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Televangelists Show Prayer is Useless

Linus gullibly awaits the Great Pumpkin (yet again)

Televangelists always ask for your prayers, but they always ask for lots of cash as well. What does this tell us about what supports their show? Maybe they’re a lot smarter than they seem. [Read more...]

New Commenting System!

Tim the Enchanter, from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”

Comments on the new commenting system for Patheos blogs. [Read more...]

God ♥ Genocide

William Lane Craig plays chess

The Bible makes clear what God thinks of genocide. Apologist William Lane Craig attempts a rearguard action, but his defense of God is pretty weak. [Read more...]

Do Atheists Borrow From the Christian Worldview?

Maxwell's Equations

We’re told, “The atheist borrows from the Christian worldview!” But dig into this claim, and you’ll see there’s nothing there. Here’s a parable that illustrates the issue. [Read more...]

Interview an Atheist at Church Day, May 5

Promotional poster for Interview an Atheist at Church Day

Do you seek out conversations with people who don’t share your religious views? Here’s a proposal to formalize that process. [Read more...]

Same-Sex Marriage Leads to Police State

Protester in Maldives

I recently attended the same-sex wedding of a friend, so I was particularly interested to read an article arguing against it. I was surprised to learn the inevitable terminus of this slippery slope. [Read more...]

Thoughts on the Boston Bombing

Injured spectator on a bloody sidewalk after Boston marathon bombing

I have a tenuous connection with the Boston Marathon because I watched a few finishes years ago. It reminds me of another bomb plot that didn’t end the same way. [Read more...]

Attack of the Angry Atheists! (2 of 2)

Poster for 1958 movie, “Attack of the 50 Foot Woman”

A rabbi tries but fails to understand atheists’ anger. Let’s take a look at his guesses to see where they fail. [Read more...]

Attack of the Angry Atheists!

Cover artwork for book “Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies”

Dinesh D’Souza is perplexed by those darn angry atheists. What’s got atheists so worked up? Let me count the ways … [Read more...]

500 Eyewitnesses to the Risen Christ? Not Likely.

A fragment of manuscript P46, a papyrus collection of many of the New Testament epistles. It was written in about 200CE.

The apostle Paul claims that 500 people saw Jesus alive after his crucifixion. This claim is popular among apologists who imagine this as strong evidence that the crucifixion is historical. However, this argument crumbles under scrutiny. [Read more...]

A Critique of 1 Corinthians 15

Fragment of 1 Corinthians 15 from Codex Sinaiticus

This chapter in Paul’s letter to the church in Corinth makes perhaps Paul’s clearest summary of Christian theology, but Paul’s views don’t match those of many Christians. [Read more...]

Shroud of Turin: An Easter Miracle?

Shroud of Turin closeup

What are we to make of the Shroud of Turin? Is it a miracle or a fake? [Read more...]


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