If Pro-Lifers Got into the Car Business . . .

Stuck in the '50s …

Imagine pro-life thinking applied to the car business (a fable). [Read more...]

Where Complaints About Christian Persecution Fall Flat

Even Mohammed draws Mohammed on “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day”!

Today is International Blasphemy Rights Day (remember what happened eight years ago today?). Let’s burst some claims of Christian persecution and see how the outrage can be redirected in a way that works better for all of us, Christian and atheist. [Read more...]

What the Pro-Life Position Ignores

Pregnant woman smoking

If pregnancy wasn’t that big a deal, we could just let the pro-life movement have their way. But it is a big deal. “Just put the baby up for adoption” is remarkably ineffective, and the woman who takes an unplanned child to term is changed forever. [Read more...]

Human Memory: Vivid Doesn’t Mean Accurate

Our tenuous hold on the past

Don’t you remember where you were on 9/11? Apologists argue that the remarkable nature of the gospel story meant that it was recorded correctly. But an example shows the dramatic difference between a vivid memory and an accurate one. [Read more...]

Jesus and Vampires and Werewolves and Time Travel

“Back to the Future” movie

How does time travel work? How do vampires interact with sunlight? Different stories have different answers, just like different religions. [Read more...]

Five Intuitive Pro-Choice Arguments

Imagine pro-life protesters with signs showing the single cell that they claim is identical to a newborn baby

Pro-life advocates claim that a single cell and a newborn are both “babies.” Let’s test that claim with five pro-choice arguments that appeal to the emotional or intuitive side of the brain rather than the intellectual. [Read more...]

Atheist Monument Critique: Ten Commandments and Ten Punishments

Moses receives the Ten Commandments (France, 2010)

A Christian contrarian is unhappy with a new atheist monument on public property. See how well his attack supports the Ten Commandments and the associated punishments. [Read more...]

Atheist Monument Critique: Founding Father Freethinkers

New atheist monument on public land in Starke, Florida

A Christian contrarian is unhappy with a new atheist monument on public property. See how well his attack stands up to quotes from three founding fathers: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin. [Read more...]

Rebutting the “God is Simple” Argument

Sugar crystals--complex result with simple rules (and no intelligence)

Apologists Alvin Plantinga and William Lane Craig argue that God is simple. Their argument isn’t holy but full of holes. [Read more...]

Atheist Monument Critique: Treaty of Tripoli

Fragment of Treaty of Tripoli, 1797

A Christian contrarian is unhappy with a new atheist monument on public property. See how well his attack stands up to the quote from the Treaty of Tripoli. [Read more...]

Atheist Monument Critique: Madalyn Murray O’Hair

Atheist activist Madalyn Murray O’Hair

A Christian contrarian is unhappy with a new atheist monument on public property. See how well his attack stands up to the quote by Madalyn Murray O’Hair, founder of American Atheists. [Read more...]

Football Christianity

Tim Tebow and eye black

Football player Tim Tebow is famous for public praise and Bible verses. But he is a billboard for more than just the run-of-the-mill Bible verses. [Read more...]


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