? If an invention, perhaps we can invent something better to replace it. Let’s next ask the same question about religion. [Read more...]

A Response to Pascal’s Wager (Fiction)

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Mathematician Blaise Pascal famously compared belief in God to a wager. In this scene from my book, a Christian and an atheist argue about the strength of this argument. [Read more...]

Biblical Slavery (2 of 3)

Old Testament Bible slavery

A Christian podcast spent an hour responding to columnist Dan Savage’s public spanking of the Bible. The podcast says that Savage’s claim–that the Bible is “radically pro-slavery”–is hopelessly wrong. Let’s let the Bible speak for itself. (Part 2 of 3) [Read more...]

Foolproof Method for Separating History From Legend?

history legend jesus

A Christian author proposes four simple rules for winnowing historical truth from legend. Let’s try them out. He concludes with a bizarre standard for knowing truth. [Read more...]

The Most Popular Logical Fallacy in Christian Discourse?

christian logical fallacy

One particular logical fallacy springs too easily to many Christians’ lips. It’s easy to spot, and those who care about making sense should look for and eliminate this error. [Read more...]

Atheists Do Good Works, Too

Seattle Atheists Philanthropy Charity

It’s not just Christians who do good works. I’d like to tell you about a Seattle-area atheist group working on a project that you might like to help out with. [Read more...]

Old Testament Slavery—Not so Bad?

Enslaved

A Christian podcast spent an hour responding to columnist Dan Savage’s public spanking of the Bible. The podcast says that Savage’s claim–that the Bible is “radically pro-slavery”–is hopelessly wrong. Let’s let the Bible speak for itself. [Read more...]

Houdini vs. Sherlock Holmes

Houdini Sherlock Holmes Conan Doyle

Any of us are susceptible to the allure of the pleasing supernatural answer over harsh reality. Magician Harry Houdini gave Sir Arthur Conan Doyle a choice between natural and supernatural explanations. Guess which one he chose. [Read more...]

Christianity: Just Another Marketing Scam

GFX-100 dish antenna

Take a look at this outrageous ad from 30 years ago and see if it doesn’t remind you of someone. Or something. [Read more...]

Prayer Cures Disease? Tried and Found Wanting.

Pertussis

Claims that prayer actually does work aren’t hard to find. Finding the evidence to back up such a claim is much more difficult. [Read more...]

Superman and Jesus: More Similar than You Might Imagine

Superman Jesus

Superman comes to earth to save humanity just like Jesus. Though the stories are similar, more interesting is that the methods Christian apologists use to declare Jesus historical come to a similar conclusion for Superman. [Read more...]


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