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Atheists: What Would It Take to Change Your Mind?

Atheists and Christians should be open minded about new evidence

Listen up, atheists! What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. We’ve asked Christians what it would take them to change their minds. Now: what would it take for you to change YOURS? [Read more...]

Christianity is Self-Defeating

Why settle for a Hollywood cutout when you can have the real thing?

The book of Exodus gives God’s demand that the Jews stick with their own kind when they returned to Canaan. God had to make sure that they weren’t corrupted by the other religions. But the Bible wouldn’t have this prohibition unless the religion had been invented! The Bible defeats itself. [Read more...]

Christians: What Would It Take to Change Your Mind?

Christianity impervious to ignores evidence

How resilient is Christianity to contrary evidence? Does it blunder on in spite of clear evidence that its claims are false? Or are Christians eager to follow the evidence where it leads? [Read more...]

Christianity, the Ultimate Unfalsifiable Hypothesis

When will Charlie Brown see that his trust is misplaced?

A hypothesis should be testable, including “God exists.” How honestly do Christians follow the evidence? And have they made their hypothesis unfalsifiable? [Read more...]

The Religious Foundation of Groundhog Day

Groundhogs and their connection with Christianity

Groundhog Day (February 2) is a day when we can celebrate some old wives’ tale about groundhogs seeing their shadow, but few know about the religious foundation of this holiday. [Read more...]

It’s a Pro-Slavery Free-For-All!

American slave auction, 1619

That God allows slavery in the Old Testament is one of the stickier issues Christian apologists deal with, but instead of dealing with it honestly, some want to ignore the difficult parts. Take a look at what they don’t want you to know. [Read more...]

A Deist Argument Is Inadequate

Do the Christian apologetics point to God any more than Zeus?

Consider some of the popular science-y Christian apologetics: the Cosmological, Teleological, and Design Arguments, for example. They all share a flaw that gets too little attention. [Read more...]

God’s Kryptonite

God can’t handle iron chariots

If anything is unchanging, God should be. But our picture of God (all powerful, omniscient, omnipresent) doesn’t represent the God you get out from the Old Testament. Back in God’s youth, he was a lot weaker than he is now. Consider two examples from the Bible. [Read more...]

Pushback on Abortion

More on the abortion question

My post in honor of the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade has gotten a response. It’s more supportive than many Christian responses. Let’s take a look. [Read more...]

A Defense of Abortion Rights: The Spectrum Argument

Responding to the Christian view that abortion is forbidden

“Abortion means the death of a baby!” That’s true only if you say that a newborn baby is no different than the single cell that it came from. But this denies a spectrum of personhood that we all acknowledge. [Read more...]

Argument from Design Busted!

How DNA is like a Rube Goldberg machine

DNA is marvelously complicated, but mere complexity can make us miss the real issues. When we examine DNA and the sloppy way it’s put together, the Argument from Design collapses. [Read more...]

The Perplexing Monty Hall Problem and How It Undercuts Christianity

how the Monty Hall Problem relates to Christianity

One of the three doors has a car behind it. You pick one, and the game show host reveals that one of the other two is a goat. Knowing that there’s a total of two goats and one car, do you switch? [Read more...]


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