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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...]

Design Hypothesis: DNA and Dysteleology

Creationism, evolution, and the Design Hypothesis

Teleology says that life shows the hand of a designer; dysteleology says the reverse. Four aspects of DNA—the c-value enigma, pseudogenes, endogenous retroviruses, and atavisms—make a clear case for the latter. [Read more...]

How Likely the Jesus Miracle Stories?

Weighing souls, like we must weigh the evidence for God and Jesus

How can probability be used to help clarify the God question? A quick (and easy) summary of Bayes Theorem will provide a useful tool in weighing competing claims. [Read more...]

The Cross Examined Podcast!

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I’m now podcasting this blog. If you prefer to listen to a podcast so you can multitask, this may be a fit for you. [Read more...]

Rationalizing Away the “Canaanite Problem” (2 of 2)

Jesus and the Canaanite woman

Let’s conclude our look at Greg Koukl’s analysis of the Problem of Evil. We’re on the same page that this is a tough problem for Christianity, but I’m not sure that his resolution is as complete as he thinks. [Read more...]

Rationalizing Away the “Canaanite Problem”

Can Christianity justify genocide?

A popular fundamentalist Christian wrestles with the Problem of Evil. He’s confident that he’s got this persistent problem under control. Take a look and see if that optimism is well placed. [Read more...]

Why Worry About a God That Isn’t There?

What should atheists call themselves?

You don’t call yourself an a-unicornist. Or an a-Santaist. Why should people without a god belief call themselves a-theists? [Read more...]

Weak Analogies Don’t Prove God

don't use weak analogies for Jesus belief

How do you describe the relationship between you and Jesus? It’s similar to an ordinary person-to-person relationship … or so goes the popular analogy. Think about it for a moment, however, and this analogy falls apart. [Read more...]

Top Religion Story of 2012

Are Christians more generous than atheists?

The Catholic League’s Bill Donohue enjoys getting agitated about this or that perceived insult against his religion, but he’s delighted with a new study showing the religious to be more generous. A little research uncovers a different story, however. [Read more...]

Lawyer Thinking, Revisited

Lawyer thinking vs. scientist thinking in apologetics

A podcaster has pushed back against my recent “Scientist Thinking vs. Lawyer Thinking” post. Let’s give him a hearing and see what that does to my argument. [Read more...]

Exponentially Increasing Claims and Christianity

claims for God are implausible

“God exists” is an easy claim to make, but how likely is it? Consider a series of increasingly unlikely categories of claims to see where the Christian claim fits in. [Read more...]

Jesus and Santa

If you're determined to believe myths like Santa (or Jesus), it's not too hard to delude yourself

Imagine two kids arguing about Santa. Defending Santa’s existence may be easier than you imagine. Indeed, rationalization can defend just about any belief, including belief in Jesus. [Read more...]


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