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Predictions for the End of the World

End of the world predictions

How common are end-times predictions? Perhaps more common than you think. “The end is nigh!” is a prediction with much backpedaling. [Read more...]

A Defense of Boy Scouts

Eagle Scout medal

Boy Scouts of America has gotten a lot of pushback against its new policy to allow gay Scouts. Let’s critique one of those attacks. The Boy Scouts’ own principles undermine it. [Read more...]

Response to Attack on My Naysayer Argument

The Sistene Chapel image without God looks better

I got a response to my argument against the naysayer hypothesis. Let’s take a look to see if it holds up. [Read more...]

Happy Anniversary of the World Not Ending

The end is (was) nigh!

You may not realize how lucky you are to be reading this. The world was supposed to have ended two days ago … but I guess it didn’t. Again. (And do you know what today is the anniversary of?) [Read more...]

What’s Up With Other Atheist Bloggers?

Carousel

Want to check out what other atheists at Patheos are blogging about? Here’s a sample. [Read more...]

Bungling the Facts Behind Evolution

Evolution of horse

An apologetic for politicians who attack science falls short. [Read more...]

The Childish Faith of John Lennox (2 of 2)

its' ok for a child to have a childish faith; not so much an Oxford mathematician

Oxford mathematics professor John Lennox is an energetic defender of Christianity, but a recent interview on the Problem of Evil suggests that his mathematical proofs may be a lot stronger than his Christian ones (part 2 of 2). [Read more...]

The Childish Faith of John Lennox

Not a great defense of Christianity (apologetics)

Oxford mathematics professor John Lennox is an energetic defender of Christianity, but a recent interview on the Problem of Evil suggests that his mathematical proofs may be a lot stronger than his Christian ones. [Read more...]

Quest for the Simplest Explanation

Something’s missing here …

Pick an important leader in any field. Now imagine a detailed history that omits that central figure. You’d notice the absence, right? We’re told that God is a central figure in reality—let’s try the same thought experiment with him. [Read more...]

How Religious are Americans? Not as Much as You Think.

Praying hands (in marble)

Americans are famously religious when compared to other countries in the West. But new studies have peeked behind the curtain to determine how religious Americans really are. It turns out that they’re not as religious as we thought. [Read more...]

A Biblical Foundation for American Freedoms?

What should happen if you violated the tenth commandment

Some Christian history revisionists eagerly claim biblical precedents for the pioneering rights that the U.S. Constitution. But compare it with the Ten Commandments and the differences become clear. [Read more...]

How to Invent a Plausible God

Chair balancing

Religions walk a fine line between promising too little and promising too much. Too little and no one cares; too much and you get found out. But there’s a surprising advantage to contradictions in your religion’s story. [Read more...]


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