Zach Alexander’s review of Faitheist

On Twitter, I mentioned that this review by Zach Alexander of Chris Stedman’s book Faitheist “has me thoroughly convinced not to read it.” Zach tweeted back asking, “did you at least agree with the more positive sections?” and I’ve decided to go ahead and give a blogpost-length reply. [Read more...]

The Assyrian Empire and the Old Testament God

Some liberal Christians and Jews look at the massacres described in the Old Testament (especially the book of Joshua) and try to console themselves by saying that, while the stories may be horrifying, they didn’t really happen. I agree with them there. The stories in the Torah and book of Joshua are pure mythology, and [Read More...]

Why “faitheist” Chris Stedman is so obnoxious

I said I wasn’t going to say any more about Chris Stedman, but Hemant recently posted an exclusive excerpt with an intro that I feel needs a response: [Read more...]

New Agers

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Draft of an abridged Bible reading challenge

I have, at this point, tweeted my way through most of the Bible. The project has got me thinking about Isaac Asimov’s old line that, “Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.” There’s something too this, but the Bible has at least one drawback as a book to get people [Read More...]

Taking it personally and ignoring the bad stuff

I’ve decided not to write anything more directly on Chris Stedman’s “Toxic Atheism” piece, but I think this piece, which I recently wrote to be included in The Book. [Read more...]

The Mormon Church has issues with the truth

From a Salon piece on excomunicated Mormon historian Michael Quinn. “Packer” here is Boyd Paker, the current #2 of the Mormon Church: [Read more...]

You’ll eat your kids: tweeting Isaiah through Ezekiel

Previously in Tweeting my way through the Bible: Genesis and Exodus, Leviticus through Deuteronomy, Joshua through Psalms, Proverbs through Song of Songs. [Read more...]

The actually good books in the “Good Book,” or: No, I’m not just tweeting the nasty stuff

Previously in Tweeting my way through the Bible: Genesis and Exodus, Leviticus through Deuteronomy, Joshua through Psalms. [Read more...]


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