Explaining satire 101: a follow-up to my “Does this cartoon offend you?” post

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It’s weird to realize that my “Does this cartoon offend you?” post is my most-viewed piece of writing ever by a wide margin. I’m not exactly sure it’s my most-read piece, because I’m not sure how many people on Reddit actually read the thing rather than just looking at the cartoon I was commenting on [Read More...]

The Republicans lost, and they’re threatening to take the rest of the country down with them

I’ve been watching the fiscal cliff mess only half-interestedly, see here for the latest installment. I don’t have any strong opinions on what exactly Obama should do here, tactically speaking. It looks like there’s a lot to be said for just going over the cliff at this point, but I don’t know for sure. [Read more...]

So I’m confused: who did Paul think would be saved?

So my “tweeting my way through the Bible” project (which you can follow at @UncredibleHallq on Twitter) is currently on Romans. This has reminded me of something that’s puzzled me for awhile: what on earth did Paul think about who would be saved? [Read more...]

A public service announcement regarding a certain religious organization

The following is an excerpt from chapter 4 of the book. [Read more...]

Writer’s block: figuring out what to say about philosophy and science as they relate to religion

So, next on the agenda is to rework my half-completed drafts of chapters six, seven, and eight of the book, which deal with philosophy and science. But I’m feeling a bit stuck. [Read more...]

Atheism is just thinking there aren’t any gods (version 2.0)

The following is an excerpt from the first draft chapter of the book. It grew out of, and shares a title with, this post. [Read more...]

The two books you should read for a response to Craig et al on the resurrection

After long resisting the idea, I’m now considering republishing my first book (a response to evangelical apologists who claim the resurrection can be proven with historical evidence) as an ebook. However, it will take some work to set up, so what should you read in the mean time? [Read more...]

Beta testing a book: Chapter 5: An open letter to religious believers on God and evil

And now… the revised version of chapter 5 of the book. It contains my “open letter on God and evil,” which has been floating around the net for more than two years, longer than any other part of this book. But that’s not all it has. The full chapter consists of: [Read more...]

Calling all Old Testament buffs: some claims I’d like to confirm/disconfirm

As I’ve said before, I don’t know as much about the Old Testament as I do the New Testament. Thus, I found The Bible Unearthed really interesting, but wasn’t sure how much stock to put in some of its claims (see posts here and here). I’ve attempted to dig deeper into OT scholarship on my own, but [Read More...]


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