What Does the New Testament Say about Homosexuality?

Heaven and Hell

Several passages from the New Testament are often cited to condemn homosexuality, but these sources undercut their own credibility. [Read more...]

Evolution is Crazy, Says Man Who Thinks the Earth Was Created 6000 Years Ago, All the Animals Were Saved on a Boat Built by a 600-yo Noah, and our Loving Creator Drowned Everyone

evolution creationism debate

Much could be said of the Bill Nye/Ken Ham debate, but I’ll focus on the low points of Ken Ham’s Creationist message. [Read more...]

The Bible’s Shortsighted View of the Universe

New Yorker View of the World

Saul Steinberg’s iconic view of the world from a New Yorker’s standpoint is similar to what we see in the Genesis account of creation. It shows the viewpoint of Iron Age men, not the creator of the universe. [Read more...]

Christianity’s Unbroken Record of Failure

Christianity failure

Christianity makes big claims. When you actually look for evidence for these claims, however, you come up empty. [Read more...]

Why is the Universe Comprehensible?

Comprehensible universe

Why is the universe comprehensible? A primate doesn’t need to be able to understand calculus or quantum physics—and yet we can. Is this evidence of the hand of God? [Read more...]

Does the Old Testament Condemn Homosexuality? (2 of 2)

Last Judgment inset

This post concludes our look at homosexuality in the Old Testament with some passages from Leviticus. At first glance, they’re pretty harsh. When properly understood, however, they don’t provide much ammunition to the Christian eager to condemn homosexuality. [Read more...]

Does the Old Testament Condemn Homosexuality?

Old Testament homosexuality

Take a look at the Old Testament story of Sodom and Gomorrah. It doesn’t say as much about homosexuality in modern society as many Christians imagine. [Read more...]

Spectrum Argument for Abortion, Revisited

spectrum abortion

The spectrum argument is my primary contribution to the discussion on abortion. It gives a useful perspective on what the unborn is. But a blogger—a secular one at that—objects. Take a look at his analysis of the spectrum argument. [Read more...]

Make Your Very Own Prophecy (That Actually Comes True!)

Fortune teller

Take a prediction from the Bible that seems to have come true. How big a deal is that? And how can you make your own prophecies? [Read more...]

Christian Magic Power Doesn’t Work if You Don’t Believe It

Christian Magic Power

Several martial arts masters claim to be able to defeat opponents without punches but with some sort of energy. Problem is, if you don’t believe it, it doesn’t work. This is like many Christian arguments—they’re effective only if you already believe. To the rest of us, they’re like the make-believe martial arts energy. [Read more...]

Maybe it Works Better in German


In an homage to a mock-German sign that I remember from the early personal computer days, this is a stern demand (in a very stern font) that people keep their meddling hands off the First Amendment. [Read more...]

Christians: Why You Need an Atheist Speaker at Your Next Conference

Truth fish wins again!

Christian conferences are often an echo chamber of reassurance and elementary arguments. Do they effectively train Christian apologists? Here’s one missing ingredient. [Read more...]