Dr. Bart Ehrman Talks About Misquoting Jesus

Several years ago, Bible scholar Dr. Bart Ehrman gave a talk on his bestselling book Misquoting Jesus at the (now closed) Cathedral College.

Video of that talk only recently went up online and a lot of you may be interested in checking it out:

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The Seven Benefits of a Relationship Between an Atheist and a Believer

My friend Dale McGowan, who has already written two incredibly popular books on raising children as an atheist parent — Parenting Beyond Belief and Raising Freethinkers — has just published his latest book about atheists who are in relationships with believers.

It’s called In Faith and In Doubt: How Religious Believers and Nonbelievers Can Create Strong Marriages and Loving Families:

In the exclusive excerpt below, McGowan talks about the benefits of those mixed-faith relationships:

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Ten Years After the Publication of “The End of Faith,” Sam Harris Reflects on Its Impact

In was ten years ago today that Sam HarrisThe End of Faith was published, beginning a three-year boom in atheist publishing that saw the releases of Daniel Dennett‘s Breaking the Spell, Richard DawkinsThe God Delusion, Ayaan Hirsi Ali‘s Infidel, and Christopher HitchensGod is Not Great.

Those books not only caused their subject to go mainstream in a way it never had, their authors became the standard-bearers for atheism in America. Gary Wolf, in a Wired magazine cover story, dubbed the male authors the “New Atheists” and summarized their unstated goals: “They condemn not just belief in God but respect for belief in God. Religion is not only wrong; it’s evil.”

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Bible Parody Book Author Skips Conference After Receiving Death Threats, but Attendees Are Honoring Him Another Way

A couple of days ago, I posted about how “Horus Gilgamesh,” the author of a book called the Awkward Moments (Not Found In Your Average) Children’s Bible documenting many of the Bible’s little-known verses, had received death threats in advance of his appearance at this weekend’s Atheist Alliance of America’s annual convention in Seattle.

The writer of the threats said he’d see Horus at the conference.

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Author of Bible Parody Book Receives Death Threats Before Attending Weekend Conference

Last year, I posted about a book called the Awkward Moments (Not Found In Your Average) Children’s Bible documenting many of the Bible’s little-known verses.

Like these pages quoting Exodus 21:20-21:

The book was written by “Horus Gilgamesh” and illustrator “Agnes Tickheathen” (Agnostic Heathen) — both obviously pseudonyms. It received incredible reception online, becoming a mainstay atop Amazon’s books about atheism.

And now, despite the attempt at anonymity, their identities have been discovered by a Christian who just sent them a death threat:

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