How to Become Humble

I saw this offered on Reddit as “How to Become an Atheist.” One problem is that atheists sometimes turn the critical gaze they probe religions with on their own worldview, and find that it is not without those same human imperfections, shortcomings, and unanswered questions that religious worldviews have. Using the “outsider test” (as John [Read More...]

Richard Carrier on Acts as Historical Fiction

John Loftus drew attention to the lecture above. Here are some comments on it. The presentation starts with best books, mentioning Richard Purvo, Dennis MacDonald, and John Dominic Crossan. This was misleading, because these scholars do not draw the distinctive conclusions that Carrier does. Luke-Acts is said to have been written by the same guy, and [Read More...]

John Loftus Accuses Jim West of Hate Speech

In what will presumably be a major talking point in the blogosphere in coming days, John Loftus has accused Jim West of hate speech. I suspect that the discussion of this topic on both Zwingli Redivivus and Debunking Christianity will get heated, and so let me offer this post’s comments section as a place for [Read More...]