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Prayer Cures Disease? Tried and Found Wanting.

Pertussis

Claims that prayer actually does work aren’t hard to find. Finding the evidence to back up such a claim is much more difficult. [Read more...]

Televangelists Show Prayer is Useless

Linus gullibly awaits the Great Pumpkin (yet again)

Televangelists always ask for your prayers, but they always ask for lots of cash as well. What does this tell us about what supports their show? Maybe they’re a lot smarter than they seem. [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...]

Prayer Doesn’t Work as Advertised

“Praying Hands” by Albrecht Dürer (1508)

Here’s an excerpt from my book where two characters discuss prayer. What does the Bible claim about prayer? Does it deliver on those claims? Is prayer redundant if God already knows everything? How do we explain unanswered prayer? [Read more...]

The Prayer Experiment, Week 1

“St Dominic in Prayer” (subset) by El Greco, 1586–90

What’s happened after my first week of daily prayer? [Read more...]

The Atheist Prayer Experiment Begins

“The Last Prayer” by Samuel Hirszenberg (1897)

The 40-day atheist prayer experiment begins today. I’ll kick this off with a critique of the article behind the project, “Praying to Stop Being an Atheist.” [Read more...]

Should an Atheist Pray?

Praying person

A worldwide experiment will start in a week in which atheists pray for God to reveal himself. I’ve decided to participate, but does it make any sense for an atheist to pray? (If I’m making a mistake, talk me out of it!) [Read more...]

Do We REALLY Trust in God?

Do Christians really trust in God, like it says on the money?

Is it really true that “In God we trust”? With what do we trust him? It might indeed make Christians feel warm and fuzzy to see that motto on U.S. money, but do they actually believe it? [Read more...]

Claims that Prayer Cures Disease

Claims that prayer actually does work aren’t hard to find. Getting a plausible, evidence-based claim is much more difficult. [Read more...]

Prayer Doesn’t Work as Advertised

Here’s an excerpt from my book where two characters discuss prayer and whether it is effective. [Read more...]


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