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Reject the Scientific Consensus? How Do You Justify THAT?

Explain why you reject the consensus

Is a scientific consensus inconvenient? Then just handwave a reason to reject it! Though this is a popular response to unwanted scientific conclusions, it is intellectually indefensible. [Read more...]

What Did Paul Know About Jesus? Not Much.

Apostle Paul in primitive style

Sift through Paul’s writings, and you get very little of the biography of Jesus. What does this say about how the Jesus story grew over time? [Read more...]

And God is not Good, Either

Church sign - God tortures

The world lost an eloquent voice with Christopher Hitchens’ death one year ago. Inspired by his book “God is Not Great,” I’d like to continue with that thought: “And God is not good, either.” Let’s take a look at the slavery, genocide, and general barbarity the all-loving Creator of the universe apparently approves of. [Read more...]

Scientist Thinking vs. Lawyer Thinking

Lawyer

Consider two kinds of thinking. Each has its place, but we fool ourselves when we use one but pretend that we’re using another. [Read more...]

Christmas Time! Time to Investigate the Virgin Birth “Prophecy.”

An atheist considers a stained-glass manger scene

Matthew grounds his virgin birth story as the fulfillment of a prophecy from the Old Testament book of Isaiah. Let’s take a look at what that chapter is actually talking about to see if Matthew’s claim holds up. [Read more...]

Looking for Christmas Gifts? Give Something Thought Provoking This Year.

Cross Examined by Bob Seidensticker

What do you get those hard-to-buy-for people on your Christmas list? Let me make a shameless suggestion: buy them my book! It’s a novel about the Christian/atheist debate that wrestles with the most popular apologetic arguments that are current in society today. [Read more...]

Video: Are the Gospels Eyewitness Accounts?

Are the Gospels Eyewitness Accounts?

They tell us that the gospels were written by eyewitnesses, or at least that they are eyewitness testimony. But how do we know that? This video approach to the question shows that the evidence is pretty flimsy. [Read more...]

War on Christmas?

“How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” by Dr. Seuss (1957)

Is the zombie atheist army conducting a War on Christmas? Are atheists unlawfully curtailing the rightful place of Christian displays in public places? Or are we seeing the opposite—Christian displays imposed on the state-supported public square in violation of the Constitution? [Read more...]

Jesus a Legend: A Dozen Reasons (Part 2)

Wizard of Oz

Is the Jesus story a legend? Christians don’t think so. Here are some reasons they give for rejecting the legend hypothesis, with rebuttals. (Part 2 of 2) [Read more...]

Jesus a Legend: A Dozen Reasons

Griffon

Is the Jesus story a legend? Christians don’t think so. Here are some reasons they give for rejecting the legend hypothesis, with rebuttals. [Read more...]

C.S. Lewis Gets it Wrong: Liar, Lunatic, Lord … or Legend?

“The Unicorn in Captivity” (c. 1500), the Unicorn Tapestry collection, The Cloisters

C.S. Lewis is rightly famous for his impact on Christian apologetics. With this argument, however, he misses the elephant in the room. [Read more...]

Street Preacher Cage Match, Part 2

Banner that I use when “street preaching” (side 2)

Here’s the rest of my atheist street banner. And I’d like to get your opinions—what is too much? [Read more...]


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