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A Debt to Christianity?

Does Christianity give us much? Do atheists or secularists owe it a debt?

A popular article argues that all of us—atheists, too—owe a great debt to Christianity. It grounds the stable Western society that we take for granted. (Or does it?) [Read more...]

Lee Strobel’s Fragile Argument

Investigation shatters a poor argument

Lee Strobel imagines that he takes a tough journalistic attitude to the Christian message and that evidence shows it to be correct. But a little investigation shows that his case is flimsy. [Read more...]

Separating Fact From Fiction: How Does Christianity Fare?

when you throw your net into a sea of truth, what do you get? do you get Christianity?

Imagine throwing your Net of Truth into the water. You want to pull up truth and nothing but the truth. What is your procedure for winnowing fact from fiction? [Read more...]

What Would a Religious Constitution Look Like?

The US Constitution is not in the least religious

The U.S. Constitution is secular, which provides protection to both atheists and believers, but this trait is under attack by Christian revisionists. They pretend that it’s actually religious. Let’s consider what a religious constitution would actually look like. [Read more...]

The U.S. Constitution is 100 Percent Secular—or Is It?

Is the Constitution secular? Yep.

Christians are eager to imagine the founding fathers building the nation’s foundation on a Christian footing. Is the Law of the Land secular? Or do these Christians have a point? [Read more...]

Religion and Sports: Just Cultural Traits?

How similar are religion and sports?

Religion and sports both have important dates throughout the calendar. They both have sacred designs and special clothes. They both have revered spaces. Superstition in sports is like supernatural belief in religion. They both create an “us” and a “them.” How far can we take this comparison? [Read more...]

Don’t Believe Christianity Until You Believe in Aliens

If you like the Jesus resurrection story, you should like the alien story better!

The Christian accepts the claims of the gospels. Contrast this with another claim: that aliens have visited the earth. Since that claim beats the Jesus story on every point, does that mean you must accept alien claims? [Read more...]

Thoughtless Thinking About Homosexuality

Don't kiss a girl if you're a girl?

An online Christian ministry has a flabby argument against homosexuality and same-sex marriage that needs dismantling. [Read more...]

Response To an Angry Christian (2 of 2)

Mary Poppins and her infinite carpet bag (like Christians’ carpet bag of miracle claims)

Let’s wrap up our analysis of a Catholic blogger’s rant against atheism. He gives us three more arguments with which he’s not impressed. Curiously, neither am I. [Read more...]

Response To an Angry Christian

Why were Stalin and Hitler bad? Was it the moustaches?

A Catholic blogger claims to have distilled atheists’ arguments down to just two. And he’s not impressed. [Read more...]

Principle of Analogy

Bob Price, the Bible Geek

Some events are common in our everyday lives. When we see one of these, we know what bin to put it in. Other events are common, but only as legends–raising from the dead, for example. Here’s the principle behind this natural categorization. [Read more...]

Polytheism in the Bible

Many gods aren't just in Greek or Roman legends. The Bible has polytheism as well.

Have you come across enigmatic verses where God seems to be one of many? The Old Testament is full of them. Let’s take a look and see the transition from polytheism to monotheism. [Read more...]


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