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Human Sacrifice in the Bible (2 of 2)

“Noah’s Offering” by Francesco Castiglione (17th century)

Don’t think the Bible gets saner as you move from the Old Testament to the New. Take a look at the logic behind the Bible’s most important human sacrifice. [Read more...]

Scholarly Consensus for the Resurrection?

Jesus resurrection

Gary Habermas is well known for his case for the resurrection of Jesus. He says that most critical scholars agree with him, but his argument collapses with investigation. [Read more...]

Jesus and Santa: a Parable on How We Dismiss Evidence

Santa and Jesus: two myths

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...]

10 Reasons the Crucifixion Story Makes No Sense

Close-up from Matthias Grünewald’s 1506 painting of the crucifixion of Jesus, “Isenheim Altarpiece”

The crucifixion story? Not that big a deal. Here are 10 reasons why it makes no sense. [Read more...]

Don’t Believe Christianity Until You Believe in Aliens

If you like the Jesus resurrection story, you should like the alien story better!

The Christian accepts the claims of the gospels. Contrast this with another claim: that aliens have visited the earth. Since that claim beats the Jesus story on every point, does that mean you must accept alien claims? [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...]

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...]

10 Reasons to Just Say Nay to the Naysayer Hypothesis

Replica of German WW2 sign ("Attention: Mines")

We’re told that the gospel story must be true because, if it weren’t, eyewitnesses at the time would correct it. In fact, it doesn’t work that way. Here are 10 reasons why this naysayer hypothesis is nonsense. [Read more...]

Finding Jesus Through Board Games

Monopoly? Well, not quite.

Let’s explore an interesting twist on a popular board game. The resulting game has the motivation of the game completely disconnected with the actions within the game, so it looks like it won’t sell too well. But this broken game parallels Christianity very closely. [Read more...]

Failed Prophecy: Isaiah 53

This sad vehicle isn’t going anywhere

Like our earlier analysis of Psalm 22, only by selecting individual phrases of Isaiah 53 out of context can we imagine that we have a prophecy. Honestly examine the entire chapter, and the “prophecy” vanishes. [Read more...]


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